Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) - Online

Online - 4 December 2023

New Zealand Tertiary College

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 7
NZQA Credits: 360
Learning Style: Online Learning
Start Date:
End Date:
3 December 2026

This qualification is designed for learners who want in-depth training in many areas of early childhood education and complete their studies online. This Bachelors programme provides learners the skills to embark on many different roles in the field of early childhood education, and is a pathway to a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE), which makes learners eligible for teacher registration.

Providing essential knowledge and skills for a successful career in a number of early childhood related roles, this degree focuses on the major aspects of early childhood education, exploring current issues and trends without the requirement of practice.

Blended Learning/Online - Undergraduate Programs

Students undertaking the Blended Learning or Online mode of study, which includes all ECE qualifications apart from our postgraduate ECE qualifications, are able to start on any Monday during the year except when the Monday falls in the Christmas holiday break of the college. These students will be provided with program start and finish dates when their program start date has been determined. Program start dates for Blended Learning or Online students can only be determined when the student has met the conditions of their enrolment which includes Approval in Principle for their visa to study where applicable.

Blended Learning and Online students will not be provided with vacation breaks unless their study falls over the Christmas break period when NZTC cannot fully support their study. NZTC does not issue vacation periods after study has been completed.


Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) - Online

All applicants must:

  • Have University Entrance via either NCEA or CIE

    or achieved an equivalent overseas high school diploma

    or completed a recognised qualification of at least 120 credits at level 3 or above

  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student

Please note:

  • Any student who reaches the age of 20 by the commencement of the program and who does not meet the requirement for admission to the program may be granted special admission. Applicants may need to demonstrate academic ability to study at the level required to complete the program successfully

  • Other special admission categories may be applied for and granted at the discretion of the College

  • Credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College

Language Entry Criteria:
International students are required to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting the language criteria defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 for a level 7 qualification.

Domestic students with English as an additional language are required to provide proof of their English language competency. Please email for more information.

Domestic and International Applicants studying outside New Zealand:

  • Must have turned 16 years of age prior to starting the program

International Applicants Studying in New Zealand

  • Must have turned 18 years of age prior to starting the program

All students will be required to:

  • Engage in online discussions

International students are also required to attend compulsory tutorials throughout the program

Domestic Fee (NZD): $6,360 (per annum) | International Fee (NZD): $24,000 (per annum)

The following fees are also required:

  • Student Fee Insurance $50 

    Covers the insurance to protect student fees. The fee is based upon one stage of study.

  • Student ID card $30 

    One off payment at beginning of study. Students must submit a photo for a student card to be produced. Replacement cards for lost or stolen cards are $25.

  • Police Vetting Fee $30 

    One off payment at beginning of study.

  • NZQA Reporting Fee $10

    Covers the cost of reporting qualification to NZQA.


If you are applying for Credit Recognition and Transfer (CRT):

  • CRT Assessment Fee $95

    The fee is non-refundable even if no CRT credit is awarded.


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