Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Other - 29 July 2024

New Zealand Tertiary College

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 7
NZQA Credits: 360
Learning Style: Mixed Online / In-Person Learning
Start Date:
End Date:
28 July 2025

This qualification is designed for learners who want in-depth training in many areas of early childhood education. 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.

573 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

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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