Duration in Weeks:
This qualification is designed for learners who want complete training in all areas of early childhood teaching. This Bachelors programme provides learners with all the skills and knowledge required to begin a career in early childhood education, and provides learners with eligibility for teacher registration.
This qualification prepares students for a rewarding career in the field of early childhood teaching. NZTC students gain the skills and knowledge needed to practice with confidence in a diverse socio-cultural context and are eligible to apply for New Zealand teacher registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.
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.
All applicants must:
Have University Entrance via either NCEA or CIE
or achieved an equivalent overseas high school diploma
Demonstrate your ability to meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Good Character and Fit to be Teacher Policy (2007) criteria
Provide written referee reports
Satisfy New Zealand Police clearance conditions
Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student
Any student who will reach 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
Credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College
Language Entry Criteria:
All students are required by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand to provide evidence of their English language competency. Details of these requirements can be found HERE
Applicants not able to provide evidence of their English language competency may request an exemption from the Teaching Council. Please contact us for further information.
International students are also 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.
Note: International students must still meet language entry criteria as defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 even if a Teaching Council exemption is approved.
All students will be required to:
Attend two Block Courses each year. Block Courses are an opportunity for networking, teaching and learning. They are conducted by NZTC lecturers, and focus on topics relevant to the field of early childhood education
In addition to Field Practice, students are required to undertake work experience (paid or voluntary) in a licensed early childhood centre for a minimum of 16 hours per week throughout the program
Engage in online discussions.
International students are also required to attend compulsory tutorials throughout the program
The New Zealand government has mandated Covid-19 vaccination for the education workforce. This mandate applies to all student teachers who undertake Field Practice and/or Field Experience in early childhood centres. Applicants for programs of study that lead to Teacher Registration are required to show evidence of full vaccination as part of the application process.
Domestic Fee (NZD): $6,308 (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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