New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood & Care Level 5

New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood & Care Level 5

  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Credits: 120
  • Campus: New Lynn
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The programme provides Aotearoa New Zealand with proficient educators who can work within a range of early childhood contexts providing support and education to infants, toddlers and young children and enhance community outcomes. This programme will also prepare students to undertake further study.

Academic Requirement

There are no mandatory entry requirements for this programme. However, before enrolment students are required to fulfil the requirements of the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014, safety check which includes:

  •  Police Check clearance to a level required for working with vulnerable children.

  • Two Referees (Not family or friends)

  •  An Interview

* A short statement of intent - why the learner wishes to pursue a ECE qualification

English Entry Criteria                                      

IELTS Academic score of 6.0 or equivalent with no band less than 5.5 

8 papers with 120 credits 

Graduates of this qualification may undertake further study towards higher qualifications in this field

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work as early childhood educators in a range of early childhood contexts, such as centre-based, hospital-based (play specialist assistant), home-based, nanny, parent-led or culturally-based contexts including Pasifika or Māori.

Graduates may provide supervision or guidance of volunteers or other staff, in some early childhood settings. They may also be involved in voluntary roles in early childhood settings. 

ECE Theory

ECE Curriculum  

Professional Knowledge

Professional Practice 1

Young Children’s Learning & Development 

Inclusive Practice

Philosophy in the ECE context

Professional Practice 2   

Domestic: $4,952

International: $15,000NZD

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