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Early Childhood Education, BTchng

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Auckland, New Zealand
The Early Childhood Education program of New Zealand Tertiary College is offered to students both with and without practical requirements, depending on whether New Zealand teacher registration is sought.
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The Early Childhood Education program of New Zealand Tertiary College 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Becoming a professional Early Childhood Teacher
  • Holistic Development in the Early years
  • Early years pedagogy
  • Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Education
  • Assessment, Planning and Teaching
  • Social Competence in Early Childhood

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • 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
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13105 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13105 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3657 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3657 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • National: 6,021 NZD
  • International: 22,000 NZD

Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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