New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood & Care Level 5

New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood & Care Level 5

  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Credits: 120
  • Campus: Manukau
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See yourself in a career in the Early Childcare industry? We at NZSE want to help you reach that goal, by enrolling in our Early Childhood Education and Care Level 5 programme.

This programme aims to give you the necessary tools to be a proficient educator in New Zealand and to work within a range of early childhood settings. It also aims to provide the means to provide support and education to a variety of infants, toddlers, and young children in order to enhance community outcomes.

After completing this programme, you will have the necessary skills and know-how to be an effective early childhood educator in New Zealand, along with giving you the option to pursue further studies.


What You Will Learn:

  • Proficiently providing support and education to young children

  • Be able to enhance community outcomes

  • Improving skills from ECE Level 3

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: $5,056

International: N/A

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