Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

ICL Education Limited

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) allows individuals with a Bachelor degree to pursue the study for early childhood education at an advanced level (both in theory and in practice). Graduates of the programme will be eligible to gain teacher's registration in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Graduate Diploma at level 7 is designed as a bridging qualification to postgraduate study in ECE teaching or disciplines related to a particular focus, such as, children with special needs, Māori tikanaga in ECE, or Pasifka knowledge in ECE.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

In order to gain entry to the ICL Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) study programme, candidates must provide evidence of: 1. Completed Bachelor degree at Level 7 on the NZQF, or a recognised equivalent 2. Academic IELTS 7.0 across all bands, or a NZQA approved equivalent. Candidates may demonstrate meeting this requirement by mixing English language tests from one NZQA approved English language test provider, or from more than one test provider, if o Each individual test has been completed within the last two years, and o At least one test shows at a minimum an academic score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5, or equivalent 3. Meeting the UE (University Entrance) level literacy and numeracy requirement 4. Meeting New Zealand Police Vetting requirements in accordance with the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014 5. Successful selection interview to determine values, disposition and fitness to teach o Prior to the interview candidates must arrange for two referees to send confidential references directly to ICL o Candidates must undergo a visual interview to determine: a) Their disposition to teach, through judging their ability to meet the values that underpin the Teaching Council New Zealand's (TC) code and standards b) Their ability to meet the TC Code of Professional Responsibility in a supported environment c) Any other relevant matters 6. Declaration of any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on their academic performance

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,218 $7,218
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$12,305 $12,305
Total $19,523 $19,523

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

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Contact details

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Phone: (09) 368 4343
Fax: (09) 368 4949

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