Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) is to equip ākonga with a recognised, flexible and applied teaching qualification in the early childhood education context. Practical courses connect theory with practice and are strongly aligned with sector needs to ensure work-ready graduates equipped with skills and knowledge required for teaching positions or for further study at postgraduate level.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic Entry Requirements: To be considered for selection into this programme, applicants must be at least 17 years of age at the time of entry, complete all application forms and satisfy one of the following criteria: * Hold University Entrance (as defined by NZQA) OR a recognised equivalent such as International Baccalaureate or Cambridge International * Applicants who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold University Entrance will be eligible to be enrolled where their previous educational, work or life experience/s indicate to the satisfaction of Open Polytechnic that they have the skills and ability to study at a tertiary level. Open Polytechnic has: * Policies and procedures outlining the criteria for how decisions will be made on whether a candidate has the ability to study at a tertiary level; * Monitoring of äkonga progress to enable them to meet the Standards (in a supported environment) by graduation; * Appropriate support mechanisms in place; and * Exit pathways for äkonga who are clearly not achieving the academic or professional experience outcomes and are unlikely to be able to meet the Standards (in a supported environment) by the end of the programme. The Academic Registrar may refuse to admit, to enrol or may cancel a student's enrolment if the person: (a) is not of good character (b) has been guilty of misconduct or breach of discipline (c) has enrolled full time in another institution or school (d) has made insufficient progress in study or training after a reasonable trial period at the Polytechnic or another institution (e) has failed to pay the Polytechnic fees (f) has provided false personal information at the time of enrolment. Domestic Language Entry Requirements: All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language competency prior to acceptance in the programme. Evidence of this will be provided by * NZ University Entrance

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$5,272 $15,816
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,715 $32,144
Total $15,987 $47,960

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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