Course details

New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
NZQF Level 5

About the course

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with proficient educators who, in a range of early childhood contexts, can provide and/or support the education and care of infants, toddlers, and young children. It is also intended to enhance community outcomes.

Graduates may provide supervision and/or guidance of volunteers or other staff, depending on the early childhood setting and associated regulatory framework and criteria.

This qualification does not lead to teacher registration, but it may provide opportunities for graduates, under specified criteria, to progress to a Level 7 ECE initial teacher education qualification.

About the provider

If you want a career in hospitality, cookery, business, contact centre, retail, construction, electrical engineering, health, plumbing and gasfitting or early childhood then NZMA is a great choice!

We have seven thriving campuses - four in Auckland (Sylvia Park, Auckland City, Manukau and Otahuhu), one in Hamilton, Wellington plus a dedicated construction training facility in Otahuhu. So wherever you live, NZMA has got you covered!

All of our campuses are fully equipped with purpose-built, top of the line facilities. From bars, cafes and commercial kitchens, to retail shops, live contact centre suites and construction workshops - our realistic workplace training environments will get you work-ready quicker.

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