PORSE Education & Training (NZ) Limited

Private Training Establishment (PTE)

About the provider

PORSE Education & Training is registered and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) to deliver the NZ2850 New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education & Care (Level 4) as well as a selection of Level 2 and Level 3 unit standards delivered in secondary schools as a part of the STAR and Gateway programmes.


The Level 4 qualification is an online course – study where and when it suits you and enjoy the flexibility of 20 weeks of self-paced online learning.


Entry requirements


Be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia, and reside in New Zealand (identifies as a domestic student).

Be 17 years of age and above, have left school, and not enrolled in full-time study with another tertiary provider.

Have access to a recognised ECE service- To complete the workplace practicum requirements of the programme.

Able to work (paid or unpaid) for a minimum of 12 hours per week with at least one preschool child, while enrolled on the programme.

Have access to an ECE teacher who is registered with the Education Council Aotearoa New Zealand.

Able to commit to 20-weeks of self-paced learning and complete all assessment activities for the programme.

Meet the Children’s Act 2014 (CA 2014) safety check requirements, when working with children.

Hold NCEA Level 2 OR A qualification at Level 2 or above on the NZQF, with evidence of literacy and numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA (Level 1 – 10 Credits Literacy and 10 Credits Numeracy) OR Evidence of relevant experience at NCEA Level 2, and evidence to support your ability to cope with the literacy and numeracy demands of the qualification.


The aim of the programmes offered by PORSE Education & Training (NZ Ltd) is to provide relevant and purposeful training that enables you to gain the skills and hands-on practical experience they require to transition from study to work.


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