Certificate in Early Childhood Education Centre-Based – Level 4

Home » Courses » Early Childhood » Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Centre-Based) – Level 4

Study Early Childhood Education at NZMA

This programme is designed for people who are involved in the care and education of children in a variety of Early Childhood Education (ECE) settings including care centres and playgroups. 

Course content includes:

  • The development and learning of infants, toddlers, and young children
  • Te Whariki and its application in a range of ECE contexts
  • Strategies to keep children safe and promote holistic wellbeing
  • Learning experiences for children during practical experience in an Early Learning Centre.

What qualifications will I come away with?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood and Care (Level 4)


This 80 week programme is only offered at Sylvia Park Campus.

Sylvia Park Campus

11May 2015, 15 Jun 2015, 27 July 2015, 31 Aug 2015, 12 Oct 2015, 16 Nov 2015

Course costs

Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.

Entry Requirements

  • Be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be 17 years or older
  • Demonstrate a desire to work in an ECE setting
  • Have the ability to study and complete assignments at Level 4 on the NZQA Framework
  • Students for whom English is not their first language must have an IELTS level of 6.0 (academic), with no sub-score less than 5.5 or show evidence of equivalent attainment
  • Be reliable, responsible and in good health

All our Early Childhood Education courses

Early Childhood Education
  • Free Certificate in Early Childhood Education

    Level 3

  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education

    Level 4

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education - Level 5

Latest News and Events from the Campus

ACG Education further expands its New Zealand vocational group

Read full story

Rugby league coaching legend Graham Lowe, giving back to New Zealand's youth with 'Kick for the Seagulls'

Read full story

NZMA Open Day

Read full story

Menu for Success

Read full story