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Diploma in Early Childhood Education
(Level 5)

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New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5)
40 weeks

This programme will develop your knowledge and skills as an educator, enabling you to provide and support the education and care of infants, toddlers, and young children.

Spend up to 7 weeks working in an Early Childhood setting which will increase your employment opportunities.  You’ll learn how to use age-appropriate resources for the development of young children and demonstrate relationships with a wide range of people.  

The programme includes a practicum in an Early Childhood Centre which is an integral part of the course.

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  • You will learn:

  • The context of Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa

  • How to observe, write and explain a child’s behavior & develop learning plans

  • The early childhood curriculum Te Whariki applied to assessment for learning and teaching practice in an early childhood setting 

  • Professional practice informed by learning and development theories, government strategies and policy

  • Human development and learning

  • Health and safety policies and procedures in practice; plans and evaluation

Course start dates


621 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2104

Jan 30, 2023
Jul 17, 2023


94 Tristram Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204

Jul 17, 2023


1 Prosser Street, Elsdon, Porirua 5022, Wellington

Jul 17, 2023
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