New Zealand education providers offering internationally recognized New Zealand qualifications in teaching particularly in the field of early childhood education are approved by the  New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).  New Zealand qualifications in education range from certificate level to master’s level including programmes for those wishing to pursue New Zealand teacher registration.  The goal of the education providers is to empower its students with knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs that will enable them to be effective early childhood educators.

Name of New Zealand Qualification NZQF
Level
Study
Duration
Minimum Entry Requirements Estimated
Tuition Fee
NZ  Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care 5 1 year At least high school graduate.
IELTS score of at least 5.5 overall.
From NZ$20,000
NZ Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care 6 1 year •Have completed NZ Diploma in ECE – Level 5.
•IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall.
From NZ$20,000
Bachelor of  Early Childhood Education

7 3 years •At least high school graduate.
•IELTS score of at least 7.0 overall.
From  NZ$20,000/ year
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) 7 3 years •At least high school graduate.
•IELTS score of at least 7.0 overall.
From NZ$20,000/year
Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education 7 1.33 years •Hold a bachelor’s degree assessed by NZQA as Level 7.
•IELTS score of at least 7.0 overall.
From NZ$31,000
Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of  Other Languages 7 1 year •Hold any bachelor’s degree.
•IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall.
From NZ$19,000
Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education 8 1 year •Hold at least a bachelor’s degree assessed by the NZQA as Level 7.
•IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall.
From NZ$28,000
Master of Early Childhood Education  9 1.5 years •Hold at least a bachelor’s degree assessed by the NZQA as Level 7.
•IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall.
From NZ$40,000