Postgraduate Diploma in Education (ECE)

New Zealand Tertiary College

Program Description

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (ECE)

New Zealand Tertiary College

This qualification not only gives degree graduates with an interest in the early childhood sector an opportunity to enhance their knowledge in research and leadership, but also serves as a pathway to our Masters’ qualifications.


  • MR501 The Young Child: Childhood in the Early Years

  • MR503 Children and Families in Early Childhood Education

  • MR504 The Authentic Leader

  • MR505 Communities of Learning: Making Connections in Early Childhood Education

  • MR507 Research Methods in Early Childhood Education

  • MR510 The Arts in Early Childhood Education

  • MR513 The Effective Early Childhood Manager

  • MR606 The Ethical Self in Early Childhood Education

  • MR612 Working with Adults: Participating in Dynamic Relations

  • MR613 The Philosophy of Early Childhood: Historical and Modern Perspectives

  • MR614 Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education

  • MR618 Special Topic

  • MR619 Directed Study

Entry criteria

Please contact the International Team at to discuss the entry criteria for your country.

Start Dates

February, April, July, and October.

Mode of learning

NZTC is committed to supporting all of our students through the use of appropriate and engaging technology enabled learning.

Our online mode of learning enables you to obtain an NZQA approved, high quality qualification without face-to-face attendance requirements. All study is conducted through NZTC’s unique online learning environment – NZTC Online.

All learning materials and academic resources are accessed online to allow you to balance your studies with work and family commitments.

Courses are completed and assessed online, and you are part of an online learning community where you can interact with other students and lecturers through online discussion forums to assist your learning.


1 year

Further study pathways

  • Master of Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Tuition Fees

$8,000 (NZD) for the NZTC Global program (Fees applicable to international students studying online from outside of New Zealand)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 31, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
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Mar. 2019
1 year
Full time
8,000 NZD
New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland
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Mar. 2019
New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland
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