Early childhood education success stories

Early childhood education student and graduate profiles

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)

Lou Guinares

A career in sport evolved to include a career in early childhood education for Olympic weightlifter Lou Guinares.

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)

Tereapii Aniterea

A turning point in Tereapii Aniterea’s NZTC learning journey was attending the fortnightly kōrero talanoa support nights available for Māori and Pasifika students.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)

Kate Pooley

Graduate Kate Pooley decided to pursue a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) 19 years after studying for a previous qualification.

Master of Early Childhood Education

Sacha Cherrington

The NZTC graduate has landed her dream position as an Education Adviser for the Ministry of Education in the Te Tai Tokerau region.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Leadership and Management)

Zahra Herrmann

NZTC celebrates our first Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Leadership and Management) graduate.

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)

Tamlyn Moore

Nervous about studying online at first, Tamlyn Moore has excelled in her early childhood education studies.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (ECE)

Kethmini Liyanage

Kethmini Liyanage shares the triumphs and challenges she has faced while moving from Sri Lanka to New Zealand to study with New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC).

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)

Sonia Handa

From studying and working in the UK to living and studying in NZ, Sonia Handa shares her experiences of moving to a new country and learning about Māori culture.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (ECE) 

Teena Thomas

Teena shares her study experiences at the NZTC Christchurch Campus and the opportunities she has discovered after moving to New Zealand from India.

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)

Jolene Stadler

Jolene is thrilled with her NZTC Home Centre placement, where she has been inspired to go above and beyond in promoting biculturalism.