Entry Criteria

Entry criteria

Postgraduate Qualifications

All applicants must:

  • Hold a Level 7 Bachelor’s degree (360 credits), or higher qualification with an average grade deemed acceptable to the Academic Board*
    OR completed the requirements of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from NZTC with a grade point average of merit or higher
  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student
  • Applicants may be required to succeed in a personal interview

*Applicants who have gained their qualification outside of New Zealand will have their qualification assessed by NZTC but may need to provide an NZQA International Qualifications Assessment confirming the level and credit value of the bachelor’s degree.

Please note:

  • Credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College

Language Entry Criteria:
International students are required to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting the language criteria defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 for a level 8 qualification.

Domestic students with English as an additional language are required to provide proof of their English language competency. Please email enrolments@nztertiarycollege.ac.nz for more information.

All applicants must:

  • Hold a Level 7 Bachelor’s degree (360 credits), or higher qualification*
    OR completed the requirements of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from NZTC
  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student

*Applicants who have gained their qualification outside of New Zealand will have their qualification assessed by NZTC but may need to provide an NZQA International Qualifications Assessment confirming the level and credit value of the bachelor’s degree.

Please note:

  • Credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College.

Language Entry Criteria:
International students are required to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting the language criteria defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 for a level 8 qualification.

Domestic students with English as an additional language are required to provide proof of their English language competency. Please email enrolments@nztertiarycollege.ac.nz for more information.

All applicants must:

  • Hold a Level 7 Bachelor’s degree (360 credits), or higher qualification*
  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student

*Applicants who have gained their qualification outside of New Zealand will have their qualification assessed by NZTC but may need to provide an NZQA International Qualifications Assessment confirming the level and credit value of the bachelor’s degree.

Please note:

  • Credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College.

Language Entry Criteria:
International students are required to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting the language criteria defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 for a level 8 qualification.

Domestic students with English as an additional language are required to provide proof of their English language competency. Please email enrolments@nztertiarycollege.ac.nz for more information.

All applicants must:

  • Hold a Level 7 Bachelor’s degree (360 credits), or higher qualification*
  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student

*Applicants who have gained their qualification outside of New Zealand will have their qualification assessed by NZTC but may need to provide an NZQA International Qualifications Assessment confirming the level and credit value of the bachelor’s degree.

Please note:

  • Credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College

Language Entry Criteria:
International students are required to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting the language criteria defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 for a level 8 qualification.

Domestic students with English as an additional language are required to provide proof of their English language competency. Please email enrolments@nztertiarycollege.ac.nz for more information.

Undergraduate qualifications

All applicants must:

  • Hold a Level 7 Bachelor’s degree (360 credits)*, a Level 8 Bachelor’s degree with Honours (480 credits)*, a Level 9 Master’s degree (240)*, or a Level 7 New Zealand Diploma of Teaching (Primary)
  • Demonstrate your ability to meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Good Character and Fit to be Teacher Policy (2007) criteria
  • Provide written referee report(s)
  • Satisfy New Zealand Police clearance conditions
  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student

*Applicants who have gained their qualification outside of New Zealand have to provide an NZQA International Qualifications Assessment confirming the level and credit value of the bachelor’s degree.

Please note:

  • There is no special admission provision for this qualification
  • Credits for prior formal learning are not awarded towards this qualification

Language Entry Criteria:
International students are required to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting the language criteria defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 for a level 7 qualification.

In addition, all students with English as an additional language are required by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting one of the following:

  • IELTS (Academic) results issued within the last two years with a score of at least 7 in each component of the test. IELTS scores may be combined from two or more tests; or
  • Have studied in New Zealand for a minimum of two years at secondary school and have NCEA literacy requirements for University Entrance; or
  • A graduate from a degree at Level 7 or higher gained at a New Zealand or Australian tertiary education organisation (TEO – university, institute of technology, polytechnic, wānanga or PTE) who studied full time in a campus model of delivery for each year of the degree; or
  • Hold teacher registration with the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand with a current Practicing Certificate

Applicants may request an exemption from the Teaching Council by providing the following:

  • Statutory declaration that English is the language spoken in their family since they were a young child and that the applicant’s primary and secondary schooling was conducted fully in English and evidence of the above by providing statements on original letterhead paper from each of the primary and secondary schools attended

Note: International students must still meet language entry criteria as defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 even if a Teaching Council waiver is approved.

All applicants must:

  • Have University Entrance via either NCEA or CIE
    or achieved an equivalent overseas high school diploma
  • Demonstrate your ability to meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Good Character and Fit to be Teacher Policy (2007) criteria
  • Provide written referee reports
  • Satisfy New Zealand Police clearance conditions
  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student

Please note:

  • Any student who will reach the age of 20 by the commencement of the program and who does not meet the requirement for admission to the program may be granted special admission. Applicants may need to demonstrate academic ability to study at the level required to complete the program successfully
  • Credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College

Language Entry Criteria:
International students are required to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting the language criteria defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 for a level 7 qualification.

In addition, all students with English as an additional language are required by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting one of the following:

  • IELTS (Academic) results issued within the last two years with a score of at least 7 in each component of the test. IELTS scores may be combined from two or more tests; or
  • Have studied in New Zealand for a minimum of two years at secondary school and have NCEA literacy requirements for University Entrance; or
  • A graduate from a degree at Level 7 or higher gained at a New Zealand or Australian tertiary education organisation (TEO – university, institute of technology, polytechnic, wānanga or PTE) who studied full time in a campus model of delivery for each year of the degree; or
  • Hold teacher registration with the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand with a current Practicing Certificate

Applicants may request an exemption from the Teaching Council by providing the following:

  • Statutory declaration that English is the language spoken in their family since they were a young child and that the applicant’s primary and secondary schooling was conducted fully in English and evidence of the above by providing statements on original letterhead paper from each of the primary and secondary schools attended

Note: International students must still meet language entry criteria as defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 even if a Teaching Council waiver is approved.

All applicants must:

  • Hold a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) (Level 7) or equivalent
  • Already have teacher registration, or be able to meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand’s criteria for registration as a teacher
  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student

All applicants must:

  • Have University Entrance via either NCEA or CIE
    or achieved an equivalent overseas high school diploma
    or completed a recognised qualification of at least 120 credits at level 3 or above
  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student

Please note:

  • Any student who reaches the age of 20 by the commencement of the program and who does not meet the requirement for admission to the program may be granted special admission. Applicants may need to demonstrate academic ability to study at the level required to complete the program successfully
  • Other special admission categories may be applied for and granted at the discretion of the College
  • Credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College

Language Entry Criteria:
International students are required to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting the language criteria defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 for a level 7 qualification.

Domestic students with English as an additional language are required to provide proof of their English language competency. Please email enrolments@nztertiarycollege.ac.nz for more information.

Domestic and International Applicants studying outside New Zealand:

  • Must have turned 16 years of age prior to starting the program

International Applicants Studying in New Zealand

  • Must have turned 18 years of age prior to starting the program

All applicants must:

  • Have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) or equivalent
  • Demonstrate your ability to meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Good Character and Fit to be Teacher Policy (2007) criteria
  • Provide written referee report(s)
  • Satisfy New Zealand Police Clearance conditions
  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on their performance as a student
  • Applicants may be required to succeed in a personal interview

Please note:

  • Any student who will reach the age of 20 by the commencement of the program and who does not meet the requirement for admission to the program may be granted special admission. Applicants may need to demonstrate academic ability to study at the level required to complete the program successfully
  • Other special admission categories may be applied for and granted at the discretion of the College
  • Credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College

Language Entry Criteria:
International students are required to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting the language criteria defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 for a level 6 qualification.

Domestic students with English as an additional language are required to provide proof of their English language competency. Please email enrolments@nztertiarycollege.ac.nz for more information.

Domestic and International Applicants studying outside New Zealand:

  • Must have turned 16 years of age prior to starting the program

International Applicants Studying in New Zealand

  • Must have turned 18 years of age prior to starting the program

All applicants must:

  • Have achieved a minimum of 48 NCEA credits at level 2 or higher, with the literacy credits required for University Entrance;
    or hold a recognised qualification of at least 120 credits at level 3 or above;
    or have relevant experience deemed to be sufficient for entry into the program
  • Demonstrate your ability to meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Good Character and Fit to be Teacher Policy (2007) criteria
  • Provide written referee report(s)
  • Satisfy New Zealand Police Clearance conditions
  • Declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on their performance as a student
  • Applicants may be required to succeed in a personal interview

Please note:

  • Any student who reaches the age of 20 by the commencement of the program and who does not meet the requirement for admission to the program may be granted special admission. Applicants may need to demonstrate academic ability to study at the level required to complete the program successfully
  • Other special admission categories may be applied for and granted at the discretion of the College
  • Credit for prior formal learning may be awarded towards this qualification at the discretion of the College

Language Entry Criteria:
International students are required to provide proof of their English language competency by meeting the language criteria defined in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 for a level 5 qualification.

Domestic students with English as an additional language are required to provide proof of their English language competency. Please email enrolments@nztertiarycollege.ac.nz for more information.

Domestic and International Applicants studying outside New Zealand:

  • Must have turned 16 years of age prior to starting the program

International Applicants Studying in New Zealand:

  • Must have turned 18 years of age prior to starting the program