Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education)


Degree graduates with an interest in the early childhood sector have an opportunity to enhance their knowledge in research and leadership with this postgraduate diploma that also serves as a pathway to our Masters’ qualifications.


Method of learning:
Full-time / Part-time


1 year (Full-time)



All students will be required to:

  • Engage in online discussions

International students are also required to attend 20 hours of lectures and 20 hours of tutorials per semester.

Blended Learning
This mode of learning blends the flexibility of online learning with workplace learning and practical experience. All students have access to NZTC Online for learning including course materials, research and support materials, and assessment submission and return, while learning in their workplace.

Online is a flexible mode of learning without face-to-face attendance requirements. All study is conducted through NZTC Online. 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.

New Zealand Tertiary College qualifications have been designed to link easily into each other, providing you with a flexible range of pathway options into higher level study.

Upon completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) you may be eligible to apply for the following programs. Entry criteria will apply.