Study dates

Study dates

NOTE: All new students are expected to arrive prior to the orientation dates and be prepared to fully participate in the orientation relevant to their first semester of study at New Zealand Tertiary College.

Blended Learning/Online - Undergraduate programs

Students undertaking the Blended Learning or Online mode of study, which includes all ECE qualifications apart from our postgraduate ECE qualifications, are able to start on any Monday during the year except when the Monday falls in the Christmas holiday break of the college. These students will be provided with program start and finish dates when their program start date has been determined. Program start dates for Blended Learning or Online students can only be determined when the student has met the conditions of their enrolment which includes Approval in Principle for their visa to study where applicable.

Blended Learning and Online students will not be provided with vacation breaks unless their study falls over the Christmas break period when NZTC cannot fully support their study. NZTC does not issue vacation periods after study has been completed.

 

College Based - Undergraduate programs

New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5)

February Intake

Orientation: 11 - 15 February 2019
Semester one start date: 18 February 2019
Mid-Semester break: 22 - 26 April 2019
Semester one end date: 21 June 2019
Semester break: 24 June -12 July 2019
Semester two start date: 15 July 2019
Mid-Semester break: 30 September 2019 - 4 October 2019
Semester two end date: 15 November 2019
Release date of final grades: 13 December 2019 (approximately)

July Intake

Orientation: 8 - 12 July 2019
Semester one start date: 15 July 2019
Mid-Semester break: 30 September 2019 - 4 October 2019
Semester one end date: 15 November 2019
Semester break: 18 November 2019 - 14 February 2020
Semester two start date: 17 February 2020
Mid-Semester break: 13 - 17 April 2020
Semester two end date: 19 June 2020
Release date of final grades: 17 July 2020 (approximately)

February Intake

Orientation: 10 - 14 February 2020
Semester one start date: 17 February 2020
Mid-Semester break: 13 - 17 April 2020
Semester one end date: 19 June 2020
Semester break: 21 June - 10 July 2020
Semester two start date: 13 July 2020
Mid-Semester break: 28 September 2020 - 2 October 2020
Semester two end date: 13 November 2020
Release date of final grades: 11 December 2020 (approximately)

July Intake

Orientation: 6 - 10 July 2020
Semester one start date: 13 July 2020
Mid-Semester break: 28 September 2020 - 2 October 2020
Semester one end date: 13 November 2020
Semester break: 16 November 2020 - 12 February 2021
Semester two start date: 15 February 2021
Mid-Semester break: 11 - 15 April 2021
Semester two end date: 18 June 2021
Release date of final grades: 15 July 2021 (approximately)

 

Blended Learning/Online - Postgraduate programs

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Leadership and Management)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education)
Master of Early Childhood Education
Master of Education (Early Childhood Education)

February Intake

Orientation: 11 - 15 February 2019
Semester one start date: 18 February 2019
Mid-Semester break: 15 - 26 April 2019
Semester one end date: 31 May 2019
Semester break: 3 June -12 July 2019
Semester two start date: 15 July 2019
Mid-Semester break: 2 - 13 September 2019
Semester two end date: 25 October 2019
Release date of final grades: 22 November 2019 (approximately)

April Intake

Orientation: 22 - 26 April 2019
Semester one start date: 29 April 2019
Mid-Semester break: 17 - 28 June 2019
Semester one end date: 9 August 2019
Semester break: 12 August - 11 October 2019
Semester two start date: 14 October 2019
Mid-Semester break: 23 December 2019 - 10 January 2020
Semester two end date: 31 January 2020
Release date of final grades: 28 February 2020 (approximately)

July Intake

Orientation: 8 -12 July 2019
Semester one start date: 15 July 2019
Mid-Semester break: 2 - 13 September 2019
Semester one end date: 25 October 2019
Semester break: 28 October 2019 - 14 February 2020
Semester two start date: 17 February 2020
Mid-Semester break: 6 - 17 April 2020
Semester two end date: 29 May 2020
Release date of final grades: 26 June 2020 (approximately)

October Intake

Orientation: 7 - 11 October 2019
Semester one start date: 14 October 2019
Mid-Semester break: 23 December 2019 - 10 January 2020
Semester one end date: 31 January 2020
Semester break: 3 February - 24 April 2020
Semester two start date: 27 April 2020
Mid-Semester break: 15 - 26 June 2020
Semester two end date: 7 August 2020
Release date of final grades: 4 September 2020 (approximately)

February Intake

Orientation: 10 - 14 February 2020
Semester one start date: 17 February 2020
Mid-Semester break: 6 - 17 April 2020
Semester one end date: 29 May 2020
Semester break: 1 June - 10 July 2020
Semester two start date: 13 July 2020
Mid-Semester break: 31 August 2020 - 11 September 2020
Semester two end date: 23 October 2020
Release date of final grades: 20 November 2020 (approximately)

April Intake

Orientation: 20 - 24 April 2020
Semester one start date: 27 April 2020
Mid-Semester break: 15 - 26 June 2020
Semester one end date: 7 August 2020
Semester break: 10 August 2020 - 9 October 2020
Semester two start date: 12 October 2020
Mid-Semester break: 21 December 2020 - 8 January 2021
Semester two end date: 29 January 2021
Release date of final grades: 26 February 2021 (approximately)

July Intake

Orientation: 6 - 10 July 2020
Semester one start date: 11 July 2020
Mid-Semester break: 31 August 2020 - 11 September 2020
Semester one end date: 23 October 2020
Semester break: 26 October 2020 - 12 February 2021
Semester two start date: 15 February 2021
Mid-Semester break: 29 March 2021 - 9 April 2021
Semester two end date: 28 May 2021
Release date of final grades: 25 June 2021 (approximately)

October Intake

Orientation: 5 - 9 October 2020
Semester one start date: 12 October 2020
Mid-Semester break: 21 December 2020 - 8 January 2021
Semester one end date: 29 January 2021
Semester break: 1 February - 23 April 2021
Semester two start date: 26 April 2021
Mid-Semester break: 14 - 24 June 2021
Semester two end date: 6 August 2021
Release date of final grades: 1 September 2021 (approximately)
Blended Learning/Online

Certificate in Dementia Care

Intake Start
January 2020 Wednesday, 29 January 2020
February 2020 Sunday, 1 March 2020
March 2020 Friday, 20 March 2020
April 2020 (1) Thursday, 2 April 2020
April 2020 (2) Thursday, 23 April 2020
May 2020 Thursday, 21 May 2020
June 2020 Thursday, 25 June 2020
July 2020 Thursday, 23 July 2020
August 2020 Friday, 21 August 2020
September 2020 Thursday, 24 September 2020
October 2020 Thursday, 22 October 2020
November 2020 Thursday, 26 November 2020

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2)
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing – Health Assistance Strand (Level 3)
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)

Intake Start
January 2020 Monday, 13 January 2020
February 2020 Monday, 3 February 2020
March 2020 Monday, 2 March 2020
April 2020 Monday, 6 April 2020
May 2020 Monday, 4 May 2020
June 2020 Tuesday, 2 June 2020
July 2020 Monday, 6 July 2020
August 2020 Monday, 3 August 2020
September 2020 Monday, 7 September 2020
October 2020 Monday, 5 October 2020
November 2020 Monday, 2 November 2020
December 2020 Monday, 7 December 2020

 

Vacation breaks are not provided unless study falls over the Christmas break period.