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You are required to work (either paid or unpaid) at an ECE centre for a minimum of 12 hours a week under the supervision of a registered teacher with a full practising certificate or subject to confirmation.
If you work in a licensed home-based care service, you will need to complete at least 6 hours a week in a licensed early childhood education service that meets the supervision requirements.
To apply for this programme, you must:
- be at least 17 years old (18 years old if you are an international student)
- have University Entrance or better (or overseas equivalent) and meet the literacy and numeracy standards required for entrance to a university or be able to demonstrate to our satisfaction that you have the skills and ability to study at tertiary level*
- provide evidence that you will be working with children in an early childhood service at the time of entry
- pass a children’s worker safety check as required under the Children’s Act 2014, including police vetting
- provide evidence of your proficiency in English if English is an additional language.
* If you are aged 20 or over, you do not require University Entrance.
NCEA Level 3
- Three subjects at Level 3 made up of 14 credits (12 credits in 2020 due to Covid-19) each in three University Entrance approved subjects. For more information, please go to www.nzqa.govt.nz.
- Literacy at Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing.
- Numeracy requires 10 credits at Level 1 or above.