Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE) Trans-Tasman Initiative
Te Titohu Paerua i te Arahitanga (ECE) Trans-Tasman Initiative

Unfortunately the trans-Tasman programme will not be offered in Semester 1 2021 due to the current COVID-19 border restrictions.

A unique opportunity to gain a postgraduate ECE leadership qualification in collaboration with colleagues from both sides of the Tasman.


Register interest

Applications for study commencing in February 2021 have now closed. Please register interest if you would like to be notified when applications for the 2021 mid-year intakes are open.

Australian and New Zealand ECE leaders and aspiring leaders share and co-construct leadership knowledge from experience in the two similar but different ECE contexts.

Students engage together online as well as in face-to-face block courses as a cohort within the wider Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE) programme.

The day after each block course, there are visits to ECE centres that provide added professional learning about best practice in both Australia and New Zealand.


Programme delivery
Te ara tuku

Four 30-credit courses are taught consecutively over a 2-year period.

There are two compulsory block courses a year (one per course, 1.5 days each), with an additional orientation day for students new to the programme before the first block course in Wellington.

Once a year, students will need to cross the Tasman for a block course in the partner country in Week 1 of each year’s two semesters.

Students who graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE) are eligible to staircase into a Level 9 master’s degree, with the four courses contributing to the first part of a master’s degree in both Australia and New Zealand.

Contact us

0800 244 532

Virtual Open Days

Monday 2 November - 7pm to 8pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 810 0541 1839

Wednesday 18 November - 7pm to 8pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 858 3359 3360

Thursday 3 December - 7pm to 8pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 810 1969 1028

Register interest

22 January 2021

Admission requirements
Nga hiahiatanga tono

Students must hold an NZQA-equivalent Level 7 teaching degree or diploma and be working in an ECE service or in an organisation that has an ECE-related focus.  Students must be able to provide a copy of their academic transcript.

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