Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Below are some commonly asked questions. If your question isn’t listed, please contact our Enrolments Team.

We welcome students from all over the globe – some are straight from school, others have previously worked in the early childhood and healthcare sectors or in a completely different industry, and some are parents returning to work. Whatever their background, our students are passionate about their field of study.

All NZTC qualifications are approved by NZQA – the New Zealand government entity that oversees quality assurance for all New Zealand assessments and qualifications. All of our qualifications are on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework and NZTC is accredited to deliver them.

NZQA is internationally recognised and graduates holding approved New Zealand qualifications are highly mobile, with their qualifications being recognised in most countries.

NZTC is also recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education as a trusted education provider and is listed on the Jiaoyu Shewai Jianguan Xinxiwang website for high quality education institutions outside China. Our qualifications are approved for Chinese students to attain public and private work in China by the Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange.

There are three key differences:

Length of study
Master of Early Childhood Education: 180 points, 1.5 years (Full-time)
Master of Education (ECE): 240 points, 2 years (Full-time)

Nature of study
Master of Early Childhood Education: Entirely coursework
Master of Education (ECE): Includes thesis

Pathway to doctorate
Master of Early Childhood Education: Requires additional research papers to be completed
Master of Education (ECE): Meets pathway requirements for PhD

For more information about the costs to study with NZTC Global, please visit the fees section

There are no exams, but you will be expected to complete theory based assessments during the course of your study.

NZTC recognises that students face many different challenges. You have the opportunity to withdraw from study and continue at a later date, as long as you complete your qualification within the maximum allowed time.

NZTC Online has databases of journal articles and eBooks that provide the learning materials for the courses in your program. No paper-based textbooks are required.

Yes. To find out more about scholarships for NZTC Global students, contact