Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education)


This qualification not only gives degree graduates with an interest in the early childhood sector an opportunity to enhance their knowledge in research and leadership, but also serves as a pathway to our Masters’ qualifications.


Method of learning:


1 year


Code Course
MR501 The Young Child: Childhood in the Early Years
MR503 Children and Families in Early Childhood Education
MR504 The Authentic Leader
MR505 Communities of Learning: Making Connections in Early Childhood Education
MR507 Research Methods in Early Childhood Education
MR510 The Arts in Early Childhood Education
MR513 The Effective Early Childhood Manager
MR606 The Ethical Self in Early Childhood Education
MR612 Working with Adults: Participating in Dynamic Relations
MR613 The Philosophy of Early Childhood: Historical and Modern Perspectives
MR614 Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education
MR618 Special Topic
MR619 Directed Study

All students will be required to:

  • Engage in online discussions


For more information on our online mode of learning, refer to the Mode of learning page

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.


Please contact the International Team at to discuss the entry criteria for your country.