Certificate of Proficiency in Early Childhood Curriculum in Aotearoa

Course highlights

Promote learning by implementing the philosophy, principles, and practices embodied in the New Zealand early childhood curriculum framework Te Whāriki. Use knowledge of the history of early childhood in Aotearoa New Zealand to inform your developing personal professional philosophy of ECE practice.

Key facts

Start month(s) July
Duration
Please contact us for more information
Level 5
Study location(s) MIT Otara
Domestic fees $1,605 (approx.)
International fees (NZD) Certificates of Proficiency are not recommended for international students
Course code 922.532

Entry requirements

Academic admission Requirements

Applicants under 20 years of age: NCEA level 2 or equivalent

Entry over 20 years of age: Applicants who are 20 years of age at the commencement of the programme and have relevant life and/or work experience do not have to meet the minimum academic requirements (with the exception of English Language criteria).

Safety Checks:

To satisfy the risk assessment and safety check required in compliance with the Vulnerable Children Act (2014) the following requirements are in place:

  1. Provide a New Zealand Police Check (using the NZ Police and Vetting Consent to Disclosure of Information form) that demonstrates that the applicant has no criminal record and thus meets the requirements to work with at risk and vulnerable children as required by the Vulnerable Children Act (2014)
  2. Interviews will be conducted in person. Skype or other electronic means as outlined in the Vulnerable Children Act (2014) will be used where distance is an issue
  3. Sign a statement agreeing to the release of pertinent information relevant to the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 that a Childcare centre may request
  4. Provide two satisfactory written referee reports
  5. Provide one photograph that meets the criteria defined by the New Zealand passport office: https://www.passports.govt.nz/Passport-Photo-Requirements
English Language Entry Requirements:

Applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient competence in English language and literacy to undertake this programme.

  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language (including International students) must demonstrate that they meet an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic version minimum score of 5.5 with nothing lower than 5.0 in all components.
  • International students must further meet the English language requirements as specified by NZQA

Visit the IELTS Test Centre for more information.

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/assets/Providers-and-partners/Registration-and-accreditation/Programme-approval-and-provider-accreditation/guidance-English-entry.pdf

Exempted case: EAL applicants who have completed the NZ Certificate in English Language (Professional/Academic) (Level 5).

Applicants who do not meet the IELTS requirement are able to re-apply for future intakes to the programme once this English language requirement has been met.

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

Pre-requisites

Some courses may have a pre-requisite, you may need to seek course advice before applying. Call 0800 62 62 52 or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz.

This course is part of the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Field-based) (Level 5).

If your intention is to complete a full programme, please enrol into the programme. Studying an individual Certificate of Proficiency (COP) is not a pathway towards a formal qualification.

Certificate of Proficiency (COP) may be cross credited to a programme however grades achieved through studying a COP are not transferable to a programme.

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Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.