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Higher Education

Position yourself for a brighter future with higher level study

Make this your year to further your knowledge and broaden your career prospects with a postgraduate qualification from New Zealand Tertiary College.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Leadership and Management)

If you’re a leader in the sector (or aspire to be) and want to build on your mentoring and leadership skills specific to early childhood education, then this is the program for you.


  • Explore what it means to be a manager and leader in the sector
  • No need to change your lifestyle to work in an early childhood centre as there is no practical component
  • Complete this postgraduate certificate online in six months through full-time study, or choose to study part-time to suit your needs

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education)

Are you interested in a career as a researcher, scholar, lecturer or academic in the early childhood field, or do you wish to enhance the leadership and mentoring of teachers in your centre? If so, we suggest you consider our Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education).


  • Build on your existing qualification and expand your knowledge
  • Advance your research, curriculum and leadership skills in early childhood education
  • Choose the flexibility of online study or Blended Learning, and with no Field Practice requirements, and the ability to study part-time or full-time, there is an option to fit your lifestyle

Master of Early Childhood Education

If you’re looking to obtain your Master’s and want to grow in your professional specialisation of working with families and young children through advanced level coursework, then our Master of Early Childhood Education program is ideal for you.


  • Increase your knowledge and ability to critically reflect on practice
  • Completed through coursework via online learning with research pathways
  • Only 18 months of full-time study to complete with part-time options available

Master of Education (Early Childhood Education)

If you’re ready to take your studies even further, and gain higher level research, curriculum and leadership skills, take a look at our Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) qualification.


  • Opportunity to publish your work
  • This diverse program promotes self-reflection and continued development in your professional career
  • Study at your own pace online or through NZTC Blended Learning with part-time and full-time options

When you’re ready to take your early childhood expertise to the next level by studying one of these qualifications, please call us on (09) 520 4000 (Auckland Campus), (03) 366 8000 (Christchurch Campus) or eMail our Enrolments Team.