Alumni Members


Mysti Karaitiana

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)

Mysti completed the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE), graduating in 2013. Studying online gave her time to work full-time as well as raise a family. She now teaches under-two-year-olds in Hawke’s Bay. She has nearly completed her full teacher registration and is also studying Tikanga Māori.

Natline Cooper

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (ECE)

I started studying with NZTC and completed my Graduate Diploma in 2011. I thoroughly enjoyed the course but felt that I had only scratched the surface of what I wanted to know so I decided to continue studying. I completed my Postgraduate Diploma at the beginning of 2014, I would not have completed it had it not been for loads of support from work, family and NZTC for that I am extremely grateful.

Nimartajit Kaur

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE), Postgraduate Diploma in Education (ECE), and Master of Education (ECE)

I have been associated with NZTC since 2009. Currently, I am enrolled for my third qualification (Master of Education (ECE)) with NZTC. I believe NZTC's online study mode is really helpful for gaining qualifications, knowledge and skills in the field of ECE. I am very happy with the support NZTC is providing me. I would feel fortunate to someday join the teaching team at NZTC.

Prasanna Singh

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)

I came to NZ in August 2010 to start my Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) from NZTC. I started working as a student teacher with Kindercare Learning Centre. In the five years since, I have been promoted to a Team Leader within the same organisation and provide curriculum support to my team members.

Pulukkutty Aracchige Don Ann Sachini Piumica

Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 5)

I am Ann Sachini from Sri Lanka and I am a primary school teacher at Lyceum International School. I joined NZTC and completed a Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 5). I gained vast knowledge about early childhood teaching, children and the teacher's role in providing good education to children. The knowledge that I have gained is very useful for my teaching practices. I hope to continue my studies until I reach my Masters of Early Childhood Education.

Ra Keelan

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)

Ra Keelan worked as a kaiārahi reo in the mid 80s and went onto complete a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Development. He found employment in a variety of education roles before being appointed as a Lecturer at NZTC in 2005, where he remains today. In 2014 Ra graduated with a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) from NZTC, which he believes has given him a valuable insight into the student experience.

Rachel Winslow

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (ECE)

“I first studied at NZTC to gain my ECE Teachers Certificate, now 16 years later I have returned to complete my Postgraduate Studies. This study has proven to be the perfect mix of practical, reflective and theoretical for me and I am looking forward to seeing how it continues to positively impact my teaching.”

Rajinder Kaur

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (ECE)

Rajinder Kaur officially graduated in April 2016. At present she is working as a relief teacher at different centres. She looks forward to applying for teacher registration soon.

Reshma Kashyap Vakil

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (ECE)

After successfully completing this course I am planning to further enhance my knowledge by taking up more educational options for my future endeavor.

Roimata Rokx

Bachelor of Education (ECE)

Roimata Rokx joined the New Zealand Tertiary College team as a library and reception assistant in 2005. In 2007 Roimata was promoted to Kaiarahi – Teaching and Learning Support Lecturer. Two years into this role she decided to complete a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) at NZTC, which she graduated with in 2014. Roimata continues to support NZTC students in their learning as Kaiarahi – Teaching and Learning Support Lecturer.

Romita Raj

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)

I have successfully completed my Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) through NZTC, I will be graduating within the year 2017. Currently I am working for Beststart Educare to support children’s learning in their centre as a teacher.

Sarah Anderson

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)

Since finishing in late 2015, I started my current position at Bishopdale Community Preschool, which I am really enjoying! I’m so glad I did the Graduate Diploma and am on this career path now. I’m learning a lot from the tamariki and other kaiako at the centre.