Teacher education start dates - 2017

The information on this page is intended for first year students. All other students will find their start dates at Timetables, orientation and course groups.

Information about Mihi whakatau and any course updates can also be found at Timetables, orientation and course groups.

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning - Early Childhood

  • The 2018 programme begins on Monday 12 February, at 8.30am, with a compulsory Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. You will also meet other students and staff. For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, meet outside the Henry Field Library on Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue) at 8.30am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time

See the map below for the location of Henry Field Library

  • International students are required to attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development International Orientation on Thursday 8 February 2018.  Please meet in the foyer of the Ōrakipaoa Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development Office) on the Dovedale campus, off Dovedale Ave, at 9.45am. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 12 February 2018 at 8.30am, with a compulsory Orientation. This provides an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. You will also meet other students and staff. For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, meet outside the Henry Field Library on the College campus (off Dovedale Avenue) at 8.30am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • Part-time students must attend all scheduled classes relevant to their enrolled courses but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time.
  • The compulsory orientation is an important introduction to your time at UC. You will meet fellow students and staff, learn study skills and to have the structure of the qualification explained. You will also start some of your courses.
  • International students are also invited to attend a UC international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support

See the map below for the location of Ōrakipaoa

  • Your programme begins on Monday 12 February 2018 at 8.30am, with a compulsory On-site Intensive (OSI) Orientation (Monday 12 February - Friday 16 February). This ncludes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. You will also meet other students and staff. For the remainder of the OSI you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, meet outside the Henry Field Library on the Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue) at 8.30 am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time. 
  • Please note: Travel and accommodation costs associated with your OSIs are not included in your course fees. You need to set funds aside to cover these yourself.

See the map below for the location of Henry Field Library

  • Your programme begins with a compulsory three-day Curriculum Intensive Orientation from Monday 12 February to Wednesday 14 February 2018.  This includes an orientation to UC, its College of Education, Health and Human Development and the New Plymouth programme as well as an introduction to tertiary study and compulsory lectures.
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, please meet at 9.15am to prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony) in the small car park in front of B Block at Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT). Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website. During the three-day Orientation, please expect to attend daily from 9am until about 3pm each day. 
  • Following the three-day Orientation, your regular sessions will be on Wednesdays 9am to 12pm in D109. These hours may alter when there are visiting lecturers and/or support staff on campus. Your usual course timetable will be given out on the first day. Early each semester you will also be required to attend additional curriculum workshops on-site at WITT designed to support your online learning. Details will be provided before the start of semester. 

Find out more here.

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning - Primary

  • Your programme begins on Monday 12 February 2018 at 8.30am, with a compulsory Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. You will also meet other students and staff. For the remainder of the orientation, you will be expected to attend between 9am and 4pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, meet outside the Henry Field Library on the Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue) at 8.30am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time.

See the map below for the location of Henry Field Library

  • International students are required to attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development International Orientation on Thursday 8 February 2018. Meet in the foyer of the Ōrakipaoa Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development Office) on the Dovedale campus, off Dovedale Ave, at 9.45am. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 12 February 2018 at 8.30am, with a compulsory Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course work. You will also meet other students and staff. For the remainder of the orientation you are expected to attend between 9am and 4pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, meet outside the Henry Field Library on the Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue) at 8.30am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time.
  • The compulsory BTchLn (Primary) orientation is an important introduction to the College of Education, Health and Human Development and being a student here. You will meet fellow students and staff, learn study skills and have the structure of the qualification explained. You will also start some of your courses.
  • International students are also invited to attend an international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support

See the map below for the location of Ōrakipaoa

  • Your programme begins on Monday 12 February 2018 at 8.30am, with a compulsory On-site Intensive (OSI) Orientation (Monday 12 February - Wednesday 21 February). This includes an introduction to UC and its College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi and course. You will also meet your fellow students and staff. For the remainder of the OSI, you will be expected to attend between 9am and about 4pm each day. 
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, you need to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 8.30am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Meet outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time.
  • Please note: Travel and accommodation costs associated with your OSIs are not included in your course fees. You need to set funds aside to cover these yourself.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 12 February 2018, with a compulsory four-day Orientation to the University of Canterbury, its College of Education, Health and Human Development and the Nelson programme. This includes an introduction to teaching and tertiary study and course work. For this period, your days will begin at 9:00 am and finish at 2:30 pm.
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, please assemble along with your fellow students at FM Block, 145 Collingwood St at 9:30 am. The orientation programme will include a Mihi whakatau (welcome ceremony) to the Nelson Centre. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • In early February, you will receive a letter from the Nelson Coordinator with more detailed information about your orientation programme, and the structure of your weekly programme throughout the year.

Find out more here.

  • Your programme begins with a compulsory three-day Orientation from Monday 12 February to Wednesday 14 February 2018.  This includes an orientation to the University of Canterbury, its College of Education, Health and Human Development and the Rotorua programme as well as an introduction to tertiary study. 
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, please meet at 9:00 am in Room F28 of the UC Rotorua Centre at Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, Mokoia Drive, Rotorua. During the three-day Orientation, please expect to be at the UC Rotorua Centre from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. 
  • Your regular on-campus sessions will be held on Wednesdays 9:00 am to 12:30 pm beginning on Wednesday 21 February 2018 (not during Practicums, public holidays or school term breaks).
  • In early February, you will receive a letter from the Rotorua Coordinator with more detailed information about your orientation programme.

Find out more here.

Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching

  • Your programme of study starts on Monday 5 February 2018. If you are fully enrolled you will be able to start accessing online resources via our Learn (Moodle) page from this date.
  • From Monday 5 February, you will be required to attend a compulsory two-week On-site Intensive (OSI) programme and Orientation in Christchurch. This will provide opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, develop study skills and learn about the qualification, the College and UC. The OSI includes a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay). Travel and accommodation costs associated with on-site intensives are not included in your course fees.
  • On the first day of the OSI, Monday 5 February, you must be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 9am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Assemble outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • With the exception of the Noho Marae, for the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day. 

See the map below for the location of Henry Field Library

  • International students must attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development International Orientation on Thursday 1 February. Please meet in the foyer of the Ōrakipaoa Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development Office) on the Dovedale campus, off Dovedale Ave, at 9.45am. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
  • From Monday 5 February, you will be required to attend a compulsory two-week On-site Intensive (OSI) programme and Orientation in Christchurch. You will meet fellow students and staff, develop study skills and learn about the qualification, the College and UC. The OSI includes a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay). Travel and accommodation costs associated with on-site intensives are not included in your course fees.
  • On the first day of the OSI, Monday 5 February, you need to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 9am to register and collect your name badge before you prepare for the Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Meet outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • With the exception of the Noho Marae, for the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day. 
  • The compulsory GradDipECTch orientation is an important introduction to UC's College of Education, Health and Human Development and being a student here. You will meet fellow students and staff, learn study skills and have the structure of the qualification explained. You will, in the orientation period, begin some of your courses.
  • International students are also invited to attend an international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.

See the map below for the location of Ōrakipaoa

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning - Primary

  • Your programme begins on Monday 5 February 2018 at 8am, with a compulsory On-site Intensive programme (OSI), finishing by 3pm on Friday 16 February. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and the staff. For the remainder of the two-week OSI, you will be expected to attend between 8.30am and about 4.30pm each day, except on the day of the noho marae (date to be confirmed) and on your final day, which finishes by 3pm. During your first day on campus you will meet the Programme Coordinator to confirm your OSI programme.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend UC's other orientation activities in their free time.
  • On your first day, Monday 5 February, you need to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development, at 8am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Meet outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development, Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about the Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • Please note: Travel and accommodation costs associated with your OSIs are not included in your course fees. You need to set funds aside to cover these yourself.

See the map below for the location of Henry Field Library

  • Your programme begins on Monday 12 February 2018 at 8am, with a compulsory On-site Intensive programme (OSI), finishing by 3pm on Friday 16 February. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. You will also meet your fellow students and the staff. For the remainder of the two-week OSI, you will be expected to attend between the hours of 8.30am to about 4.30pm each day, except on the day of the noho marae (date to be confirmed) and on your final day, which finishes by 3pm. During your first day on campus you will meet with the Programme Coordinator to confirm your OSI programme.
  • Part-time students must attend all their scheduled classes but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time.
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, meet outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development, Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue) at 8am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • Please note: Travel and accommodation costs associated with your OSIs are not included in your course fees. You need to set funds aside to cover these yourself.

See the map below for the location of Henry Field Library

  • International students must attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development, International Orientation on Thursday 8 February 2018. Meet in the foyer of the Ōrakipaoa Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development, Office) on the Dovedale campus, off Dovedale Ave, at 9.45am. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 12 February 2018 at 8am, with a compulsory one-week Orientation, finishing by 3pm on Friday 16 February. This includes an introduction to UC and the College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. You will also meet your fellow students and the staff. For the remainder of the two-week Orientation, you need to attend between the hours of 8.30am and about 4.30pm each day, except on the day of the noho marae (date to be confirmed) and your final day, which finishes by 3pm.
  • On your first day, Monday 12 February, you will be required to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development, at 8am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Meet outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development, Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • The compulsory GradDipTchLn orientation is an important introduction to the College of Education, Health and Human Development, and being a student here. There will be opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, learn study skills and have the structure of the qualification explained. You will also start some of your courses during the orientation period.
    In addition to the compulsory GradDipTchLn orientation, International students are also invited to attend a UC-wide international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.

See the map below for the location of Ōrakipaoa

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning - Secondary

  • Your programme begins on Monday 29 January 2018, with a compulsory one-week Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and its College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff.
  • On your first day, Monday 29 January, you need to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 9am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Meet outside the Jack Mann Auditorium on the Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am and about 4pm each day. 
  • Any updates to this information, including a more detailed programme, will be posted here. Please check this site regularly.
  • Part-time students will meet the Programme Coordinator to confirm their Orientation during their first day on campus. They need to attend all their scheduled classes, but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in their free time.  
  • Lectures begin on Monday 5 February.

See the map below for the location of Henry Field Library

  • International students must attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development International Orientation on Thursday 25 January 2018. Meet in the foyer of the Ōrakipaoa Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development Office) on the Dovedale campus, off Dovedale Ave, at 9.45am. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
  • Your programme begins on Monday 29 January 2018, with a compulsory one-week Orientation. This includes an introduction to UC and its College of Education, Health and Human Development, an introduction to tertiary study, a compulsory workshop on the Treaty of Waitangi, a noho marae experience (a visit to a marae, including an overnight stay) and course work. It also provides opportunities to meet your fellow students and staff.
  • On your first day, Monday 29 January, you need to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 9am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Meet outside the Jack Mann Auditorium on the Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • For the remainder of the orientation you will be expected to attend between the hours of 9am to about 4pm each day. 
  • Any updates to this information, including a more detailed programme, will be posted here. Please check this site regularly.
  • Part-time students meet the Programme Coordinator to confirm their Orientation programme on their first day on campus. You must attend all your scheduled classes, but can attend extra orientation activities offered at UC in your free time.  
  • Lectures begin on Monday 5 February.
  • The compulsory GradDipTchLn(Secondary) orientation is an important introduction to the College of Education, Health and Human Development and being a student here. There will be opportunities to meet fellow students and staff, learn study skills and have the structure of the qualification explained. You will also start some of your courses during the orientation period.
  • In addition to the compulsory GradDipTchLn(Secondary) orientation, International students are also invited to attend an international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.

See the map below for the location of Ōrakipaoa

Master of Teaching and Learning

  • Your programme starts on Monday 15 January 2018 with an orientation and the start of the first course, EDMT601. This four-week intensive introductory course includes a Treaty of Waitangi workshop, a community-based learning experience, and a noho marae (an overnight stay at a marae; expected to occur during the third week). During this four-week period, there will also be activities to support your te reo Māori language learning.
  • On your first day, Monday 15 January, you need to be at the College of Education, Health and Human Development at 8.45am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). Meet outside the Henry Field Library on the College of Education, Health and Human Development Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • For the duration of this course, your days will begin at 9am and finish by 5pm (apart from the days on which the noho marae and the community-based experience take place). Most days will include time for collaborative or independent learning around course material and content.

See the map below for the location of Henry Field Library

  • International students must attend a College of Education, Health and Human Development International Orientation on Thursday 11 January 2018. Assemble in the foyer of the Ōrakipaoa Building (College of Education, Health and Human Development Office) on the Dovedale campus, off Dovedale Ave, at 9.45am. On this day, you will also complete your enrolment in person.
  • Your MTchgLn programme starts on Monday 15 January 2018 with a programme orientation and the start of the first course, EDMT601. This four-week intensive introductory course includes a Treaty of Waitangi workshop, a community-based learning experience, and a noho marae (an overnight stay at a marae; expected to occur during the third week). During this four-week period there will also be activities to support your te reo Māori language learning.
  • On your first day, Monday 15 January, meet outside the Henry Field Library on the Dovedale campus (off Dovedale Avenue) at 8.45am to prepare for a Mihi whakatau (a formal welcome ceremony). A staff member will direct you from there. Information about Mihi whakatau, including appropriate attire, can be found on the College website.
  • For the duration of this course, your days will begin at 9am and finish by 5pm (apart from the days on which the noho marae and the community-based experience take place). Most days will include time for collaborative or independent learning around course material and content.
  • Any updates to this information will be posted at here. Please check this site regularly, particularly to ensure updates related to the timing of the noho marae. 
  • The compulsory MTchgLn orientation is an important introduction to the College of Education, Health and Human Development and being a student here. You will meet fellow students and staff, learn study skills and have the structure of the qualification explained. You will also start some of your courses during the orientation period.
  • International students are also invited to attend an UC-wide international student welcome and orientation activities. Information can also be found at International Student Support.

See the map below for the location of Ōrakipaoa

For further course group information

See our Timetables, orientation and course group webpages