Graduate Diploma in Education and Learning
The Graduate Diploma in Education and Learning gives students who are interested in education, but who have not completed the full requirements to be a registered teacher, a chance to enhance their employment opportunities in non-teaching, complementary roles in education or other sectors.
The Graduate Diploma in Education and Learning is open only to students who do not meet all of the requirements in one of the following qualifications:
- Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)
- Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary)
- Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
Selection for each of these qualifications is detailed on each webpage.
For the full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Education and Learning or use the admission requirements checker.
Students who do not complete all the requirements of their teaching diploma can credit their completed courses to this qualification.
The GradDipEdLn requires 120 points of coursework. It would normally be completed full-time over 1 year.
Graduates of this Diploma may be employed in early childhood settings where teacher registration is not required. Graduates will be able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of aspects of learning within the Aotearoa New Zealand education system and curriculum, as well as educational principles and theories. They will have the background on which to build additional skills and knowledge in complementary fields related to education.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Education and Learning.
For course advice contact the College of Education, Health and Human Development:
College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800