Courses

New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) Home Based. 120 Credits.
  • 40 week full time course (35 hours per week).
  • 2 x 2 week holidays.
  • Online via distance learning.
  • February & July Intake.

Field Based component
14 hours per week in a recognised early childhood service; this can be the home of the child or the educator.


This qualification does not lead to Teacher Registration. If a student decides to pathway, bridging courses are available.


Entry Criteria
  • NZ Citizens / Permanent Resident.
  • Met ‘fit to be a practitioner’ criteria.
  • Competent computer skills.
  • Satisfactory Police Vetting Check.
  • Entry Test.
  • Achieved a minimum of NCEA level 2, or demonstrate knowledge and experience at this level.
  • Succeed in an interview.

Fees (2021): $5249.00
New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) 120 Credits.
  • 40 week full time course (35 hours per week).
  • 2 x 2 week holidays.
  • Online via distance learning.
  • February & July Intake.

Field Based component
14 hours per week must take place in a licensed early childhood service.
1 x 4 week in-home field based block (35 hours per week).


Entry Criteria
  • NZ Citizens / Permanent Resident.
  • Met ‘fit to be a practitioner’ criteria.
  • Competent computer skills.
  • Satisfactory Police Vetting Check.
  • Entry Test.
  • Achieved a minimum of NCEA level 2, or demonstrate knowledge and experience at this level.
  • Succeed in an interview.

Fees (2021): $5249.00
New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 6) 120 Credits.
  • 40 week full time course (35 hours per week).
  • 2 x 2 week holidays.
  • Online via distance learning.
  • February & July Intake.

Field Based component
14 hours per week must take place in a licensed early childhood service.
1 x 4 week in-home field based block (35 hours per week).
1 x 4 week out of home field based block (35 hours per week)


Entry Criteria
  • Applicants must have met entry criteria and completed the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5).

Fees (2021): $5250.00
Field Based Definitions.

Supervised: - the learner will have a suitable qualified/experienced supervising/supporting mentor who will assess the student’s practice against requirements. For students in a licensed based service, supervision will be an Associate Tutor belonging to the service, and a visiting tutor from Bodhi. Those students in a home-based situation will be mentored by an Associate Tutor from Bodhi Ltd, who will also act as their visiting tutor.

ECE setting – this must be a recognised early childhood education (ECE) service, which may include a certificated playgroup or a licensed centre-based service, parent-led service, hospital-based service, home-based service; or culturally-based environment. The home-based service may be the child’s own home, or the home of the educator.