Courses

New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) 120 Credits.

This is a 40 week, full-time (35 hours) per week course.

It is an online course where all course content and assessments will be completed in our online learning portal. All components of the course must be completed to ensure course completion. If a student breeches this requirement particular module/s will have to be repeated at cost to the student.

Entry Criteria
  • Applicants must be NZ citizens.
  • Applicants must meet all ‘fit to be a practitioner’ criteria.
  • Applicants must have access to a computer and the internet.
  • Applicants must complete a satisfactory Police Vetting Check.
  • Applicants must successfully complete an Entry Test.
  • Achieved a minimum of NCEA level 2, or demonstrate knowledge and experience at this level.
  • Succeed in an interview.
New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 6) 120 Credits.

This is a 40 week, full time (35 hours) per week course.

It is an online course where all course content and assessments will be completed in our online learning portal. All components of the course must be completed to ensure course completion. If a student breeches this requirement particular module/s will have to be repeated at cost to the student.

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

Topics covered.

  • Understanding Infant brain development.
  • Understanding the multiple roles of an educator.
  • How to foster social competence in children.
  • Te Whaariki – the NZ national curriculum for ECE.
  • Observing and planning for children’s learning and development.
Inclusive Practice.

Topics covered.

  • Promoting a healthy, safe and inclusive environment.
  • Meeting the needs of families of children with diverse needs.
  • Understanding different cultures and how this impacts teaching and learning.
Professional Practice.

Topics covered.

  • Applying teamwork and leadership skills in ECE.
  • Creating your personal philosophy.
  • Being a reflective practitioner.
  • Understanding the rights of a child (UNCROC).
Biculturalism / Tikanga Māori.

Topics covered.

  • The Treaty of Waitangi and how it impacts on ECE.
  • Implementing Tikanga Māori.
  • Exploring local iwi and hapu.
Field Practise

Is an integral component of learning how to educate and teach within the early childhood sector.

  • Level 5 course has a 4 week ‘in-home’ field practice experience included.
  • Level 6 course has a 4 week ‘in-home’ field practice and a 4 week ‘out of home’ field practice experience included.
Work Experience.

We have a practical work experience component where students must attend two days (14 hours) of supervised practical learning hours in an ECE setting.

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.