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An excellent opportunity to join the teaching profession in New Zealand with the family

If you would like to become a registered early childhood teacher in the fastest growing early childhood education industry in New Zealand, then now is the right time to apply for the Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education (ECE) (Level 9) offered by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology for the July intake. The course duration is 1.5 years based in Rotorua and you have the choice of either enrolling for July 2020 or February 2020 intake. The total cost for the 18 months period is NZ$ 29350. You pay around NZ$ 21000 first for your one-year study and pay the rest later when you apply to extend your student visa for a further 6 months. This course is approved and recognised by the New Zealand Teaching Council for teacher registration. The place is limited to only 15 students per intake, so you should act fast so don’t miss out on this golden opportunity. After the successful completion of this course, you can apply for your teacher registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Course description

This on-campus course aims to equip you with the dispositions, knowledge, and skills to become critically reflective, intentional, adaptive and registered early childhood teachers in the bi-cultural context within New Zealand. By providing high-quality and guided practice in authentic settings, you will experience a deep commitment to language, culture, and identity as the foundation of children’s learning. Throughout your studies, you will participate in communities of practice to foster engagement in research and the integration of theory with practice.

Entry requirement – Academic

You need to hold one of the following qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree at Level 7 consisting of at least 360 credits; or
  2. Bachelor Honours’ degree at Level 8 consisting of at least 480 credits; or
  3. Master’s degree at Level 9 consisting of at least 240 credits

In addition to the above, you must have secured a B average grade or above during the course of your study or in your final year of study.

You don’t need to have your degree in education, it could be in any of the fields such as hospitality, commerce, medical or fine arts, etc. You may need to get your overseas qualification assessed from the New Zealand Qualification Authority in order to find out that you have already done a Level 7 qualification and can enrol into this course.

Employment opportunities

This course is specifically aimed at preparing graduates for registration as Early Childhood Education teachers. The student may also take the roles as leaders and managers in Early Childhood settings, Resource teachers, Education advisors, Curriculum advisors/developers, Policy analyst/advisors, Facilitators, Professional development and in-service teacher educators, Centre managers/supervisors/team leaders, Curriculum leaders, consultants, and Researchers. As per, qualified early childhood teachers usually earn $45K-$74K per year and senior early childhood teachers usually earn $74K-$98K per year.

Why Toi Ohomai?

Quality education forms the basis for lifelong learning and development and Toi-Ohomai’s teaching courses give you the skills you need in this exciting, challenging and highly rewarding career. Toi Ohomai is one of the largest tertiary providers in the Bay of Plenty. It has five main campuses throughout the beautiful Bay of Plenty and South Waikato in Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, Tokoroa, and Whakatane. This course is currently being offered at the Rotorua campus, however, there is a possibility of this course being offered in Tauranga in the near future.

English eligibility requirement

You will need an overall IELTS score of 7 with no less than 7.0 in any band or PTE (Academic) score of 65 in all bands or meet a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by the Teaching Council of New Zealand, to pursue this Master of Teaching ECE course. This test score does not have to be in a single test, you can combine more than one IELTS test within the last two years to show this required IELTS/PTE scores.

Immigration benefits

This course comes with numerous immigration benefits which are as follow:

  1. While applying for their student visa, the partner/spouse of a student is eligible for a work visa and visitor/student visas for their dependent children.
  2. After the successful completion of this one and a half years of Master of Teaching ECE course, a student will be eligible for three years Post Study Open Work Visa.
  3. Their family’s visas will also be extended for the same duration whether it is work/visitor/student visa.
  4. Dependent children who are on student visas will be treated as domestic students in New Zealand meaning they will pay their school fees at the rate a New Zealander will pay for their education.

Early Childhood Teachers are in high demand in New Zealand. Early Childhood Teaching jobs are included in the New Zealand current Regional skill shortage list, meaning there is a real shortage of Early Childhood Teachers throughout New Zealand and the employers would not need to prove to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) that they are unable to find NZ citizens and residents for these types of jobs.

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    This Post Has 11 Comments

    1. Margaret

      Dear Sir/Madam,
      I would like to have details information about the date of next admission for this course Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education (ECE) (Level 9).
      Best Regards,

    2. Eric

      Dear Sood, are there any other schools besides Toi Ohomai that offer grade 9 preschool education?It’s too late to start school in July, so I don’t want to wait until Next February

      1. Vinay Sood

        Hi Eric,

        Thanks for the message. Yes at this stage this is the only level 9 course from and Govt institute approved from Teaching council which lead to registration
        They are also planning for November 2020 intake. Please send your CV to and we can discuss your options. Thanks

    3. Kiran Varma

      Hello Vinay,
      I have done my PGDM in Applied management from Auckland and are currently on post study visa until feb2022. One of my college mate have had face to face advise session with you and she had informed me about this course.
      My queries are:
      1) Will my level 8 be taken into consideration for this course?
      2) I have BSc Psychology from Annamalai University in India?
      Would that be accountable or not?
      Please help me on these points, would really want to take admission for Feb 2022 session and get all the admission formalities done next year only..
      Thanks in advance ☺
      Looking to hear from you….

    4. Baljeet

      Dear Sir/Madam,
      I would like to know details information about the date 2021 of next admission for this course Master of Teaching Early Childhood Education (ECE) (Level 9).

    5. Babita

      Dear Sir/Mam,
      Please let me know next in which intake I can get admission in this course?

      1. Vinay Sood

        There are two intakes in Year in Feb and July.

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