Young Children’s Wellbeing: Oranga Tamariki

Course code EDU301

This course introduces you to the regulatory framework and licensing criteria for early childhood services with reference to the role of government agencies and community services in supporting effective teaching practice.

The purpose of operational policies and procedures and the educators role in relation to their implementation are also discussed. 

Te Whāriki, the early childhood bicultural curriculum framework is introduced with a focus on the principle of  Koatahitanga (holistic development) and Mana Atua,the strand of wellbeing.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 3  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $485 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,000 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Describe the regulatory framework for operating in an early childhood setting including the role of government agencies and community services 
  • Describe policies and practices to ensure the health and wellbeing of infants toddlers and young children in an early childhood setting 
  • Demonstrate understanding of a safe and healthy environment for infants, toddlers and young children with reference to early childhood licensing criteria 
  • Demonstrate understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi with reference to the bicultural early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki
  • Use basic te reo Maori and tikanga Māori in an early childhood setting


This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered partially online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.