Bachelor of Teaching (Primary Education)


Entry requirements

To be considered for selection into this programme, applicants must be at least 17 years of age at the time of entry, complete all application forms and satisfy one of the following criteria:

  • Hold University Entrance (as defined by NZQA) OR a recognised equivalent such as International Baccalaureate or Cambridge International

20 years old or over

If you are 20 years of age or over and do not hold the minimum entry requirements you will be eligible to be enrolled where your previous educational, work, or life experience indicates you have a reasonable likelihood of success.


Workforce restrictions for children's workforce

If you have a criminal conviction and want to study towards a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector (including teaching or providing youth services) working directly with children, you need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field.
This is due to the Children's Act 2014. This prevents state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions for specified offences to work with children in some roles.

Read the list of specified offences

This information has been supplied by the Children's Action Plan Directorate and the Tertiary Education Commission.


English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language competency prior to acceptance to the programme. Evidence of this will be provided by:

  • New Zealand University Entrance;
  • Or the current New Zealand Teaching Council Initial Teacher Education requirements.

Note that exemptions may apply to the above as per current Teaching Council Initial Teacher Education Requirements.

International students and domestic students living overseas

This programme is not open to:

  • International students living overseas or in New Zealand
  • Domestic students living overseas

Computer and internet requirements

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