Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Education)


Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor degree or a recognised equivalent at Level 7 or higher on the NZQF, in an area that is relevant to secondary teaching.


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