Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Technology Education)
Applicants must hold a relevant trades qualification at Level 5, 6 or 7 on the NZQF, or a recognised equivalent. In addition, they must be able to demonstrate at least 3 years of work experience over the last 10 years, that is relevant to teaching technology subjects.
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.