Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (GradDipTchg)

  1. The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.


  1. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching must have
    1. satisfied the requirements of a university degree or another qualification recognised by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand as acceptable for provisional registration as a teacher in an ECE setting, or primary, or secondary school, and
    2. been selected by the Division of Education as meeting the Teaching Council’s selection criteria for Initial Teacher Education programmes.

Requirements for the Diploma

  1. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Graduate Diploma is one year and the requirements for the Graduate Diploma must be completed within two years of first enrolling in the Graduate Diploma for full-time enrolments and three years for part-time enrolments.
  2. Candidates must enrol in the Division of Education and follow an approved programme of study.
  3. Candidates must gain at least 150 points at 400 level, as prescribed in the relevant entry in the Waikato Subject Regulations.
  4. The programme of study of each candidate must comply with the requirements of a sector.

The sectors are:

Early Childhood

  1. The Graduate Diploma will be awarded without classification as to honours or distinction.
  2. The Graduate Diploma shall be endorsed to indicate the particular sector completed by the candidate from those defined in section 7 of these regulations.


  1. The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.