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Certificate in Education

Please note

We will not be taking new enrolments into this qualification in 2020. To discuss your study options please contact our team - email [email protected]

Interested in Education? Spend a year learning about education and finish with a qualification, or count all your hard work towards a Bachelor of Social Sciences.

The Cert(Ed) is not a teaching qualification. If you want to qualify as a teacher, see the Bachelor of Teaching or, if you already have a bachelors degree in another area, apply for the one-year Graduate Diploma of Teaching or Master of Teaching and Learning.

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Key information

Years: 1
Points: 120
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Area of Study:

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You need to complete 120 points (usually eight papers), and at least 90 of those points need to be within the field of Education - see Papers below.

See full Regulations for the Certificate (Cert) qualification.


In most cases, any undergraduate Education papers (100, 200, or 300-level) can be counted towards the Cert(Ed).


Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Student Centre
Phone: 0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 528) or 07 838 4176
Email: [email protected]

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Phone: +64 7 8384610
Email: [email protected]

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