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New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3)

This course is available


Level of Study



6 months


Educators are always in demand and teaching skills are highly transferable. Working with children is a rewarding, challenging, fun and diverse career.

The Level 3 programme includes 60 hours of work placements and will help you gain the core skills and knowledge needed to participate in the education and care of infants, toddlers and young children in entry-level carer roles in a range of early childhood contexts.

Career opportunities: Childcare Support Worker; Home-based Carer; Nanny; Education Support Worker; Tertiary Teacher; Private Educator; Industry Educator; Staff Trainer

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