Certificate in Bicultural Competency (Level 4)

  • Online with face-to-face workshops in Dunedin
  • Two years, part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts - various start dates
  • Apply anytime

Develop a practical knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori as appropriate within the workplace, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) and its socio-political impact within iwi and location-specific contexts in Aotearoa. Deepen your understanding of your own position in a bi-cultural New Zealand context by building a base upon which to develop your cultural competency skills. This certificate is intended for individuals who are working in any public or private entity that states that it is a responsive Treaty partner. Cultural competency has been identified as a key factor in developing organisational effectiveness; it is also an important global transferable skill. The learning and knowledge you therefore gain during this certificate will enhance your employment opportunities both within Aotearoa and internationally.

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3) and (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 17 weeks full-time per level; part-time not available
  • Level 3 and 4
  • Starts February (Level 3); July (Level 4)
  • Apply until start date

Educators are always in demand and teaching skills are highly transferable. Working with children is a rewarding, fun and diverse career and these certificates will prepare you for employment in the early childhood sector. Alternatively, you could use this learning as a pathway into higher level programmes, leading to a teaching qualification. Depending on which entry requirements you meet, you can either begin at Level 3 and then complete Level 4, or enter directly into Level 4.

New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4 only)

  • Dunedin Campus
  • 17 weeks full-time; part-time not available
  • Level 4
  • Starts July
  • Apply until start date

If you meet the entry requirements, you can enter directly into Level 4, without needing to complete Level 3. This Level 4 programme includes 115 hours of work placements. You'll learn how to be an inclusive educator, promoting diversity and the place of Māori as tangata whenua. This programme can also act as a pathway into higher level learning, leading to a teaching qualification.

New Zealand Certificate in Education Support (Level 4)

  • Dunedin Campus with work-based learning
  • 13 weeks full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts March and August
  • Apply now

Do you want to see young people reach their potential and thrive? Education Support workers work alongside teachers and other education professionals and are in high demand in New Zealand. Roles include a Teacher Aide for students and support work can span health or the social services sectors assisting disadvantaged young people or those with disabilities. This programme is for those currently working in an education support role (who would like to upskill and gain a formal qualification recognising skills and experience) or those that would like to be. It has been designed to ensure you graduate with the full range of skills that these support roles demand. Plus, study in 2022 for this programme is free for domestic students due to the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) (although you'll need to pay for any additional course-related and living costs).


Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (Level 7)

  • Dunedin Campus or by distance
  • One year full-time; two years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts 31 January or 4 July
  • Apply anytime

If you would like to study flexibly towards a teaching qualification in tertiary education, we can offer you a stimulating programme relevant to your teaching context. You will be able to study in a way that suits your schedule and responsibilities and, as a graduate, you will be able to design and facilitate inclusive learning in your tertiary cultural context.


Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshop

  • Dunedin
  • Two days
  • Starts 16-17 March, 6-7 July and 13-14 September 2022
  • Apply anytime

This two day workshop provides an environment in which you can explore the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications in a non-confrontational, collaborative process.

Sustainability and Biculturalism short course

  • Online
  • 3 weeks full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts 7 June 2022
  • Apply now

Come with us and embark on an intellectual journey to deepen your understanding of the preservation of our natural environment. Whilst also broadening your cultural awareness through learning about the indigenous tribes of southern New Zealand, Kai Tahu. How does landscape inform who you are? How important is the natural environment for you? Do you understand the role people and culture have in preserving the environment and helping you understand your own identity? Join students and staff members online from around the world as we start to unpack these questions and critically reflect on what it means to be us, living in this world at this time.