Certificate in [Specialty] Education

Gain the confidence and skills to work with children and support the qualified teaching staff in an early childhood centre or as a teacher aide in a primary school.

The Certificate in [Specialty] Education covers the initial theory and practice relevant to primary or early childhood settings. Students who complete this certificate may be eligible to enter the second year of the Bachelor of Education.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

*For the purposes of entering an Initial Teacher Education programme, applicants (both domestic and international) must have gained UE through one of: NCEA via Level 3 requirements in three subjects from the approved list, University of Cambridge International examinations or International Baccalaureate examinations

Selection criteria

  • Interview
  • Reference
  • CV
  • Experience working with young children
  • Personal declaration

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.5 or higher; or equivalent.

Application process

  • Apply to enrol at AUT
  • Provide additional information to the School of Education through:
    • Disclosure form/personal declaration
    • Police clearance authorisation form
    • The names of two people who will act as your referee (one referee will be contacted by phone and the other will be required to complete a written reference)
    • CV with five-year work history and a list of memberships in professional organisations
  • You will need to sit a basic numeracy and literacy assessment. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview

Overseas police certificates must be less than 12 months old at the time the application is lodged.

Download application documents

  • Assisting teachers in an early childhood centre or primary school
  • Graduates may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Education
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1275
Level:
5
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.