New Zealand Tertiary College

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) has been providing comprehensive and professional programs to enable students to excel in their chosen field for more than 38 years. All of our qualifications are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and we deliver them not only throughout New Zealand but throughout the world with NZTC Global.

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New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) is a private college specialising in early childhood teacher education. The college was founded in 1982. Since then we have gained significant sector recognition for our graduates and New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approval for our qualifications.


We offer a range of modes of learning to suit your learning style and lifestyle – giving you an enjoyable and high-quality learning experience.

New Zealand Tertiary College’s diploma qualifications are offered to students both with and without practical requirements, depending on whether New Zealand teacher registration is sought.

Students can pathway into a Bachelor of Education (ECE) or a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) after completing the Level 5 or Level 6 New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Graduates of the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) are eligible to apply for New Zealand teacher registration.


New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) fosters a strong research culture to benefit both our academic staff and students. Our staff regularly present at conferences, complete higher academic qualifications, write for journals and other professional publications, and acquire research grants for individual and collaborative projects. Our staff are engaged in a variety of research areas including: early childhood studies, teacher education, social science, social psychology, primary education, philosophy of education and arts education.


NZTC provides career guidance to international students through its program specific career guides and access to a network of potential early childhood employers throught New Zealand. Career guides for NZTC qualification are available on request.

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Student services

NZTC has a team of lecturers dedicated to supporting you in the development of your academic skills.

Areas in which they can support you include:

  • academic writing
  • punctuation and grammar
  • interpreting essay questions
  • APA referencing
  • understanding plagiarism
  • research database skills
  • time management skills
  • making the most out of NZTC Online

We have duty lecturers on call to support you with your online and practical studies. Help is just an email or call away.

Housing services

NZTC works with reliable homestay organisations that can help you to find a homestay family in Auckland or Christchurch while you are studying with us.

ICT services

Our IT Help is available to support our students with any IT related difficulties they may encounter. Whether you are having trouble converting files or submitting an assessment, there is nothing they have not dealt with before. Simply call or leave an eMessage and one of our dedicated IT Help technicians will contact you as soon as possible.

Medical services

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. You may purchase medical and travel insurance through NZTC.

Student Life

Campus life

NZTC has campuses in both the North and South Island of New Zealand. Both campuses are centrally located within their cities and easily accessible by public transport.

Our North Island campus is located in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand with a population of more than 1.6 million people, and our South Island campus is in Christchurch with a population of 388,000.

Our students are at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on our range of support services available to help you succeed in your studies and our open door policy means that you can call, email or pop in to see us whenever you need.


NZTC qualifications are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), the government body that oversees quality assurance for New Zealand qualifications.

Student Reviews

The Best University in the South Pacific region.
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University of the South pacific is one of the best universities in whole of the south pacific with dynamic range of academic opportunity and a beautiful environment to study in.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I believe its a great opportunity to study because I want to develop my future career

Play: where best learning happens for young children
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Coming from a country (Sri Lanka) where the education for early years is very much structured, I had the privilege to learn and explore more about how young children learn best through play while studying at New Zealand Tertiary College, New Zealand. I also learnt and researched about relevant theories and curriculum approaches about child development and learning.

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