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New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) is committed to supporting our Associate Teachers (ATs) with professional development opportunities and resources.

New Online AT PD Events

Calling all Associate Teachers!

We are excited to share with you our new Associate Teacher PD events that will be conducted virtually via ZOOM.

COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Update

Tēnā koutou whānau,

I hope this message finds you all safe and well in your bubbles throughout New Zealand. As we move into Covid-19 Alert Level 3 next week, I wanted to share my heart with you as you may be preparing to open your centre to support children and their whānau. Your spirit to continue to advocate and engage in quality education and care is why we are so grateful to have you as an Associate Teacher.

Significant Postgraduate Scholarships

ECE Scholarships

As the nation stays at home to save lives, New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) has looked at ways to support the sectors we serve.

The learning journey for early childhood professionals never ends, and many may find themselves with a bit more time at home in the coming days.

Rethinking risky play in the early years

Kath and Vikki
Kath Duncan and Vikki Hanrahan

Risky play has been an important part of children’s lives for generations. In today’s risk-averse world, there is concern that children could be denied opportunities to learn how to manage risks safely.

AT PD evenings

Tēnā koutou katoa,

We have been thinking about our Associate Teachers as we plan upcoming AT PD evenings while continuing to monitor the COVID-19 New Zealand and global situation in an ongoing way to ensure we are fully up to date with the Ministry of Health advice and guidance as it evolves. It is currently a situation of increasing pro-health measures as we move into our cooler months, and flu-like bugs, sniffles and illnesses increase.

NZTC Symposium - Music and Movement for Early Childhood Development

NZTC 2020 Symposium

New Zealand Tertiary College is looking forward to delivering its ninth annual symposium on Monday 11 May, focused on the importance of music and movement in early childhood education.

Welcome 2020!

2020 NZTC

A new year and a new decade!

New Zealand Tertiary College is back and ready for 2020, its 38th year of empowering students to care, educate and serve meaningfully and effectively.

2019 Christmas Message

Merry Christmas AT

2019 - What a year! A year filled with Vision, Heart, Competence and Spirit as our remarkable NZTC Team embraced our 37th year with full commitment to supporting students around New Zealand and throughout the world.

Play spaces support sense of belonging in early childhood

Pearl D’Silva
Pearl D’Silva

Children are shaped not just by the people who surround them, but also by the places and spaces in which they play.

NZTC Christmas closure

It is hard to believe that another year is drawing to a close. 2019 has been a year filled with Vision, Heart, Competence and Spirit as we have celebrated and supported the greatest number of students to date.

Centre leader’s passion for education grows through NZTC study

Pip Deazley
Pip Deazley with a child from her centre

A former librarian, farmer, nanny and banker, Pip Deazley’s career as an early childhood teacher began later in life, after her role as a mother inspired her to pursue a lifelong passion.