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New Zealand Career College to collaborate with Whitireia

New Zealand Career College (NZCC) and Whitireia are joining forces to provide a Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education (Pasifika).< /br> < /br> Under this new agreement, Whitireia will provide NZCC with an approved early childhood teaching (ECE) qualification for delivery to domestic students at NZCC’s Auckland City Campuses.< /br> < /br> New Zealand Career College is a member of PITPONZ (Pacific Islands Tertiary Education Providers of New Zealand Inc.) and identifies itself as a Pasifika education provider. The college is aligning itself to meet the shortfall of early childhood educators in New Zealand, in particular qualified Pasifika and Maori early childhood education teachers, where the shortage is more pronounced.< /br> < /br> New Zealand Career College has a strong Pasifika population and its courses are tailored to working with this group. NZCC currently offers the National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3) and the Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Pasifika) (Level 5) across its five Auckland campuses in Manukau, North Shore, Waitakere and Central Auckland.< /br> < /br> In 2010, then Minister of Education, Hon. Anne Tolley, granted New Zealand Career College exemption from the funding moratorium to develop its own early childhood degree. The exemption was granted after New Zealand Career College successfully applied and met all the criteria, and demonstrated its ability to offer a unique product in line with the Government’s Tertiary Education Commission Strategy to increase participation in quality ECE services with a focus on participation of Maori and Pasifika peoples. The exemption has allowed the development of NZCC’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Pasifika) Level 7.< /br> < /br> New Zealand Career College is thrilled to be working with Whitireia to offer early childhood education Pasifika to a wider audience in the Auckland region and to allow a cross pollination of resources for ECE students at both Whitireia and New Zealand Career College.



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