Early Childhood Education & Community Services

ENROL NOW. First Monday of the month

Get ready to work in the early childhood education or health, disability, or aged care sectors with this practical, hands-on programme. Provide others with the care they need – and help to keep them safe. There’s a growing demand for skilled workers in the early childhood and health support areas. 

The Early Childhood Education & Community Services programme offers zero fees for 16 year-olds and above. Learn the foundation skills required for caring for others, to be aware of others’ safety, and how to work well as part of a team.

Join this programme now to gain all the skills needed to care for others competently – and most importantly, safely!

ENROL NOW. First Monday of the month

Get ready to work in the early childhood education or health, disability, or aged care sectors with this practical, hands-on programme. Provide others with the care they need – and help to keep them safe. There’s a growing demand for skilled workers in the early childhood and health support areas. 

The Early Childhood Education & Community Services programme offers zero fees for 16 year-olds and above. Learn the foundation skills required for caring for others, to be aware of others’ safety, and how to work well as part of a team.

Join this programme now to gain all the skills needed to care for others competently – and most importantly, safely!

Gain a qualification in 26 weeks:

  • NCEA Level 2 (Vocational Pathway – Social and Community Services)

Learn more about the NCEA Vocational Pathways.

  • You must be committed to study and prepared to work hard
  • You need to relate well to people, be honest and dependable and able to work within the early child and health sectors. 
  • You will be interviewed and you will need to give us permission to complete the police vet. 
  • You may also be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment. 
  • Your enrolment is conditional on confirmation from the Police Vet that there are no matters of risk. 
  • You may also be assessed on your English language speaking and listening skills, if English is your second language.
  • Students will be selected in order of application.

Upon completion of this programme, you can progress to the National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3), or various other Health options. Please contact our Student Services team to discuss the best options for you.

This programme prepares you to work in the early childhood education, health, disability, or aged care sectors.

This is a free programme. There are no course fees.

A travel subsidy is available for Youth Guarantee students.

Student loans and allowances are available for 18 year olds and above who meet the StudyLink criteria.

Find out if you are eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.

Fees: Free
Duration: 26 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus:
  • Manukau
  • Royal Oak

What you will gain

Gain a qualification in 26 weeks:

  • NCEA Level 2 (Vocational Pathway – Social and Community Services)

Learn more about the NCEA Vocational Pathways.

Further study options

Upon completion of this programme, you can progress to the National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3), or various other Health options. Please contact our Student Services team to discuss the best options for you.