Faculty of Education
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) – GradDipTchg(Primary)
The regulations for this graduate diploma are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.
In order to satisfy the requirements of this graduate diploma, students are required to be in various teaching environments which will bring them into contact with children. Only persons able to meet the criteria for provisional registration of the New Zealand Teachers Council will be permitted to enrol in this graduate diploma.
1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:
a completed the requirements for:
(i) a degree from a New Zealand university
(ii) attained a level of competence approved by Senate or its representative as:
(a) equivalent to that specified in (i) above, and
(b) appropriate for the proposed programme for this graduate diploma.
(iii) a qualification recognised as equivalent by the Ministry of Education
b demonstrated the potential to meet the New Zealand Teachers Council criteria for provisional registration. Personal references and an interview will normally be required.
Note: The applicant will be required to consent to disclosure of criminal convictions as part of the application process consistent with the requirements for provisional registration of the New Zealand Teachers Council.
2 Admission to this graduate diploma is at the discretion of Senate or its representative.
Duration and Total Points Value
3 A student enrolled for this graduate diploma must follow a programme of the equivalent of one full-time year and pass courses with a total value of 160 points.
4 The requirements for this graduate diploma must be completed within 24 months of initial enrolment unless, in exceptional circumstances, Senate or its representative extends this period.
Structure and Content
5 Of the 160 points required for this graduate diploma, a student must pass:
a 70 points from the Professional and Practicum Courses listed in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) Schedule
b 90 points from the Curriculum Courses listed in the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) Schedule.
6 The programme for each student requires the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Education prior to enrolment.
7 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.
8 a In any course that has a practicum and non-practicum component, a student must pass both the practicum and non-practicum component in order to have passed that course as a whole.
b Re-enrolment in any EDPRAC course after failing that course requires the permission of the Dean of Faculty of Education or nominee.
c At the discretion of Senate or its representative, a student who does not pass an EDPRAC course may be declined permission to re-enrol for this diploma.
9 a In order to complete the requirements for this graduate diploma, a student must be able to meet the criteria for provisional registration of the New Zealand Teachers Council.
b A student who ceases to be able to meet the criteria for provisional registration of the New Zealand Teachers Council must immediately notify the Dean of Faculty.
c If the Dean of Faculty has reason to believe that a student does not meet the criteria for provisional registration of the New Zealand Teachers Council the Dean shall advise the student and take into account any written response from the student.
d If the Dean of Faculty is satisfied that the student is not able to meet the criteria for provisional registration of the New Zealand Teachers Council the Dean shall notify Senate or its representative.
e On receipt of such advice, Senate or its representative may terminate the student's enrolment and any application to re-enrol may likewise be declined.
f A student whose enrolment is terminated under Regulation 9e may appeal from that decision to the Council or its duly appointed delegate.
Termination of Enrolment
10 a If the behaviour of a student in a teaching environment is found, after due and fair inquiry, to be offensive, disruptive or likely to give rise to a risk of harm to the welfare of any person, the enrolment of the student in the programme may be terminated by Senate or its representative and any application to re-enrol may likewise be declined.
b A student who is subject to any such inquiry may be suspended by Senate or its representative from lectures, classes and any teaching placement pending the outcome of the inquiry.
c A student whose enrolment is terminated under Regulation 10a may appeal from that decision to the Council or its duly appointed delegate.
11 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.
12 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2006. The 2004 regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) offered by the University of Auckland and the 2000 regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) offered by former Auckland College of Education were thereby repealed except for those former students of the Auckland College of Education who have been studying continuously for this graduate diploma for whom the regulations will be repealed on 1 December 2007.
Requirement: 160 points from
Professional and Practicum Courses
- 70 points from EDPRAC 607, EDPROFST 601, 608
- 90 points from EDCURRIC 603–606, 609–613, 620–622, 628, 629
Source: The University of Auckland 2015 Online Calendar
Last updated on: 1 November 2014