Regulations - Education And Social Work


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 Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand will be permitted to enrol in this graduate diploma.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student must have:

a completed the requirements for:

(i) a degree from a New Zealand university or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) a qualification recognised as equivalent by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and New Zealand Qualifications Authority

and

b demonstrated the potential to meet the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand criteria for provisional registration and certification.

Notes:

(i) Applicants will be required to consent to disclosure of criminal convictions and safety checks required by the Children’s Act 2014.

(ii) Personal references and an interview will be required.

(iii) This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this graduate diploma must follow a programme of full-time study in an academic year and pass courses with a total value of 150 points.

3 In exceptional circumstances, part-time enrolment may be permitted with approval of the Programme Leader.

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 A student enrolled for this graduate diploma must complete the requirements as 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 and Social Work prior to enrolment.

7 A student who has previously passed any course the same as, or similar to, those courses required for this graduate diploma must substitute an alternative course(s) approved by the Programme Leader.

8 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.

Practicum Requirements

9 a Where a course has a practicum and (non-practicum) coursework components, a student must pass both components to pass that course as a whole.

b If a student’s current enrolment in EDPRAC 615 or 616 has ended, but the student has not received a pass in the practicum component of EDPRAC 615 or 616, the student’s enrolment can be extended and the student will be required to pay tuition fees at the rate of 10 points for each two-month period, or part thereof, in order to pass the practicum component for this course.

c Re-enrolment in EDPRAC 615 or 616 after failing that course requires the permission of the Dean of Faculty of Education and Social Work or nominee.

d At the discretion of Senate or its representative, a student who does not pass EDPRAC 615 or 616 may be declined permission to continue this graduate diploma.

Language Requirements

10 a Students must pass EDUCM 199 in the first year of enrolment.

b Students must pass EDUCSW 199 in the first semester of enrolment.

Professional Requirements

11 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 Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

b A student who ceases to be able to meet the criteria for provisional registration of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand 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 Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand 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 Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand 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 11e may appeal that decision to the Provost or the duly appointed delegate.

Suspension or Termination of Enrolment

12 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 12a may appeal that decision to the Provost or the duly appointed delegate.

Reassignment

13 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for this graduate diploma to the Graduate Diploma in Education.

Variations

14 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Amendment

15 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2022.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary) (GradDipTchg(Primary)) Schedule

Requirement:

EDUCM 199, EDUCSW 199

150 points from EDCURRIC 625, 626, 636, 637, EDCURSEC 682, EDPRAC 615, 616, EDPROFM 600, EDPROFST 609, EDUC 603

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