Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) (GDipTchg(Primary))

Key facts

  • Available at Albany - Jan intake
  • Available at Manawatū - Jan intake
  • 1 year of full-time study
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What is it like?

Primary teaching is a creative, challenging, and learning-focussed career. The Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) is a 12-month intensive course that aims to develop professional understandings, practical skills required to guide children's learning in New Zealand primary school classrooms. This course is designed to build on the breadth of knowledge and life skills you bring with you and to further enhance your dispositions for learning and teaching.


Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) will be eligible to apply for provisional teacher registration with the New Zealand Teachers Council. As a provisionally registered teacher, you will be qualified to teach in New Zealand primary and intermediate schools.

Massey University Institute of Education prides itself on the success rate of its graduates in winning jobs as teachers at the conclusion of their initial teacher education programme.
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