Diploma for Education Support Workers

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Use your skills to help young people

With Massey’s Diploma for Education Support Workers you can be an active participant in the education of New Zealand’s young people without being a registered teacher.

What is it like?

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

The Diploma for Education Support Workers will give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work with children and young people with diverse needs, their teachers and other professionals in different settings.

A good fit if you:

  • Enjoy working with young people
  • Want to participate in the education sector without becoming a teacher
  • Are keen to use your skills and abilities to support learning


The Diploma for Education Support Workers will give you the skills for entry-level employment as a support worker (teacher aide) for clients with diverse learning needs in educational settings such as:

  • Teacher aides in early childhood centres and primary, intermediate and secondary schools
  • Parent helpers in schools and early childhood centres
  • Community support workers

Academic advice

Do you need help choosing your courses, or would you like to speak to an Adviser about your study? We would love to help you so please contact us.

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