Online Graduate Diploma in Teaching

Start your teaching career with the flexibility of learning online to gain a Graduate Diploma in Teaching for Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary Education.

Online Graduate Diploma in Teaching programme - the University of Auckland

This online study option is ideal if you are looking to qualify as an Early Childhood, Primary, or Secondary Teacher but need to study flexibly.

You will have access to the programme materials online so you can study at times that suit you and your lecturers will be able to support you throughout your studies.

While much of your learning can be done online, you must be able to attend practicum placements in Northland or within the Auckland Regional Boundary.

The Online Graduate Diploma in Teaching is approved by the Aotearoa New Zealand Teaching Council. Upon graduation you will become a qualified Early Childhood Education, Primary or Secondary Teacher.*

* In 2022 the Online Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) is only available for the following subjects: Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social Sciences, History, Mathematics and Statistics, English and Te reo Māori me ōna tikanga.

For more information, including start dates, entry requirements and more, please visit the FAQ page.

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Ready to embark on your teaching journey? Start your application today.

Watch the recording of our Online Graduate Diploma in Teaching webinar to find out more: