Online Graduate Diploma in Teaching

Start your teaching career with the flexibility of learning online from anywhere in New Zealand 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.

Now you can apply for the Online Graduate Diploma in Teaching from anywhere in New Zealand.  We will work with schools in your region to support your practicum placement needs which form an important part of your study programme. 

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.*

If you are considering studying to become a Secondary teacher, check out our Teacher Education in Schools Programme. With more than 30 scholarships available, the programme offers students the opportunity to spend 3 days a week in a host school, while completing their Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) online. Students participating in the Teacher Education in Schools Programme will receive a scholarship covering all course fees, and a $10,000 stipend paid in instalments throughout the year. 

* In 2023 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.

If you have further questions, please get in touch with our Postgraduate Recruitment Advisor on pgt@auckland.ac.nz.

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: