Diploma in Christian Education
The Diploma in Christian Education (DipCEd) is ideal for children’s ministry workers and volunteers, people involved in home schooling or community education programmes, or those considering a career in an educational profession, for example teacher aiding, student support or tutoring.
If you have an interest in how your faith and educational practice might come together to strengthen your work with children in your community, this programme will help you work in a range of social and cultural contexts.
The Diploma in Christian Education is currently offered at the Henderson, Manukau and Christchurch campuses.
Students who complete the DipCEd in the Primary Education track and meet all other criteria may staircase
into the second year of the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) programme. Students who complete the Children
or Youth Ministry track may staircase into the Bachelor of Ministries.
Click here for information about admissions requirements for the DipCEd. For any other information, please refer to the academic handbook (see e-book).
|LEVEL||5, 120 credits|
|DURATION||One year full-time, part-time options may be available|
|STARTS||February, July (part-time)|
|PLACES||Open – selection criteria apply|
|CAMPUS||Henderson, Manukau, Christchurch|
|TUITION FEE||$6,084 plus Student Services Fee|
Graduates of the DipCEd are equipped to excel as teacher aides, tutors, children’s
ministry workers, home educators or in community education programmes, both in
New Zealand and international settings.
This programme is ideal for children’s ministry workers and volunteers, people involved in home schooling or community education programmes, or those considering a career in an educational profession, for example teacher aiding, student support or tutoring across a range of contexts.
The Diploma in Christian Education is a one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme.
It consists of a total of 120 credits, comprising foundational courses in theology, teaching and learning and
the option of either the Primary Education track or Children’s or Youth Ministry track.
Please Note: The Children's/Youth Ministry Track is not offered in 2019.
SEMESTER TWO 2019
|SEMESTER TWO INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||1 MAY 2019|
|SEMESTER TWO EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||31 MAY 2019|
|SEMESTER TWO COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE||21 JUNE 2019|
|SEMESTER ONE THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||28 JUNE 2019|
|SEMESTER TWO NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||15 JULY 2019|
|SEMESTER TWO BEGINS||22 JULY 2019|
|ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS||22 JULY 2019|
|ORIENTATION ALL CAMPUSES||22 JULY - 26 JULY 2019|
|INTENSIVES WEEK||19 AUGUST - 23 AUGUST 2019|
|SUMMER SEMESTER APPLICATIONS OPEN||16 SEPTEMBER 2019|
|MID-TERM BREAK||30 SEPTEMBER - 11 OCTOBER 2019|
|SUMMER SEMESTER EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||18 OCTOBER 2019|
|LABOUR DAY||28 OCTOBER 2019|
|DECEMBER GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE||30 OCTOBER 2019|
|SEMESTER ONE 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||1 NOVEMBER 2019|
|SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||8 NOVEMBER 2019|
|CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH)||15 NOVEMBER 2019|
|SEMESTER TWO ENDS||22 NOVEMBER 2019|
|SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 STARTS||25 NOVEMBER 2019|
|SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 ENDS||21 FEBRUARY 2020|
SEMESTER ONE 2020
|S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||1 November 2019|
|S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS CLOSE||1 November 2019|
|DOMESTIC S1 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||3 January 2020|
|COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE||24 January 2020|
|AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY||27 January 2020|
|BTEACH YEAR THREE BEGINS||28 January 2020|
|THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||31 January 2020|
|WAITANGI DAY||6 February 2020|
|S1 2020 LATE APPLICATIONS CLOSE||14 February 2020|
|NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY S1 2020 APPLICATIONS CLOSE||14 February 2020|
|SEMESTER ONE BEGINS||24 February 2020|
|ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS||24 February 2020|
|ORIENTATION WEEK ALL CAMPUSES||24-28 February 2020|
|APRIL GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE||28 February 2020|
|S2 2019 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS||28 February 2020|
|COURSE ADD/DELETE END DATE||6 March 2020|
|PROGRAMME WITHDRAWAL END DATE||13 March 2020|
|SEMESTER 2 APPLICATIONS OPEN||16 March 2020|
|INTENSIVES WEEK||23-27 March 2020|
|BTEACH CAMP||26-27 March 2020|
|AUCKLAND GRADUATION CEREMONY||4 April 2020|
|GOOD FRIDAY||10 April 2020|
|EASTER MONDAY||13 April 2020|
|MID TERM BREAK||10-27 April 2020|
|ANZAC DAY OBSERVED||27 April 2020|
|S2 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE||01 May 2020|
|RETURNING STUDENTS S2 COURSE SELECTIONS OPEN||18 May 2020|
|S2 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||29 May 2020|
|QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY||01 June 2020|
|S1 COURSE EVALUATIONS OPEN||08 June 2020|
|S2 COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE||19 June 2020|
|SEMESTER ONE ENDS||26 June 2020|
|S2 THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE||26 June 2020|
|S1 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS||24 July 2020|
|MID-YEAR BREAK||29 June - 17 July|