Diploma in Christian Education

Button for easy access to information about this qualificationThe 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).


Programme Summary

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

Career Opportunities

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.


Objectives

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.


PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

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.



Timetables

Click on the relevant campus timetable to find out when the various courses are taking place.

If you would like to discuss your study options or become a “Student for a Day” please contact:

For Henderson and Manukau:

Tracey Hunt: [email protected] or 09 837 9768


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