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Save Money and Time Getting Your Diploma

Save Money and Time Getting Your Diploma at Waiariki

Your previous study or life experience can count towards getting your Diploma of Teaching in Early Childhood Education. Find out how at free workshops at Waiariki Institute of Technology in Taupo and Rotorua.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) workshops are being held to outline the ways that previous study, work experience and Maori Language skills can help reduce the time taken to complete the Diploma. A full course runs for three years.

“People who have already completed studies at levels 5 – 7 should talk to Waiariki, according to Mary Simmons, RPL Assessor. “Students who have studied at level 5 and who have completed a similar programme have the potential to go straight in to year two of the Diploma,” she says. “Similarly, students who are fluent in Maori could apply to get RPL assessment for the Maori modules in the programme, and effectively reduce the total time to get their Diploma”.

“People with life experience can apply for RPL by providing written evidence from someone like an employer which outlines their ongoing training or work in a particular area that matches Waiariki’s learning outcomes,” says Mrs Simmons.

The workshops are free to attend and will be held in Taupo on Thursday 4 September at Waiariki’s Taupo Campus from 5.30 – 6.30pm and Thursday 11 September at the Mokoia Drive Campus in Rotorua from 5.30 – 6.30pm. For more information contact Mary Simmons on 07 346 8822 or visit

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