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NZTC to provide pre-school teacher education in Malaysia

NZTC first to provide early childhood teacher education in Malaysia

New Zealand’s largest provider of early childhood teacher education has established a partnership to benefit children and families in Malaysia.

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) has become the first tertiary education provider in New Zealand to have a degree accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and the Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education.

The college’s three year Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) degree has been approved for delivery in Malaysia through Kolej Dika - a well-known and respected specialist early childhood teacher education provider.

“This significant achievement is one of international importance for New Zealand and Malaysia celebrating innovation, shared commitment to excellence and creating opportunity for a specialised degree in Malaysia for teachers of young children,” said NZTC Chief Executive Selena Fox.

Malaysian diploma students can now upgrade to NZTC’s internationally recognised and accredited degree to increase their knowledge and professionalism in their commitment to teach, educate and care for children and families.

“NZTC has been working on establishing educational relationships in Malaysia for a number of years and it will be exciting to see these relationships grow to a new level in the years ahead. We look forward to the relationships between New Zealand and Malaysia continuing to evolve, founded on the value of education for us all,” said Fox.

The Bachelor of Education (ECE) is also the first New Zealand qualification to be approved for National Higher Education Fund loans for Malaysian citizens who study the degree through Kolej Dika.

To find out more about NZTC’s early childhood education qualifications, visit

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