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Diploma for Education Support Workers

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for part-time study only
  • Not available for international students

Use your skills to help young people

With Massey’s Diploma for Education Support Workers you can be an active participant in the education of New Zealand’s young people without being a registered teacher.

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

The Diploma for Education Support Workers will give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work with children and young people with diverse needs, their teachers and other professionals in different settings.

A good fit if you:

  • Enjoy working with young people
  • Want to participate in the education sector without becoming a teacher
  • Are keen to use your skills and abilities to support learning


The Diploma for Education Support Workers will give you the skills for entry-level employment as a support worker (teacher aide) for clients with diverse learning needs in educational settings such as:

  • Teacher aides in early childhood centres and primary, intermediate and secondary schools
  • Parent helpers in schools and early childhood centres
  • Community support workers

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