Qualifications and standards

Revision and Rollover of Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Pacific Island Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards due for review in 2015

The following 37 Early Childhood Education (ECE) and 38 Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education (PIECE) unit standards have been revised and rolled over to extend their period of listing on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS) until December 2020.  This is to maintain the achievability of current National Certificates and minimise the impact on providers and learners during the transition to New Zealand qualifications.

For more information on the outcome of the revision and rollover please download the Revision and rollover of ECE and PIECE unit standards change report.



Standard ID

Early Childhood Education and Care

Early Childhood: Educational Theory and Practice

9302, 9306, 9308, 9312, 9314, 9325, 10013, 10019-10024, 10026, 10028, 10029, 26707-26712, 27145

Early Childhood: Family, Whānau, Community, and Society

9331, 9332, 9337, 20406, 20407, 27146

Early Childhood: Professional Practice

9293, 9297, 10032, 10033, 12736, 26714, 26715, 26716

Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education

Pacific Early Childhood Education: Curriculum

18780-18785, 18789, 18792, 26353-26355, 26694-26697, 26747

Pacific Early Childhood Education: Family

18797, 18798

Pacific Early Childhood Education: Management

18800, 18803-18806, 26698

Pacific Early Childhood Education: Professional Development

18794, 18795

Pacific Island Early Childhood Education: Cultural Support


Once the current review of ECE qualifications has been completed and new New Zealand qualifications listed, the ECE and PIECE unit standards will be progressively reviewed in light of the new qualifications.


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