Voluntary Bonding Scheme

The New Zealand education system needs an adequate supply of teachers across all schools and subjects. The Voluntary Bonding Scheme was introduced in 2009 to make sure there's a good supply of teachers for certain schools and subject areas. If eligible, teachers will receive an annual taxable payment of $3,500 for up to five years.

Eligible Schools

Payments will be made at the end of a teacher’s third, fourth and fifth year of teaching.

To read the Guide for the scheme click here.

To read more about eligible schools click here.

Eligible Subjects

There are no longer eligible subjects for the Voluntary Bonding Scheme.

If you have any questions, please call the Voluntary Bonding helpline on 0800 550 790 or email voluntary.bonding@education.govt.nz.

New Zealand Teachers Council New Zealand Education Gazette New Zealand Qualifications Authority Immigration New Zealand