Principals with teachers applying for the ACET recognition

The purpose of these pages are to provide principals with the information they need to;

a) confirm a portfolio’s authenticity by signing the appropriate sections of the teacher’s Portfolio Form before it is submitted,


b) make a recommendation in relation to the content of the teacher’s portfolio against the ACET professional criteria.

There are two stages for a teacher when applying for the ACET recognition.

Stage one: Expression of Interest (EOI)
Stage two: Portfolio

Click here to see an overview flowchart of the process.

Principals and schools can also contact TeachNZ by phoning 0800 165 225, or emailing

TeachNZ’s website will be updated throughout the ACET process,

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