The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (Teaching Council) is responsible for teacher registration. You can apply for provisional registration as soon as you've graduated. When you first apply for registration, you’ll be granted provisional registration and a practising certificate that expires after three years.
You’re expected to gain a full practising certificate registration by completing a two year induction and mentoring programme within the three-year timeframe, six years of when you first become registered. If you are unable to meet the requirements for a full practising certificate in the six year timeframe then you will need to complete a Teacher Education Refresh (TER) programme in order to be eligible for a further provisional practising certificate. However, if you can demonstrate that you have made significant progress towards meeting the requirements for full then you can apply for a review to the TER programme requirement.
Graduates with early childhood education teaching qualifications are entitled to seek teacher registration from the Teaching Council. All teachers at supervisor level in early childhood services must be registered with the Education Council before beginning teaching employment.
All teachers at primary and secondary level must be registered with the Teaching Council before beginning teaching employment.
For more information, please contact:
Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
Level 7, 80 Boulcott Street
Wellington 6011, New Zealand
PO Box 5326, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Phone: +64 (0) 4 471 0852