Document Checklist, Supporting and Certified Documents

In order for a scholarship application to be deemed ‘complete’ you must have:

  • Completed all sections on the application form
  • Attached a detailed CV with your work history, voluntary work, and qualifications
  • Evidence of your current employment

And provided certified copies of:

  • Proof of name and date of birth
  • Proof of change of name (if applicable)
  • Proof of residency status (if applicable)
  • Proof of your highest qualification.

Applications that are not supported by the correct documents will be considered incomplete. In this instance, a member of the TeachNZ team will contact you to make you aware of this. If you do not supply the correct documentation by the date requested your application will be ineligible and not be assessed.

Who can verify copies of your documents

Certified copies are A4-size photocopies that have been stamped and signed on every page and endorsed as a true copy of the original. Any one of the following people can certify a photocopy

  • StudyLink or Work and Income staff member
  • registrar or officer of a tertiary education provider
  • school principal, teacher, careers advisor or guidance counsellor
  • notary public
  • doctor
  • police officer
  • church minister or rector
  • kaumatua
  • court registrar or officer
  • solicitor or lawyer
  • justice of the peace
  • member of a board of trustees
  • commissioner of oaths
  • local authority employee designated for the purpose of taking oaths and declarations
  • government department
  • member of parliament
  • the Public Trust.

Please note a family member or spouse cannot certify your supporting documents.

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