Working as a teacher

For information about working as a teacher in New Zealand, please contact:

Ministry of Education
 School Staffing Section
 PO Box 1666
 New Zealand
 Facsimile: 64 4 471 4432 link)

Or visit the TeachNZ(external link) website. TeachNZ is a facility run by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

Vacant teaching positions are also advertised directly by school boards in the fortnightly Wellington publication Education Gazette(external link). To obtain issues or subscribe, contact:

New Zealand Education Gazette
 Legislative Services, PrintLink
 PO Box 12-418
 New Zealand(external link) link)

Teachers with qualifications gained outside New Zealand may have to have them verified by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority:

New Zealand Qualifications Authority
 79 Taranaki Street
 PO Box 160
 New Zealand
 Telephone: 0064 4 802 3000
 Facsimile: 0064 4 802 3407

Most New Zealand school boards will only employ registered and qualified teachers. Contact the New Zealand Teachers Council for information about registration.


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