The Consulate-General can assist New Zealand citizens in Hong Kong in a variety of ways. The Consulate-General provides notarial services, passport services and consular services for New Zealanders in distress. We can refer you to relevant Hong Kong Government agencies and attempt to answer any relevant questions.
The Consulate-General, by regulation, cannot enter any case; conduct any investigation; or act as mediators or recommend lawyers in any personal professional conflicts experienced by New Zealand citizens. The Consulate-General cannot investigate, certify, or vouch for employers. It is up to each individual to evaluate any potential employer before signing a contract. Prospective teachers are urged to deal directly with the schools or institutes. A full list of secondary schools and other education institutes in Hong Kong and their contact details can be downloaded from the website of the Hong Kong Education Bureau (external link).
The Labour Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government provides an online Interactive Employment Service (external link) for job-seekers, and the “Youth Employment Start (external link)” e-Portal for young people.
Job vacancies are also published in local daily newspapers.
For those seeking teaching jobs, a full list of secondary schools and other education institutes in Hong Kong and their contact details can be downloaded from the website of the Hong Kong Education Bureau (external link). You can also visit the website of the Interactive Employment Service of the Hong Kong Labour Department (external link) to access its comprehensive job database.
Alternatively, please directly contact the Native-speaking English Teacher Section of the Education Department (contact details below) for vacancies in the Native English Teachers Scheme (NET) operated by the Education Department. You can also obtain further information on NET from the website of Hong Kong Education Department (external link).
Native-speaking English Teacher Section
Room 1120, 11/F, Tsuen Wan Multi-storey Carpark Building
174-208 Castle Peak Road
Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Tel +(852) 3549 8300
Fax +(852) 2334 8707
Some expatriate teachers who are currently teaching at local government schools in Hong Kong on the NET scheme have set up the Native English Speaking Teachers’ Association (NESTA) (external link). This association serves a number of NET teachers (mainly Secondary teachers) in Hong Kong. NESTA's website (external link) provides information on teaching and living in Hong Kong as an expatriate teacher, FAQs, news on social events for teachers, etc.
The Primary Native English Teacher (PNET) website (external link) serves mainly Primary NET teachers, some of whom are New Zealanders. The PNET site enables NET teachers to share information and access resources online. Its Guest section allows anyone to post and pass on information or make requests for assistance.
There are some other opportunities to teach English as a foreign language at institutions other than local schools. The British Council recruits English teachers with specific teaching qualifications and experience for its various courses for non-English speaking students. Please contact The British Council in Hong Kong (external link) for details. For more practical information and other useful links please visit NET Teacher Survival Guide" (external link).