Teaching in Aotearoa New Zealand

Congratulations on your decision to move to New Zealand, or to investigate moving to our fair shores, to take up a career in the teaching profession.  As in any new teaching role in a new country, there are some differences that you should be aware of, which once you are prepared for them, will contribute to your success.  

This Toolkit is designed to give you an introduction to the important concepts you will need to understand to be successful at teaching in New Zealand.

The toolkit is free and should take 20 hours to complete. 

Concepts covered include:

           Being a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand

           The New Zealand Education system and bicultural context

           Teaching in a multicultural context in Aotearoa New Zealand

           The New Zealand Curriculum and assessment

           Getting the professional development and support you need.

All of the resources are from our successful Teacher Education Refresh programme which caters to early childhood, primary and secondary teachers and was developed in partnership with the New Zealand Teachers Council and Ministry of Education.

To give you a bit of background about us, Open Polytechnic is New Zealand's leading online distance learning specialist. This course is delivered online in iQualify, Open Polytechnic’s Online Learning Management System. iQualify is mobile responsive, so you can access your course on any device, meaning you can study whenever and wherever it suits you. To learn more about iQualify and teaching click here