Resources for Teachers

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Overseas Relocation Grant

If you are an overseas teacher coming to NZ to teach, or if you are a Kiwi teacher returning, you may be eligible for the ORG.  Information can be found here :


Teaching Council of Aotearoa


Applying for NZ Teacher Registration.   The process for local and overseas teachers, and relevant application forms.


Novo 1t Form
The Ed Pay form will need to be completed in order to set you up with an ‘MOE’ number in the Ministry of Education payroll system or to modify the status of an existing number.


Applicable to all primary teachers teaching in a state school.



Getting Overseas qualifications assessed.  Checking the preapproved list, and the steps for those who’s qualifications aren’t on the list.



See what visa will work best for you!



Applicable to all secondary teachers teaching in a state school.


TKI (School Information)

Te Kete Ipurangi – the online knowledge basket – (TKI) is New Zealand’s bilingual education portal and is an initiative of the Ministry of Education.



Novo 7t Form
The Novo 7t form will need to be completed in order to set you up in the Ministry of Education payrolL system.



Assess your eligibility for a specific visa.



Teaching Resource Centre



Overseas Teacher Process



Please note that there is a considerable commitment involved in getting registered to teach in NZ. Some initial information is as follows:


  1. Getting Registered: please note that, while there is no cost to you for working with Oasis, there are fixed costs involved in getting registered to teach in NZ. Concerning qualification assessment and professional registration, all people who teach in New Zealand need to have a New Zealand practising certificate and the most important first step is to review your qualifications on the NZQA website (where qualifications are assessable relative to the NZ teaching standard) and then to get the application for NZ teachers registration lodged.



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  • Where overseas qualifications are formally recognised on the pre-approved list (no fee) proceed directly to NZ Teacher registration.


  • where qualifications are not recognised on the pre-approved list an IQA assessment is required. Standard application approx.NZ$445
    (there is an additional cost of NZ$275 for qualifications completed prior to 1998)



  • For Teacher Registration: now an annually renewable online application process: initial application cost currently $257 NZD.


  1. Getting a work visa: For those eligible teachers (age cut-offs vary by nationality from 30-35 years) from countries which are participants, the option of a working holiday visa allows you to work for 12 months so if you arrive in NZ with a work visa and provisional NZ teacher registration we would be happy to meet you to discuss employment options. If you are over 30 and under 56, application for residency via the Skilled Migrant Category (a permanent post is an essential condition) is lengthy but achievable especially if you have the subjects and experience NZ schools are looking for. . Work visas for non-permanent shorter contracts can be applied for but if a school wants to appoint an overseas trained teacher they must be able to prove that there are no local teachers (i.e. with registration and work eligibility) that can perform that role. This makes securing a job without an existing work visa easier for teachers offering critical (STEM) shortage subjects and subsequent visa applications  are usually prioritised by NZ Immigration.


  1. The next step: If you decide to proceed and can please forward a brief cover letter and photo that will be much appreciated. The information we need covers your personal situation ie single, married, dependents etc, the type of job you would like, potential arrival dates etc.

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