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New Zealand - Teaching


Teachers (Pre-Primary/Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary) are in the Regional Skill Shortage List (RSSL) in all regions in New Zealand. If a profession is listed in the RSSL, the employer is not required to provide proof that there were no New Zealanders available to fill the position.

The required standard for an application are:

An NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand; and

a provisional practising certificate; and

a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience.

"Three teaching roles – early childhood, primary and secondary school teachers – have been added to all regions on the Regional Skill Shortage List. Adding these vital education sector positions to the lists will help us support the education sector, which is experiencing a teacher shortage.”

The New Zealand Immigration link below explains the pathway to work in New Zealand for Teachers (Pre-Primary/Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary) in greater detail.

Information about gaining a provisional practising certificate as well as an overview of teaching in New Zealand can be found via the link below.

If you are interested in teaching Early Childhood, you can read here​ about studying Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood).

Our team which is led by Aparna Prakash, a secondary school teacher herself, is best suited to assist you with the process of migrating to New Zealand to teach at all levels.

If you are interested, please fill out the ​ form so one of our team members can contact you.

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