New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany

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

or visit the TeachNZ 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. To obtain issues or subscribe, contact:

New Zealand Education Gazette
Legislative Services, PrintLink
PO Box 12-418
New Zealand

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: 64 4 802 3000
Facsimile: 64 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.

Of interest

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New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

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The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

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