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A family play on the grass outside a rural house overlooking the sea
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A family play on the grass outside a rural house overlooking the sea
Becoming a teacher in New Zealand
Te whakarite ki te hūnuku mai ki Aotearoa

Get ready to move to New Zealand

See what you need to do to live and work in New Zealand as a teacher
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A family play on the grass outside a rural house overlooking the sea

Once you have decided to live and work in New Zealand as a teacher, there are a number of important things you must do, and should know, when making the move. Read this page for more information. You can also view and download the guide and the checklist for overseas teachers moving New Zealand in the popular resources section of this page.

Professional learning & development and mentorship

Teaching in a different education system means you will have a lot to learn about how the system works. There will also be cultural differences to understand, such as the Māori practices and language that we use in schools and kura. That’s why we offer to help you make a smooth transition to teaching in New Zealand.  

Contact us

If you have any questions, we’re here to help.    

Email: teacher.supply@education.govt.nz

Freephone (NZ only): 0800 165 225

International callers: +64 4 463-8602 

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