Financial support for teachers working towards full certification

Issue: Volume 96, Number 16

Posted: 11 September 2017
Reference #: 1H9ecp

If you are a new teacher with a provisional certificate and want to reach full certification, you could be eligible for financial support through the Education Council.

The Education Council’s Induction and Mentoring scheme now offers financial support to all eligible, provisionally certificated teachers who are nearing the end of a second three-year provisional certification period. You are eligible if you are a teacher who:

  • does not have a suitable mentoring programme in place, and
  • has provisional certification that expires within the next two years or has expired in the last six months, and
  • is teaching at approximately 0.5FTTE (this can be accumulated across a number of settings).

We are prioritising support for those provisionally certificated teachers who are working in locations where there is particular pressure on supply, but we are considering every case individually. We want to help as many teachers as possible to become fully certificated.

The Education Council has invested in programmes of research, evaluation and professional learning to strengthen induction and mentoring practices in New Zealand.

We want to raise the status of the profession and help the public to recognise the critical contribution that quality teaching and educational leadership makes to our society.

If you think this may be of help to you or one of your colleagues, please visit the Education Council website or contact us at

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero,

Posted: 9:15 am, 11 September 2017

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