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Support for Provisionally Certificated teachers to access Induction and Mentoring programmes

The Teaching Council encourages teachers to move to a full practising certificate as early as possible in their careers. A full practising certificate shows that a teacher meets all six Standards for the Teaching Profession, providing assurance of high quality teaching.

We know it can be difficult for some teachers to complete the necessary teaching service and induction and mentoring requirements for full certification. The small number of teachers who are unable to meet these requirements within six years of being granted their first provisional practising certificate may need targeted support to move to full certification. 

Part time and Relief Teachers

The Teaching Council has designed a scheme to support provisionally certificated teachers who are currently employed in approximately 0.5 Full Time Teacher Equivalent (FTTE). This scheme is open to teachers working across multiple settings in early childhood services, primary and secondary settings and Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako. 

Itinerant or Part time Teachers of Music

We also offer a programme for part time and itinerant teachers of music, coming up to their sixth year of certification, to help them move to full certification. 

Please download our Memorandum of Understanding for more information on these programmes.

Tuakana Teina Induction and Mentoring Pilot

Tuakana Teina matches experienced pou tautoko/mentor teachers with provisionally certified teachers/beginning teachers with the aim of helping them progress to full certification. It is open to individuals who are having difficulty putting their induction and mentoring programme in place.

Applications are now open for 2019, with mentoring available for the full academic year.

If you (or someone you know) is looking for a mentor, or interested in becoming a mentor, then we'd like to hear from you! 

Have questions?

Contact us on with any questions or if you are unsure if you are eligible for either MOU.