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About the Education and Training Industry in New Zealand

The education sector or education system is a group of institutions (ministry of education, local educational authorities, teacher training institutions, schools, universities) whose primary purpose is to provide education to children and young people in educational settings.

 

New Zealand's education system has 3 levels:

Early childhood education — from birth to school entry age
Primary and secondary education — from 5 to 19 years of age
Further education— higher and vocational education

 

NZQA works closely with other education sector agencies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration New Zealand and the Ministry of Social Development on various initiatives.

Demand for Educators

Qualified educators are required in New Zealand across a broad spectrum of the education and training sector - including early childcare education, primary education, tertiary and vocational education, wananga (Maori centres of learning), private training, workplace-based learning, and non-formal education.

 

The highest demand for teachers is in Auckland. Latest reports show that 260 extra primary teachers and 130 extra secondary teachers will be needed to meet demand in Auckland.  Demand in other areas includes Southland and Queenstown/Wanaka for primary teachers and Northland and Tauranga for secondary teachers.

Current Trends in Education

The latest report on education shows that tertiary enrollments are lowering, and apprenticeships growing. This reflects demand in respective industries and represents a shift in educational values.

 

The report also shows that while there is a decrease in domestic tertiary students, there is an increase in international tertiary students.

Teacher Shortage and Visa Applicants: What You Need to Know

To combat the teacher shortage, the government has added funding to initiatives to get more teachers into schools and education centres:

 

  • Extra $10.5 million in funding

  • Up to 230 grants of $10,000 for schools to get more graduate teachers into classrooms

  • Over 6,000 overseas-based teachers targeted in new campaign

  • $5 million more available for overseas relocation grants and finder’s fees

  • Easier access to up to $3,000 per teacher finder’s fee to help schools offset recruitment costs

 

At present only 80 per cent of graduates get a teaching job when they finish training.

 

The Ministry of Education has confirmed they are working to bring New Zealand-trained teachers home, and also looking for teachers who are trained in countries with similar qualifications to ours.

New Changes and Initiatives:

  • Increasing the number of Overseas Relocation Grants to match the increased recruitment drive and more availability of an up to $3,000 per teacher finder’s fee to help schools offset recruitment costs.

  • Expanding the Teacher Education Refresh (TER) subsidy so it can be accessed by overseas teachers to meet certification requirements with the Teaching Council. Further support will also be provided to teachers required to repeat or re-sit aspects of the TER programme, at no further cost.

  • Changes to the criteria to enable more schools to access the 3R national fund - making it easier to recruit for staff in shortage subjects and isolated areas.

  • Additional funding for agencies to process more overseas teacher applications.

Featured Jobs
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qualified ece teacher - mangere

Auckland

permanent

We are currently seeking qualified ECE teachers for a number of roles in and around Mangere. If you have a Level 7 qualification in ECE, experience working with the Te Whariki curriculum within New Zealand, and want to make a positive difference in the lives of children and your community, we have the role for you.

Benefits

Competitive remuneration package with opportunities for continuous professional development

Join a friendly and supportive team

early childhood teacher - hobsonville

Auckland

permanent

We are looking for Early Childhood Education teachers in and around Hobsonville for a number of roles that we currently have available. If you have a level 7 qualification in ECE, or equivalent overseas qualification and a passion for providing a fun and nurturing environment for children then apply today!

What’s in it for you?

Competitive remuneration package

A friendly and supportive team

child care worker - invercargill

Otago / Southland

temporary

Randstad Education is currently working with a number of Early Childhood centres in Invercargill for unqualified child care workers who are seeking a flexible working lifestyle as a reliever.

Randstad Education is the market leader for relief work across New Zealand and we are looking for unqualified teachers who are available 2 – 5 days per week. This role will allow you to have a work-life balance but have the opportunity to earn a competitive income!



child care worker - christchurch

Christchurch

temporary

Randstad Education is currently working with a number of Early Childhood centres in Christchurch for unqualified child care workers who are seeking a flexible working lifestyle as a reliever.

Randstad Education is the market leader for relief work across New Zealand and we are looking for unqualified teachers who are available 2 – 5 days per week. This role will allow you to have a work-life balance but have the opportunity to earn a competitive income!



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