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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.

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calling all early childhood teachers - wellington!

Wellington

permanent

Not just as consultants, but as people, we understand the importance of those early formative years of a child's life. This is why we are always on the lookout for the best teachers who can be outstanding role models for our next generation.

We are seeking qualified early childhood teachers who are looking for their next full time role in Wellington!



early childhood teacher - mount wellington

Auckland

permanent

We are looking for Early Childhood Education teachers in and around Mount Wellington 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 we have the role for you!

What’s in it for you?



registered ece teachers needed - remuera

Auckland

permanent

About The Opportunity

We are working with a number of centres in and around the Remuera area who are looking for Registered Early Childhood Teachers. The centres have strong teams of passionate educators who are highly committed to providing quality early childhood education and care.



early childhood teacher - manurewa

Auckland

permanent

We are looking for highly motivated, qualified and registered educators to work in friendly, vibrant and dynamic centres in Manurewa and the surrounding suburbs. The centres are dedicated to providing memorable experiences for tamariki and whanau by offering quality educational opportunities.

To be successful in your application you will have



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