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Approved institutions for teachers renewing a full practising certificate

Approval Date

Institution Approved for renewing full cert. Expiry of current approvals at month end
21/10/2019 Activate Training Centre (ATC) Yes Oct - 22
04/02/2019 CCS Disability Action (Northern Region) Yes Feb - 22
04/02/2019 Cholmondeley Children's Centre Yes Feb - 22
14/02/2019 Christchurch Secondary School AE Consortium Yes Dec - 21
14/02/2020 Cognition Education Ltd. Yes Feb - 23
19/10/2017 CORE Education Ltd Yes Oct - 20
23/04/2018 Evaluation Associates Yes Mar - 21
07/08/2017 InterLEAD Consultants Ltd.  Yes Aug - 20
15/01/2018 Learning Matters Ltd Yes Jan - 21
28/09/2017 Life Education Trust Yes Sep - 20
26/03/2018 NZ Centre for Gifted Education Yes Mar - 21
15/10/2018 Stand Children's Services Tū Māia Whānau Yes Sep - 21
31/05/2017 Taylors College Yes May - 20
04/02/2019 Te Awamutu Museum Yes Feb - 22
16/06/2017 Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi - Barnardos School Yes June - 20
29/07/2019 The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora - Rutherford's Den Yes June - 22
14/02/2020 The Suter Art Gallery Yes Feb - 23
04/02/2019 University of Otago - Foundation Year Yes Feb - 22
25/01/2017 Virtual Learning Network (VLN) Primary School Yes Jan - 20
30/08/2017 WaterSafe Auckland Inc Yes Aug - 20
21/10/2019 Young Enterprise Trust Yes Oct - 22


The Council can approve settings outside the general education system, so that teaching experience gained at these institutions can be recognised for the renewal of a practising certificate.

The general education system refers to registered schools, early childhood services and other institutions and services established or provided for under the Education Act 1989 or 1964.

Institutions outside of the general education system who want their staff teaching experience recognised for the renewal of practising certificates, need to apply to the Council to become an approved institution. Approvals will be granted for up to three years. At the end of the term of an approval, your institution must make a new application to the Council for approved institution status.

How to get approval for your institution

If your institution isn’t on the list, please contact us.