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Hapori Matatū Frequently Asked Questions

Section 1: General

1. Why is Hapori Matatū needed and what will it deliver?

Teachers are at the heart of everything we do and our new online services which will include improved online customer support, automating and replacing our current paper-based processes, and introducing new communication and collaboration tools, will help teachers to do their jobs more easily and effectively.

2. Who is Hapori Matatū for?

Hapori Matatū is a forum for the teaching profession. Only registered teachers will have access and the teachers’ and leaders’ legal names will be shown. Access to Hapori Matatū will be available for all teachers who are registered and already have a practising certificate - with an Educator Sector Logon (ESL).

New Zealand graduate teachers, overseas trained teachers, Limited Authority to Teach (LAT) holders, teachers not associated with a school/kura/centre or ITE provider, or with expired registration and no renewal since 1 July 2015

We are working towards moving these application processes online to Hapori Matatū and will update further when we are closer to this change.

3. How will teachers access the new online services?

Hapori Matatū is now available. All applications using our new smart forms or Hapori Matatū will be processed with the new policy, Teacher Registration, Practising Certificates and Limited Authority to Teach applied. You can access Hapori Matatū directly using this url: https://haporimatatu.teachingcouncil.nz (remember to save the url as a bookmark for when you want to login again), or via the Teaching Council website – you’ll see the ‘Log in’ button located at the top right of this website.

You can use the Hapori Matatū Log in Guide to help you log in for the first time – as you will need to connect your ESL account with Hapori Matatū. If you don’t have an ESL account, please arrange one through your learning centre, or school ESL Delegated Authoriser or see Section 2: Education Sector Logons and access.

Hapori Matatū can be accessed from any device, mobile phone, tablet or desktop.

To make sure you have the best experience using Hapori Matatū, we recommend using Google Chrome as your browser.

4. Can I apply now using Hapori Matatū?

Yes, if you have a practising certificate and are associated with a school/kura/centre or ITE provider, and need to renew your practising certificate, please log in to Hapori Matatū. You need to use our Log in Guide to help you connect your ESL and log in for the first time.

Teachers can renew their practising certificate up to three months before the expiry date.

5. When can I apply for or renew my practising certificate?

Please use the table below which shows when teachers can apply for or renew their practising certificate.

Please note any applications submitted earlier than three months will not be processed and the payment will be refunded.

Application: Practising Certificate/Authorisation: Apply:
Renewal

Full Practicing Certificate

Tiwhikete Whakaakoranga Tūturu | Full Practising Certificate (Category One)

Up to three months

before current expiry date

Renewal

Subject to Confirmation Practising Certificate

Tiwhikete Whakaakoranga Pūmau | Full Practising Certificate (Category Two)

Up to three months

before current expiry date

Renewal 

Provisional Practising Certificate

Tiwhikete Whakaakoranga Tōmua | Provisional Practising Certificate

Up to three months

before current expiry date

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application: From: To:  Apply:
Move

Subject to Confirmation /

Tiwhikete Whakaakoranga Pūmau |

Full Practising Certificate (Category

Two)

Tiwhikete Whakaakoranga Tūturu |

Full Practising Certificate (Category

One)

Following completion of

the one year mentoring

programme

Move

Provisional Practising Certificate

Tiwhikete Whakaakoranga Tōmua |

Provisional Practising Certificate

Tiwhikete Whakaakoranga Tūturu |

Full Practising Certificate (Category

One)

Following completion

of the Induction and

Mentoring programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Will my information be kept on Hapori Matatū and is it secure?

Your profile information is kept on Hapori Matatū, and we use the Education Sector Logon to ensure your details are secure.

7. Is Hapori Matatū secure?

Yes, we have built Hapori Matatū to ensure that your profile information and any group chats or conversations you engage in are fully secure.

Hapori Matatū uses Hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS) which is a secure way to send data between a web server and a web browser. It encrypts a user's data when it is transmitted across the internet. It ensures a user's privacy and integrity of data is maintained. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP.

If you require a confidential group chat opened on Hapori Matatū, please contact the Teaching Council to have this organised.

8. What are the benefits of online services for teachers?

The benefits include:

  • Replacing paper-based registration and certification processes with streamlined, online digital processes
  • that are intuitive and easy to use.
  • Easily choosing your endorser. The ability to choose your current professional leader updates who the
  • endorsement request goes to.
  • Online tracking of your applications.
  • Providing collaborative workspaces to share resources with colleagues, other education experts, and
  • when working with the Council.
  • Providing better access to advice, resources and information.
  • Supporting professional learning and development, including better access to workshops, courses and
  • research.
  • Improved communication channels and tools, allowing for more effective and timely engagement.
  • Improved customer service experience with faster response times, and pre-populated forms and
  • automation.
  • Being able to pay online either by credit card or internet banking (via Poli).
  • Improving teacher competence and conduct reporting processes.

9. Will the new online process be easier and quicker to renew a practising certificate?

Hapori Matatū is more intuitive and easier to use for teachers and professional leaders.

The application process including secure payment, the ability to upload supporting documentation, and complete an endorsement, means a shorter application time.

Police vetting timeframes

Vetting requests for teachers are processed within 20 working days. Please consider the police vetting time required when applying for your practising certificate renewal.

10. What will registered teachers be able to do online?

Registered teachers will be able to do a range of tasks including:

  • Tracking of applications.
  • Apply for and renew practising certificates.
  • Apply for extensions.
  • Upload supporting documentation.
  • Track the progress of applications, activities, and reports, in real time.
  • Find out about, and book into, upcoming workshops and professional learning opportunities.
  • Make payments (e.g. certification and workshop fees).
  • Submit self-reporting and complaint forms.
  • Manage and update profile information.
  • Share resources, literature and research to support professional learning and development.
  • Join online discussions with other teachers and professional leaders.
  • Create and join online groups.

Professional leaders will additionally be able to:

  1. Complete key tasks online (e.g. endorsing teacher practising certificates and extension requests and
  2. submitting mandatory reports).
  3. Meet reporting obligations.
  4. Start/join groups and discussions with colleagues and collaborate with the education community.
  5. Access endorsements and reporting on conduct and competence concerns in one place.

11. Will practising certificate plastic cards still be issued using Hapori Matatū?

We have moved to an online digital format, so you can now view, download or print your current or newly approved practising certificate. This can be accessed from any device under ‘My Details’ in your profile. This is available in A4 certificate or wallet sized formats. 

However, applications using the old paper-based form already received at the Council will continue to have plastic cards supplied as we phase out this option. Please note that we no longer accept old paper-based application forms.
 

12. If the Teaching Council no longer provides physical cards, how do I prove that I have a current valid practising certificate?

If for any reason you need evidence of your practising certificate, please refer to:

  1. Approval email - once your application is approved, you will get an email with the expiry date and practising certificate name displayed.
  2. Digital PDF certificate - once your application is approved, you will be able to view and download a PDF version of your practising certificate (when the PDF replaces the plastic card).
  3. Online register - your name, the practising certificate name and expiry date will be published in the Register of New Zealand Registered Teachers on the Council’s website.
  4. Tax invoice - once your application has been completed and payment made a tax invoice will be emailed to you.

13. What is the purpose of the new registration and certification policy?

The new policy Teacher Registration, Practising Certificates and Limited Authority to Teach has been developed in consultation with the profession.

The new policy has been simplified so applicants, teachers and professional leaders better understand what is required to get registered and apply for or renew a practising certificate or Limited Authority to

Teach (LAT).

14. Where can you find out more about the new registration and certification policy?

You can read the new registration policy which sets out the detailed requirements, or the Policy Factsheet, which covers the key differences between the new and old policy.

15. For ECE funding purposes, how do I prove I’ve made an online application through Hapori Matatū?

Services accessing the ECE funding Staff Hour Count provision must keep evidence that the completed application has been submitted for renewal. For teachers applying online the Ministry of Education has agreed that they will accept the Hapori Matatū confirmation email sent to you once you have submitted your application. For further information please see Ministry of Education’s ECE Funding Handbook.

Section 2: Education Sector Logons and access

1. How will teachers access the new online services?

You can access Hapori Matatū directly using this url: https://haporimatatu.teachingcouncil.nz (remember to save the url as a bookmark for when you want to login again), or via the Teaching Council website – you’ll see the ‘Log in’ button located at the top right of this website.

You can use the Hapori Matatū Log in Guide to help you log in for the first time – as you will need to connect your ESL account with Hapori Matatū. If you don’t have an ESL account, please arrange one through your learning centre, or school ESL Delegated Authoriser or see Section 2: Education Sector Logons and access.

Hapori Matatū can be accessed from any device, mobile phone, tablet or desktop.

To make sure you have the best experience using Hapori Matatū, we recommend using Google Chrome as your browser. We currently don’t fully support Safari and until we can, we’d recommend downloading Chrome.

2. What is an Education Sector Logon (ESL) and how do you get one?

An ESL account is a username and password used in institutions for access to education sector applications such as ENROL, Te Waharoa Ararau and e-asTTle. If you do not already have an ESL account you can arrange one through your school/kura/centre, or school ESL Delegated Authoriser.

3. What is required if I am working in early childhood or tertiary?

Although you have not previously required an ESL account for the Teaching Council, unless you have already renewed a full practicing certificate using our EC30 Online form, you will now need to apply for an ESL account.

If you are a registered teacher working in tertiary education please fill in the ESL02 form on the Ministry of Education website.

If you are a registered teacher working in an early childhood education centre please fill in the ESL51 form on the Ministry of Education website.

Who signs and approves your ESL51 form if you are working in an early childhood education centre?

Your centre Service Provider Contact needs to sign your completed ESL51 form. You can find your Service Provider Contact name on the centre Licence.

4. How and where do I apply for an ESL if I am not associated with a school/kura/centre or ITE provider, but I am fully certified?

For now, teachers not associated with a school/kura/centre or ITE provider and who need to apply for or renew their practising certificate, will use our new smart forms and won’t need an ESL. We will advise when Hapori Matatū is available for this group of teachers and how to apply for an ESL account.

5. What’s required if you already have an ESL Logon account?

Any teacher ESL accounts provisioned for EC30 online will work in Hapori Matatū. All you need to do now is remember your exact login user details, and you will be able to use your current ESL account to access Hapori Matatū.

Professional leaders who did endorsements on EC30 Online should have already been given the ‘professional leader’ role for Hapori Matatū. If, when you are logged in, the endorsement functionality is not available, the role will need to be added to your ESL account.

Please contact your ESL Delegated Authoriser to have the leader role added to your ESL account.

6. I no longer have access to the email address associated to my ESL account, what should I do?

To access Hapori Matatū you need to use an ESL associated to an email address that you will have for the time you stay in the teaching profession. Hapori Matatū uses the email address to send notifications regarding registration and certification, endorsement, extensions and mandatory, complaint or and selfreporting reports.

If you no longer have access to your email address please contact the Ministry of Education Education Service Desk - 0800 422 599 or email Service.desk@education.govt.nz to confirm who you are so they can add a new email address to your ESL account. You will then be able to reset your password yourself.

7. What are the steps required to log into Hapori Matatū?

There are two important steps that need to be done accurately to ensure you will be able to log in to Hapori Matatū and apply or renew your practising certificate:

  1. Use your original (correct and exact) ESL account details when logging into Hapori Matatū. If you have forgotten your ESL account username or password, or need help to check your user account details please refer to the Ministry of Education’s ESL Logon Support page.
  2. Use your Teaching Council Registration number when logging in for the first time. Our Hapori Matatū Log in Guide can help you with this.

8. How do I use the tools in Hapori Matatū?

We have created a Hapori Matatū User Guide to help you navigate this online system.

If you need further help, our Customer Support Team are here to help (they’re ready, willing and able to

help) on (04) 471 0852, enquiries@teachingcouncil.nz or directly in Hapori Matatū.

9. Do school/kura/centre or ITE provider Delegated Authorisers need to authorise teachers for access to Hapori Matatu or will teachers with an ESL automatically be given access to Hapori Matatū?

Teachers who have an ESL will automatically be given access to Hapori Hapori; however as part of the log in process, each ESL account needs to be connected with the Teaching Council; to do this the teacher enters in their correct ESL account details to an online form and once connected they can then log in.

There are pop up prompts if a teacher does not enter in the correct information and tries to progress to the next stage.

Teachers who do not have an ESL account will need their school/kura/centre or ITE provider Delegated Authoriser to help with applying for an ESL.

10. As a professional leader who has used EC30 Online to endorse teacher applications, will I need permission or any changes to my ESL to endorse in Hapori Matatū?

Professional leaders who have an ESL and have previously used EC30 Online

Professional leaders who have previously used EC30 Online to endorse have automatically had their ESL role updated by the Ministry of Education to ensure the correct role is available to endorse in Hapori

Matatū.

No further action is required by these professional leaders unless, when you are logged in, the endorsement functionality is not available.

Professional leaders with an ESL who have not used EC30 Online

If you’re a professional leader who has not previously used EC30 Online, you’ll need to get your ESL updated to be able to endorse in Hapori Matatū; please contact the Ministry of Education Education Service Desk - 0800 422 599 or email Service.desk@education.govt.nz.

If you are a professional leader who does not have an ESL

Profesional leaders who do not have an ESL account will need their school/kura/centre or ITE provider Delegated Authoriser to help with applying for an ESL.

11. Can I view my EC30 Online application or paper-based application status on Hapori Matatū?

Hapori Matatū is separate from EC30 Online and our old paper-based application forms.

Teachers can view the status of applications that were started and submitted using Hapori Matatū.

12. As a professional leader, can I endorse EC30 Online or paper-based applications on Hapori Matatū?

Hapori Matatū is separate from EC30 Online and our old paper-application forms.

Professional leaders can endorse applications that were submitted using Hapori Matatū. They will also be

able to view what applications need to be or have been endorsed.

13. How will teacher representatives log into Hapori Matatū and what will they be able to access/see?

When Hapori Matatu is made available for teacher representatives, and you are representing a teacher, you will receive confirmation from the Council with details of how to access Hapori Matatū. You will be supplied login details that can be used for the time that you are representing the teacher. This login is used separately to your teacher ESL, should you already have access to Hapori Matatū.

We will advise when we are closer to having Hapori Matatū available for teacher representatives.

14. How will panel members log into Hapori Matatū and what will they be able to access/see (i.e. PR, ITE)?

Panel members are engaged by the Council to work on specific panels. When Hapori Matatu is made available to panel members, the Council will supply them with details of how to access Hapori Matatū, as and when required.

We will advise when we are closer to having Hapori Matatū available for panel members.

15. Do ESL accounts get deactivated for any reason? If so, do teachers need to go through the normal ESL request process again?

Yes. ESL accounts can get disabled if a Delegated Authoriser (DA) requests it or if the account has been inactive for more than 18 months. If your account is disabled, and you want to link your current access with your disabled ESL account, you need to contact the Ministry of Education Service Desk to enable it - you will need to know your disabled account username.

16. I don’t have a computer. How can I access Hapori Matatū?

You can apply on any device that connects to the internet, including smart phone, tablet device, or computer. If you do not personally own any of the above devices, you may wish to use the facilities at your school/kura/centre or local library.

17. Can I access Hapori Matatū on my tablet or mobile device?

Yes, Hapori Matatū can be accessed from any device, mobile phone, tablet or desktop.

We recommend using Chrome.

18. Is the Hapori Matatū functionality on my mobile device different from on a computer?

No.

Section 3: Fee payment and processing

1. How was the online services system funded?

The Teaching Council put a business case to Government and received funding for the development of the new online services.

Four and a half years ago we began a project to improve services to teachers and education leaders. Government funded nearly $8m to enable the Council to have timely services and have the ability to focus on quality of teaching by using modern technology.

2. Will my practising certificate fees increase as part of moving to or using Hapori Matatū?

Practising certificate fees will not change until between February 2021 and February 2024 (depending on your renewal or application date).

Teachers will move to an annualised fee at the next certification renewal date after February 2021. Teachers will not be required to move to annual certification or pay the new fee until the expiry of their current practising certificate, which could be up to early 2024.

Teachers can renew their practising certificate up to three months before the expiry date.

3. Are there alternative fee payment options?

Yes! You will be able to select from internet banking using Poli, or credit/debit card. You can no longer pay by cheque or cash.

4. Why are cheques and cash no longer accepted?

Hapori Matatū is a fully automated online system so it makes sense to also move payment options online too.

Cheques are being phased out by banks, as most payment transactions are completed securely online.

5. With the change to Hapori Matatū when will teachers pay the practising certificate fee?

Payment is made upfront when you apply for your practising certificate.

Rather than sending in your payment, you will now pay upfront and online either by credit/debit card or internet banking (via Poli).

6. Are there options if I cannot afford to pay the practising certificate fee upfront?

A reminder email will be sent to you three months prior to the expiry date, to indicate the time left before expiry.

The Teaching Council is unable to offer financial services or loans.

7. Do you charge a late fee for practising certificate applications?

From 30 June 2020: if you're in a teaching position and apply for your practising certificate renewal after it expires, you'll be charged a late fee of $50 on top of your practising certificate fees.

This is automatically added to your application fee and you won't be able to progress with your application until the fee is paid.

8. Will schools be able to submit bulk payment on behalf of teachers?

No, the Council can only accept individual payments via Hapori Matatū.

9. Will tax invoices be issued from Hapori Matatū?

Yes, once a teacher has completed the application and made payment online a tax invoice will be emailed.

If a teacher has not completed the application and paid online (i.e. their application remains in a draft state), the Council will not be able to progress or complete the application and a tax invoice will not be supplied. Teachers will be able to view the status of their application online through to the approval stage.

Section 4: Using Hapori Matatū

1. At what stage will teachers know to renew their practising certificate?

Teachers will be sent an email prompt to start their application three months before the expiry date. Teachers can renew their practising certificate up to three months before the expiry date.

We encourage teachers to renew their practising certificate with plenty of time for the application process as well as the police vetting (up to 20-day) process.

2. Is Proof of Identity required?

Many teachers have already provided Proof of Identity with an application since the requirement came in on 1 July 2015. Teachers will not need to provide this again unless they have had a name change. However, Proof of Identity will need to be done for new teachers and those who have not renewed since 1 July 2015.

3. How will professional leaders know when a teacher has applied and paid for registration and/or practising certificate?

Hapori Matatū is a fully automated online system. As soon as the teacher has completed their online application, an email will be sent to the nominated professional leader advising that the application has been submitted and is now ready to be endorsed.

4. Can the application process be tracked online on Hapori Matatū?

Through Hapori Matatū teachers can track progress of their practising certificate application and see which stage it is at including endorsement and police vet check.

Professional leaders can see what applications need to be or have been endorsed.

5. Can professional leaders see their teachers’ applications online?

No. Professional Leaders cannot see the actual teacher application however they can see the status of their endorsements.

6. How will teachers be endorsed?

Teachers can now easily choose their endorser. The ability to choose their current professional leader updates who the endorsement request goes to.

Once a teacher has completed their online application, the endorser will be contacted by email to progress with the endorsement process.

Please refer to our Endorser Guideline to help with teacher endorsements.

7. How will professional leaders be endorsed?

The endorsement process for professional leaders wanting to renew practising certificates is changing. When applying for your practising certificate in Hapori Matatū, you will be prompted to download a form for your employer to complete, and once completed to then upload to Hapori Matatū. We plan to bring this process online in the near future. Details will be made available as soon as possible.

Please refer to our Endorser Guideline to help with professional leader endorsements.

8. What is considered a conflict of interest when getting endorsed by a professional leader?

A relative or close friend cannot be your mentor or endorser. If your relative or close friend is responsible for your endorsement, your endorser will need to complete a Conflict of Interest form.

9. How does the extension to teach process work in Hapori Matatū?

Using Hapori Matatū, teachers will apply for their own extension, which will then go to their professional leader for approval.

10. What professional responsibility forms do we use and how do we submit them?

Mandatory reports:

Professional leaders will continue to create and submit mandatory reports, however these will now be completed using Hapori Matatū. The current mandatory report, on our website, will only be available to access and use until Friday 29 May.

Complaint and self-reporting forms:

Teachers who have access to Hapori Matatū will be able to access and use the new online process. And for teachers that don’t have access, the current forms will still be available on our website. Please note parents will continue to use the complaint form on our website.

11. Why am I receiving emails from NZ Education System?

Hapori Matatu sits on the NZ Education System. This means you will receive emails from NZ Education System as part of the updates on Hapori Matatū (e.g. responses to group conversations).

Section 5: For Professional Leaders

1. How will I endorse teachers using Hapori Matatū?

Teachers will have the ability to select their endorser, and the professional leader nominated will receive an email prompt to log in to Hapori Matatū to start the endorsement process (under ‘Registration and Certification’ tab, then ‘My Endorsements’ tile)

To help professional leaders with the new teacher endorsement process, we have created an Endorser Guideline.

2. Do I need an ESL role applied to my ESL account if I am a professional leader and I need to endorse teacher applications within Hapori Matatū?

ECE

You will need to be given the Hapori Matatu Professional leader role for endorsing applications in Hapori Matatū. Please complete the ESL51 form on the Ministry of Education website. Once completed please get the form authorised by your Service Provider contact and send the form back to the Education Service Desk to provision to update your existing ESL account or create an ESL account.

School/Kura

You will need to be given the Hapori Matatu Professional Leader role for endorsing applications in Hapori Matatū. Please see your ESL Delegated Authoriser to have this role added to your existing ESL account or create a new ESL account.

Tertiary

You will need to be given the Hapori Matatu Professional leader role for endorsing applications in Hapori Matatū. Please complete the ESL02 form on the Ministry of Education website. Once completed please get the form authorised by your Delegated Authoriser and send the form back to the Education Service Desk to provision to update your existing ESL account or create an ESL account.

3. As a professional leader, can I endorse EC30 Online or on paper-based applications on Hapori Matatū?

Hapori Matatū is separate from EC30 Online and our old paper-application forms.

Professional leaders can endorse applications that were submitted using Hapori Matatū. They will also be able to view what applications need to be or have been endorsed.

Professional leaders will receive an email when a teacher application in Hapori Matatū is ready to be endorsed.

4. Can I view my EC30 Online application or paper-based application status on Hapori Matatū?

Hapori Matatū is separate from EC30 Online and our old paper-application forms.

Teachers can view the application status of applications that were started and submitted using Hapori Matatū.

5. How will professional leaders be endorsed?

The endorsement process for professional leaders wanting to renew practising certificates is not fully set up in Hapori Matatū, however we are working on bringing the process online very soon. When applying for your practising certificate in Hapori Matatū, you will be prompted to download a form for your employer (Board chair, centre manager) to complete, and once completed to then upload to Hapori Matatū.

To help professional leaders with the new endorsement process, we have created an Endorser Guideline.

6. What is considered a conflict of interest when endorsing a teacher?

If you are a relative or close friend to the teacher you cannot be their mentor or endorser. If you are a relative or close friend and are responsible for their endorsement, you will need to fill in a Conflict of Interest form.

7. How will Professional Leaders submit mandatory reports?

Professional leaders will continue to create and submit mandatory reports, however these will now becompleted using Hapori Matatū.

Please refer to our Hapori Matatū User Guide to help you with mandatory reports.

8. How will professional leaders know when a teacher has applied and paid for registration and/or practising certificate?

Hapori Matatū is a fully automated online system. As soon as a teacher has completed their online application, an email will be sent to the nominated professional leader advising that the application has been submitted and is now ready to be endorsed.

9. Will professional leaders continue to apply for teacher extensions?

Using Hapori Matatū, teachers will apply for their own extension, which will then go to the nominated professional leader for approval.

Section 6: For ITE Provider Teachers (Facilitators and Lecturers) and Professional Leaders

1. What is the difference between Hapori Matatū and the ITE Provider Portal?

Hapori Matatū:

Hapori Matatū | Online Community system is where the Teaching Council will be delivering their services: submit an application for certification and track the progress, book a workshop, make a complaint or mandatory report, and join an online community with 100,000 teachers.

Access is for registered teachers (facilitators, lecturers) and professional leaders.

ITE Provider Portal:

The ITE Provider portal allows providers to manage their programme information in a secure environment. They can access and edit all programme information, submit student exemptions and extensions, and track progress. The portal also helps providers to engage with the Teaching Council’s

approval, review and monitoring processes more effectively.

Access is for ITE provider employees who need to submit, update or view their programme information.

2. As a teacher (facilitator, lecturer) and/or a professional leader in an ITE provider can I apply for an ESL account to access Hapori Matatu?

To access Hapori Matatū, teachers and professional leaders working in ITE providers can apply using either the ESL02 form or the ESL04 form found on the Ministry of Education Services website.

Once completed please get the form authorised by your Delegated Authoriser, and send the form back to the Education Service Desk to provision to create an ESL account.

3. How can I apply to be an ITE provider Delegated Authoriser for Hapori Matatu?

For more information on how to become an ESL Delegated Authoriser for an ITE provider please refer to ‘Tertiary Authoriser/Delegated Authoriser Request’ on the Ministry of Education’s website.

4. Do I need an ESL role applied to my ESL account to access Hapori Matatū if I am a teacher (facilitator, lecturer) working for an ITE provider?

No, a teacher ESL account can log in and use Hapori Matatū without a role added.

5. Do I need an ESL role applied to my ESL account if I am a professional leader working for an ITE provider and I am approved to endorse teacher applications within Hapori Matatū?

You will need to be given the Hapori Matatu Professional leader role for endorsing applications in Hapori Matatū.

Please complete the ESL02 form on the Ministry of Education website. Once completed please get the form authorised by your Delegated Authoriser and send the form back to the Education Service Desk to provision to update your existing ESL account or create an ESL account

6. Can I endorse teacher applications in Hapori Matatū if I am a professional leader who is not a registered teacher?

Only professional leaders who are also registered teachers can endorse applications.

If this is a requirement of your professional leader role then you need to register with the Teaching Council using our TC10 smart form. This form is for teachers wanting to register (or were previously a registered New Zealand teacher whose registration expired prior to July 2015).

7. How do I renew my practising certificate if previously I have used EC30 Online or paper-based forms through my ITE provider (university/polytechnic)?

All registered teachers who are associated with an ITE provider and currently have a Full or Subject To Confirmation Practising Certificate can use Hapori Matatū.

Teachers can renew their practising certificate up to three months before the expiry date.

If a teacher is not registered, or not currently employed or assoicated with an ITE provider, they need to use our new smart forms found on our website.

To access Hapori Matatū, teachers and professional leaders need an ESL account.

If you are a registered teacher working in tertiary education you can apply for an ESL using the ESL02 form on the Ministry of Education website. Once completed please get the form authorised by your Delegated Authoriser and send the form back to the Education Service Desk to provision to create an ESL account.

8. As an ITE provider professional leader what should I be advising graduates who are ready to engage with the Teaching Council?

For now new graduate teachers need to use our TC10 smart form found on our website.

Our new TC10 smart form has replaced the old EC10 application form.

Hapori Matatū will be coming soon for new graduate teachers and at that time we will supply more information on how to get an ESL and access Hapori Matatū.

9. How does proof of identity work for new graduates?

Our new TC10 smart form includes a proof of identity section.

Once completed it needs to be signed by an approved Identity Referee.

10. Who can sign the proof of identity section for our graduate teachers using the TC10 application form?

Once the TC10 is completed including the TC10 Proof of Identity section, it needs to be signed by a Teaching Council approved Identity Referee.

11. Who at my ITE provider is an approved Identity Referee?

If the Teaching Council approved Identity Referee is not known please contact the Teaching Council to view the list of approved Identity Referees, or if you wish to apply to be an approved Identity Referee.

12. Can I continue to apply for practising certificate renewals on behalf of ITE provider teachers and professional leaders in Hapori Matatū?

Teachers have their individual user login details to access Hapori Matatū and will now apply for or renew

their own practising certificate.

Section 7: New Zealand graduate teachers, overseas trained teachers, Limited Authority to Teach (LAT) holders, teachers not associated with a school/kura/centre or ITE provider, or with expired registration and no renewal since 1 July 2015

Teachers in these categories will now use our new smart forms.

We’re working towards moving these application processes online to Hapori Matatū and will update further when we’re closer to this change.