New online services and policy – making it easier for the teaching profession

Two key projects that we are excited to update you on are:

• our new online services system - Hapori Matatū | Online Community; and
• the new Teaching Council policy: ‘Requirements for Teacher Registration, Practising Certificates and Limited Authority to Teach’.

Teachers are at the heart of everything we do, and our new online services, coming soon, will help teachers to do their jobs more easily and effectively.

The new tools and information will improve teacher confidence in Council services and processes, create a better teaching environment through improved registration, conduct and competence systems, and support more effective professional development.

Hapori Matatū | Online Community – our new online services

What is Hapori Matatū?

It’s the ‘digital front-door’ that will allow teachers to access all online services, and apply and renew certification online. 

What does online services mean?  Aren’t we already online?

Although we already have an online form for renewals, this was the first step to becoming fully automated. We are now ready to take the next step towards moving the Teaching Council services online.

The new online services will streamline the application and endorsement process to being more intuitive and easier to use for teachers and professional leaders. 

When will Hapori Matatū be available?

We’re currently testing but will confirm the date Hapori Matatū will be available very soon.

New policy in progress: ‘Requirements for Teacher Registration, Practising Certificates and Limited Authority to Teach’

That’s right, we have been working on a new policy.  As part of the policy development we have consulted with the profession.  This new policy has been simplified so that applicants, teachers and professional leaders better understand what is required to get registered, a practising certificate and Limited Authority to Teach.

The new policy will be implemented and delivered by the new online services system, Hapori Matatū.


We’ll be in touch again soon with updates on these key projects!

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