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Support for Provisionally Certificated/Beginning Teachers to access Induction and Mentoring programmes

The Teaching Council encourages teachers to move to a full practising certificate as early as possible in their careers. A full practising certificate shows that a teacher meets all six Standards for the Teaching Profession, and provides an assurance of high-quality teaching.

If you are finding it difficult to complete the necessary teaching service and induction and mentoring requirements for full certification, you may be eligible for one of our funded programmes below. 

This support is open to teachers working across English and Māori Medium settings in early childhood education, primary and secondary settings and Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako.

Applications are now open for 2019, with funding available for the full academic year.

Is there someone in your school or centre who can mentor you?

The Teaching Council has designed schemes to support provisionally certificated/beginning part-time and relief teachers employed in approximately 0.5 Full Time Teacher Equivalent (FTTE), including itinerant teachers of music who may be working up to a FTTE.

Your pou tautoko/mentor must be based at one of the schools or centres where you currently teach.

Please download our Memorandum of Understanding for more information.

Are you looking for a mentor?

Our Tuakana Teina Induction and Mentoring pilot matches experienced pou tautoko/mentor teachers with provisionally certified teachers/beginning teachers with the aim of helping them progress to full certification. It is open to individuals who are having difficulty putting their induction and mentoring programme in place.

If you (or someone you know) is looking for a mentor, or interested in becoming a mentor, then we'd like to hear from you! 

Have questions?

Contact us on with any questions or to check your eligibility.