Working in an approved setting outside centres, schools or kura
Teachers can renew their practising certificates based on experience working at a Council-approved institution or setting.
How to renew
To renew a practising certificate, teachers are required to have completed satisfactory recent teaching or undertaken a teacher refresh process.
An 'approved institution' is an organisation other than an early childhood centre, school or kura that has been approved by the Council for renewal of a practising certificate. If you work at one of these approved institutions your teaching experience can still be recognised and count towards the renewal of your practising certificate.
For information about what is needed to renew your practising certificate please visit Renewing a practising certificate. When you are ready to start an application, please do it online by logging into Hapori Matatū.
How to become an approved institution or setting
Institutions or settings that would like the teaching experience of their staff to be recognised for the renewal of practising certificates need to apply to the Council to become an approved institutions.
Approvals are granted for up to three years. At the end of the three years, a new application must be made for approved institution status.
If your institution would like to apply for approval please refer to the Requirements for Teacher Registration, Practising Certificates and Limited Authority to Teach Policy for details on what to include in your written application.
Send applications and supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
List of approved institutions and approved settings
|Approval date||Institution/setting||Expiry of current approvals|
|21/10/2019||Activate Training Centre (ATC)||Oct 2022|
|28/04/2020||Autism NZ||Apr 2023|
|10/08/2022||CCS Disability Action||Jul 2025|
|04/02/2019||Cholmondeley Children's Centre||Feb 2022|
|14/02/2019||Christchurch Secondary School AE Consortium||Dec 2021|
|14/02/2020||Cognition Education Ltd.||Feb 2023|
|20/12/2020||CORE Education Ltd||Jan 2023|
|28/06/2021||Evaluation Associates||Jun 2024|
|25/05/2021||Learning Matters Ltd||May 2024|
|29/09/2021||Learning Solutions||Sep 2024|
|07/07/2020||Life Education Trust||Sep 2023|
|20/12/2020||Momentum Learning Ltd||Jan 2023|
|25/5/2021||Ministry of Inspiration||May 2024|
|1/12/2021||New Zealand Skills and Education College - School of ECE||Dec 2024|
|07/07/2020||New Zealand Catholic Education Office (NZCEO)||Jul 2023|
|25/05/2021||NZ Centre for Gifted Education||May 2024|
|01/12/2022||Sport NZ||Nov 2025|
|01/12/2021||Stand Children's Services Tū Māia Whānau||Dec 2024|
|07/07/2020||Taylors College||Jul 2023|
|04/02/2019||Te Awamutu Museum||Feb 2022|
|20/12/2020||Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi - Barnardos School||Jan 2023|
|10/11/2022||Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre||Nov 2022|
|14/02/2020||The Suter Art Gallery||Feb 2023|
|02/10/2020||TSB TOPEC||Sep 2023|
|25/05/2021||Tuilaepa Youth Mentoring Services||May 2024|
|04/02/2019||University of Otago - Foundation Year||Feb 2022|
|24/04/2020||Virtual Learning Network (VLN) Primary School||Apr 2023|
|02/10/2020||Drowning Prevention Auckland||Sep 2023|
|21/10/2019||Young Enterprise Trust||Oct 2022|