Joining the profession
If you are interested in a career in teaching, find steps and key information about how to get started.
In this section
Teaching is a rewarding profession where your work will make a real difference. If you're thinking about becoming a teacher you can find some guidance on this page.
To teach in New Zealand you must be registered and hold a current practising certificate. This ensures quality standards are maintained across the teaching profession.
In the online portal teachers can apply online for registration and certification, endorse applications, create and join discussions and connect with peers across Aotearoa.