The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand | Matatū Aotearoa is consulting on proposed increases to registration and practicing certificate fees and levies.

Governing Council Chair Nicola Ngarewa says, "as a practising principal myself, I know the timing of this consultation is not ideal. I also know that the size of the increase proposed is significant. We acknowledge and understand this and ask for patience and understanding."

The Government has decided to no longer subsidise the fee, limiting the options available to the Teaching Council. The Teaching Council has not increased its fees in twelve years, despite rising costs, including inflation. That means that while costs have increased for the Council to perform its mandatory functions, fees paid by the teaching profession have not.

“It’s important for you to know that we have engaged an independent review of our costs and the proposed fees and levies we are asking you to pay. We hope the report by Deloitte will give you peace of mind that what is proposed is actual and reasonable” says Ms Ngarewa.

The Teaching Council acknowledges the consultation process is a very important part of our democratic processes, and encourages every teacher, principal and professional leader to have their say. The Teaching Council wants to reassure the teaching profession that it will consider all feedback it receives.

The consultation on proposed fees and levy closes at 5pm, 1 April 2022.

More information on this consultation can be found here.

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