NEW REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATION POLICY COMING SOON
Following a policy review where we asked teachers for their thoughts and suggestions on registration and certification we are happy to be launching a new policy very soon, placing Our Code, Our Standards at the foundation.
Who will this affect? All teachers!
What is changing? New certificate names, emphasis on developing te reo and tikanga Māori, a new certificate for teachers who have not been teaching for the last five years, and more! the new policy places greater reliance on the endorsement of professional leaders and less on time-based rules. It also offers more flexibility and discretion, enabling the Council to consider specific situations and apply discretion.
The new policy will be implemented alongside our new online service system, Hapori Matatū | Online Community, in early. Teachers who renew their practising certificates under the new policy will use Hapori Matatū, however, we are continuing to accept applications under the current policy using EC30 online and paper-based forms, up until the launch of the new online service.
Read our quick factsheet to familiarise yourself with the new policy before it launches!