Teaching Career in New Zealand

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Teaching is a good career choice in New Zealand. There are number of teacher jobs in New Zealand. Moreover, there is a  good demand for Early childhood teacher where one teaches from 0-5 years children.

The holder of a graduate degree in any stream – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) can make their career in teaching in New Zealand. Not required but having Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) would add additional value to this career.  Aspirants need to assess their qualifications from New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA). One can do a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) Level 7 available from a number of institutes and universities in New Zealand. Usually, there is a requirement of 7 bands in each module of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or equivalent for the candidates of English as a second language. Some colleges and universities have set out a higher requirement of band score for the applicants from non-speaking English countries.

Additionally, the holder of Bachelors of Education (B.Ed.) degree may be eligible to teach directly in New Zealand as a Trained Teacher in schools at the Primary or secondary level if approved from NZQA. This degree once recognized by NZQA and they may also teach in the early childhood sector as primary trained teachers.

The writer is a research scholar at a university in India and currently is a registered and qualified (ECE teacher) Early Childhood Educator in New Zealand.

Do you want to get a qualification and to do teacher job in New Zealand? To get more information about teaching career or studying teaching course in New Zealand you may write to services@immigrationlawadvice.co.nz

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    This Post Has 18 Comments

    1. madushika rathnayaka

      hi .. i’m a teacher in srilanka with 6 years experience. and i need to be a teacher in newzeeland .. so how can i apply

    2. Arati

      Hello there !
      I have already assessed my bachelor in education which is Graduate in diploma level 7 . Now, is it possible that I can apply for ece or Primary teacher position or else is there anything I have to do?
      Regards
      Arati

    3. SREEDEVI NAIR

      Hey,
      I have already done my bachelors in education and Nursery teacher course.My husband is already in nz in work visa.so what i will do,whether i would go for a course or i can do job in nz, or else is there anything i have to do.
      Waiting for your reply.
      Thanks
      Regards
      Sreedevi Nair

    4. Jaspreet Punia

      Hi Iam a PhD holder in law and working as an assistant professor in law college since 7 yrs.what are my prospect s of working in newzealand in teaching? pujan1981@yahoo.in .9996911702

    5. Pawandeep Kaur

      Hi, I am B.Tech – M.Tech (dual degree) Computer Science Engineering holder in India. Could I qualify for the teacher registration in NZ?

    6. Karam

      Hi Vinay.

      Is this course available at the moment? I mean Masters in teaching( ECE)

    7. Ashwini

      I am a Mcom graduate and currently persuing my B.ed final year degree.Do I gave opportunities there with these qualifications?

    8. Alpa Pandya

      Hello,
      I am Alpa Pandya from Gujarat, India. I work as a Pre – School Teacher here. I hold the degree of Bachelors of Arts, Masters of Arts, and Early Childhood Care and Education.
      My question, is there any potential for me to migrate to NZ on these degrees? if yes then how? I need to know the detailed process,
      thanks in advance.
      Alpa

    9. Goldy Sharma

      Hi, I have attached my Cv for your review. Thanks in advance

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