Teach First NZ Programme application form 

Stage 1 of 2 

Our vision is that all rangatahi have the opportunity to realise their full potential. The answers you provide now help us to understand how your motivations, experiences, and achievements align to the Teach First NZ Programme. Thank you for submitting an application, and we hope it leads to us working together towards a more equitable Aotearoa.

Basic info
Eligibility
Before proceeding, we require you to answer the below eligibility questions. This will help us understand if you meet our eligibility criteria. Please consider your eligibility and complete our eligibility quiz before progressing with this application, as ineligible applications will not be reviewed. If you have any questions about your eligibility please call us on 0800 TO LEAD or email us at apply@teachfirstnz.org
Subject area eligibility
Physics Chemistry Biology Technology Digital Technology Mathematics Te Reo Māori English A Pacific Language None of the above

Principals recommendation
Stage 1 of 2 
About you
Your motivations
Help us learn


Ako Mātātupu staff Blog Campus Marketing Manager CareerHub Careers fair Facebook Google GradConnection Instagram Lecture announcement LinkedIn Media NXTStep Other Other job board Participant/alumni Posters Presentation Radio Seek Student magazine Teach For All partner University staff Weirdly Quiz Word of mouth
Equal opportunities

Ako Mātātupu is committed to equal opportunities and seeks to attract applicants from diverse backgrounds. To enable us to evaluate our recruitment initiatives in the area of diversity, we would be most grateful for your co-operation in completing the section below.



Māori Pākehā Other European Samoan Tongan Niuean Cook Island Tokelauan Tuvaluan Fijian Hawaiian Other Pasifika Australian South African Chinese Japanese Korean Indian Other Asian North American South American Other

Privacy Policy
If you are successful in gaining a place on the Teach First NZ Programme, the information provided as a part of the recruitment process will be used to enrol you into Ako Mātātupu's Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching*.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching delivered by Ako Mātātupu, as part of the Teach First NZ Programme, is subject to approval and accreditation by NZQA and the Teaching Council | Matatū Aotearoa in 2020. Any offers of enrolment for this programme in 2020 are subject to this approval and accreditation being awarded.
You're ineligible :(

We're sorry to inform you that from the answers you provided, we can see that you are not eligible to join the Teach First NZ Programme at this time. If you would like to talk to us about your eligibility please call 0800 TO LEAD.

You can still contribute to the movement in other ways! If you would like to join our email list, please submit this form and stay up to date with what is happening at 
Ako Mātātupu. For other ways to stay in touch please visit our website.

To be eligible candidates must:
  • either be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • must have completed at least a Bachelors degree by the start of the programme
  • must meet the subject eligibility requirements in at least one of subjects by the start of the programme
  • must not have received a TeachNZ scholarship in the past 
  • not hold a teaching qualification that allows them to teach in New Zealand Secondary School