Teach First NZ Programme application form 

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Our vision is that all rangatahi realise their full potential, and completing this application form is your first step in working towards a more equitable Aotearoa.  Please answer the questions below to help us to understand your motivations, experiences, and achievements in relation to the Teach First NZ Programme.


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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
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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.



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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.

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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