Programme Terms & Conditions

Tēnā koe! Thanks for taking an interest in the nuts and bolts of the Teach First NZ Programme.

You can find our full Quality Management System here. Each and every one of the 55 pages in this document is well worth your time, but to complement this we are building a kete of the most important points on this page.

Please email [email protected] if there’s anything that doesn’t sit right or needs clarification.


1. Any offers to join the 2021 Cohort are dependent on the Programme’s approval.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching delivered by Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ, as part of the Teach First NZ Programme, is subject to approval and accreditation by NZQA and the Teaching Council | Matatū Aotearoa. Any offers of enrolment for this programme in 2020 are subject to this approval and accreditation being awarded.

This is necessary because 2021 will see Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ deliver the academic element of the Teach First NZ Programme for the first time, after previously partnering with the University of Auckland and then The Mind Lab.

We have full confidence in our new Programme being approved and accredited, and will be advising anyone who has already been offered a place (and the rest of Aotearoa!) as soon as this happens.

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Are you eligible to join our flagship programme? Our quiz will help you understand whether you meet our eligibility criteria as well as what subjects you may be able to teach.

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If you would like to find out more about our programme, how it works and who we are looking for, we have created an information pack just for you!

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