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New Zealand Teachers Council Policies, Requirements and Guidelines


The New Zealand Teachers Council has adopted the following policies, requirements and guidelines which underpin its core functions in support of the teaching profession:

Registration Policy

Section Three of the Registration Policy includes the following policy documents:

Section Four includes the following standards and guidelines:

Tātaiako: Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners

Tātaiako: Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners is a new resource explaining competencies teachers need to develop so they can help Māori learners achieve educationally as Māori.

Tātaiako has been developed to help all educators think about what it takes to successfully teach Māori learners. It provides a guide to the development of cultural competence for teachers themselves, for their employers, and for Initial Teacher Education providers and providers of on-going teacher professional learning.  Read more, or download the resouce below: 

Teacher education

Conduct and competence