G'day, Australia! 👋
Now that quarantine-free travel is possible between Australia and New Zealand, we're excited to welcome educators from over the ditch to New Zealand!🦘
With NZ's response to the COVID-19 outbreak rated as one of the best in the world (Bloomberg Resilience Ranking; Lowy Institute), we're a pretty great country to be in right now.
Immerse yourself in the food, culture, adventure, and Kiwi lifestyle, while ep.education looks after the teaching opportunities for you.
Start your New Zealand teaching journey!
Need to know:
🎉 Travel Bubble: Quarantine-free travel with Australia is open! Pauses may be put in place following COVID-19 outbreaks. You can keep up to date with the latest restrictions here.
⛔ Entry Requirements: Whether you're an Australian citizen, or simply based in Australia, if you meet the entry requirements, we'd love to work with you! Read all of the fine print at Immigration New Zealand.
🥝Your stay in New Zealand: Explore our beautiful beaches, amazing hiking trails, and incredible skiing spots. Start living the dream.
😷 COVID-19: You can keep up to date with the NZ government's COVID response here.
📱 Download: NZ COVID Tracer App
How ep.education can help:
We cover many regions in NZ: Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch, and regional areas in the North and South Island.
We support educators in Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education Needs.
We offer CRT (daily relief/supply), Ambassador (guaranteed relief work) contracts, fixed-term roles, and permanent contracts.
The opportunity to secure a permanent role prior to arrival in New Zealand is considerable.
Not wanting to commit so soon? That's totally okay! Casual relief teaching gives you the opportunity to find the next step in your career. With full control over your availability, it's flexible work that allows you to easily work and travel. If you're looking for consistency in relief income, speak to us about our Ambassador, or guaranteed work, contracts. You'll be able to connect with many schools and centres, making it a great pathway for finding an ideal workplace!
Submit your CV today and our team will connect you with a recruitment consultant who specialises in your area.
What's in it for you:
- Our expert team will work with you step-by-step to support your move to New Zealand, for a position that fits your skills and experience.
- Guided career support from a member of the ep.education team.
- Enviable work-life balance to enjoy beautiful New Zealand.
What you can expect to earn:
The New Zealand Government, through the Ministry of Education, sets the rates for state schools. The private sector is about 10% higher than this. Early Childhood is private in New Zealand, so rates can vary between centres.
Early Childhood: $27 - $32 p/hr (56k - 66k p/y)
Primary: $250 - $350 p/d (50k - 80k p/y)
Secondary: $260 - $430 p/d (55k - 90k p/y)
The Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act (TTMRA) allows teachers to gain equivalent professional recognition and be employed as teachers across New Zealand.
You can apply for registration and a practising certificate in New Zealand under the TTMRA if you hold current registration in one of the Australian states or territories recognised under the Act.
In Australia, teachers don't hold a practising certificate in addition to registration. In New Zealand, you must hold registration and a current practising certificate to be lawfully employed in schools, kura, kindergartens and most teaching positions in early childhood settings. If your application is approved, you will be granted registration and a practising certificate.
ep.education will support Australian teachers with applying for their teacher registration through the Teaching Council once they have secured a role.
- Registering with ep.education is easy: Click here to confirm your details and submit your CV.
- Get a head-start and check out our latest vacancies.
- Need support getting your Teaching CV sorted for the NZ market? Find out more.
- Start upskilling with our professional development opportunities.