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You are likely to be required to complete a TER programme if you:
- are applying for your first practising certificate and your ITE qualification was completed more than 5 years ago
- held a Tōmua (Provisional) practising certificate and you have not taught in the last 5 years
- have already held two Tōmua (Provisional) practising certificates and you are applying for a third
- are an overseas teacher and your education qualification was completed more than 5 years ago and you have not had significant teaching service in the last 5 years.
You may also be required to undertake a TER if you have held a Tūturu (Full Category One) or Pūmau Full (Category Two) practising certificate but not taught for a length of time.
For most teaching positions in New Zealand, it is a requirement to have a current practising certificate. If you have questions or want to discuss your individual situation, please email TER@teachingcouncil.nz
All applicants must:
- undergo a children’s worker safety check as required under the Children’s 2014, including police vetting
- submit an application to Teaching Council to renew your registration.
There is no set weekly early childhood service attendance requirement for this programme, but spending some time in a centre is recommended, especially if you have not worked as a teacher recently.