The majority of Teachers on this programme will be entering New Zealand on a working holiday visa. This visa will permit you to work & travel in New Zealand for up to 1 year.
Applicants are not allowed to travel with dependent children on this visa & cannot be more than 30 years of age at time of application.
You must also hold a passport from one of the partner countries with New Zealand for the working holiday agreement.
However please note we will only accept Teachers who have qualified under the Irish Education curriculum.
If the country of passport is not Ireland then you need to be aware of visa allocation limits & you will need to check this with our Teach team email@example.com before applying.
If you have been to New Zealand on a working holiday visa previously or are over 30 at time of application, not to worry, while you would not be eligible for the working holiday visa in this case, you may be eligible for our Skilled visa. Our Teach team can talk you through the differences when applying.
To be confirmed as a qualified Teacher on this programme, you must hold a level 8 minimum Teaching Qualification & have graduated from a recognised Irish Education University or Institute.
As part of the programme process your qualifications will be assessed by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) & there will be an added cost of $746 NZD/ €504 approx. that must be paid directly to NZQA.
Fortunately a select few Teaching courses in Ireland are exempt from this assessment, you can check yours out with our Teach team - firstname.lastname@example.org
Your teaching experience will also need to be assessed when you register with New Zealand's teaching council (also part of the process). This assessment will cost $303 NZD/ €205 approx. and it will determine your entry pay scale when teaching in New Zealand, see below for the current salary scale.