Take Your Place Become a Teacher Beginning/Returning Teacher
Te Reo Māori

Take your place alongside our children and young people.

Become a teacher.

Every day, New Zealand teachers are creating brighter futures for young people, with lessons that can seem small, but are significant in terms of their impact. These are lessons about important life skills such as perseverance, identity, respect and confidence.

Become a teacher and take your place alongside our children and young people. You’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in their lives; to strengthen communities and build a better future for our next generations.

Watch below to see how teachers are inspiring and guiding our young people.


I’d like to Become a

Start your journey by checking out the range of courses, tertiary providers and scholarships available.

I’m a beginning or returning teacher

If you’re a beginning teacher or you’re interested in returning to the classroom, contact one of the Ministry of Education’s contracted education recruitment agents today:

Education Personnel

Nationwide placement of teachers in daily relief, fixed term, contract and full-time roles.

Register with Education Personnel

Oasis Education

Auckland regional placement of teachers in daily relief, contract and full-time roles.

Register with Oasis Education

Randstad Education

National Supplier of Teachers across New Zealand for full-time, contract, fixed term and day to day relief.

Register with Randstad Education


The stories featured in the ‘Become a Teacher’ campaign are real experiences from New Zealand teachers. These stories show what motivates our teachers, so that more people are encouraged to join the profession and make a difference for our young people.

This campaign is part of a series of teacher supply initiatives provided by the Ministry of Education.

Click here to download the research report that provided insights for the campaign.