Teaching in Aotearoa New Zealand

Course code EDU701

In this online course, you will explore what it means to be a member of the teaching profession in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This includes understanding the foundations of the New Zealand education system, the regulatory, ethical and professional obligations of a teaching role and preparing for this role by establishing a professional development plan. 

Teacher Education Refresh

This is the first course of the Teacher Education Refresh (TER) programme.

This programme is specifically for teachers who are required by the Education Council to complete the Teacher Education Refresh programme before regaining their Practising Certificate. 

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 7  
    Credits 10 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.0833  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Online only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $415 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,250 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Critically discuss what it means to be a member of the teaching profession in Aotearoa New Zealand and how to engage in professional, respectful and collaborative relationships.
  • Examine teaching responsibilities under statutory, regulatory and professional requirements and apply these to teaching practice situations.
  • Design a professional development plan, analysing key actions, resources, and support needed to achieve professional goals.


This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.