Enhanced Induction and Mentoring Programme

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Poipoia te kakano kia puawai
Nurture the seed and it will blossom

The Teaching Council NZ | Matatū Aotearoa has developed an enhanced induction and mentoring programme for beginning teachers who have been impacted by COVID-19.

If you completed your teacher education in 2020/2021 and your circumstances were affected by COVID-19, you may be able to take up this unique opportunity for support in your first year of teaching.

 The programme is fully funded by the Ministry of Education and provides additional support for beginning teachers who, have had reduced practical experience during their initial teacher education as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns. 

You will be assigned an Enhanced Induction Mentor (EIM). who will:

  • Visit you at your school for two half-days teaching observations
  • Have two meetings with you and your work-based mentor focusing on supporting your professional growth, goals and reflections

You can enrol into this programme if:

  • You are a registered teacher employed in a long-term teaching role in New Zealand in 2021 or 2022
  • You completed your teacher education in 2020 or 2021
  • Your initial teacher education programme used a temporary reduction in practical experience

The programme is accessible anywhere in New Zealand. UC is working closely with The University of Auckland (UoA) who are the lead provider of the programme and you will enrol through their website. The university responsible for your region will make contact when they receive your enrolment.

See the Teaching Council NZ FAQ's for more information.

For more information contact:


Check your eligibility and enrol through

The University of Auckland's website