Te Kura

Certificate in Teacher Aiding

As your student’s supervisor, you play an important role in your student’s learning. To help support you in this role, we have a partnership with the Open Polytechnic. Supervisors of full-time students at Te Kura can study towards OP4100 Certificate in Teacher Aiding for a significantly reduced fee.

The programme offers you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how to support your student’s learning within the distance education model. OP4100 Certificate in Teacher Aiding is a level 4, NZQA accredited 40 credit programme.

Your work as a Te Kura supervisor of students in Years 1-8 meets the practical requirements for the programme, although we suggest that you attend our event days in your area while you are studying. We also recommend you spend some time at a primary or intermediate school where you can observe and interact with groups of children.

If you are supervising students in Year 9 or above, you will need to complete the programme’s practical requirements through a primary or intermediate school.

For more information contact Adele Harris, Supervisor Support Advisor at Te Kura on 0800 65 99 88 ext 8244, adele.harris@tekura.school.nz or the Open Polytechnic on freephone 0508 650 200, email oscartac@openpolytechnic.ac.nz 

'I encourage anyone I can to gain an Open Polytechnic teacher aide qualification,' says Dianne (supervisor). 'Everything is useful. It is so beneficial.'