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 that enables supervisors of full-time students to study towards a Certificate in Teacher Aiding by enrolling in the course for a significantly reduced fee.

The course offers the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how you can support learning within the distance education model. The Certificate is a level 4, NZQA accredited 40 credit course.

This new certificate builds on the previous Teacher Aide Certificate by offering new electives such as behaviour guidance, bicultural awareness, professional practice and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

There are no entry requirements – your work as a supervisor meets the course requirements for on-the-job experience, although we recommend that you attend our training or event days in your area while you are studying. We also recommend you spend some time at a 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 certificate’s on-job requirements through a primary or intermediate school.

Please note - If you are currently studying the Teacher Aide Certificate your current enrolment will continue until you have completed your study. This will give you a qualification that is recognised in primary/intermediate schools throughout New Zealand.

For more information contact Adele Harris, Te Kura Supervisor Support Advisor on 0800 65 99 88 ext 8244 or  or contact the Open Polytechnic on 0508 650 200 or