Teaching in New Zealand: The Overseas Relocation Grant
Are you an educator looking to explore a new teaching career opportunity in New Zealand? Then the Overseas Relocation Grant (ORG) offered by the New Zealand government might be right for you. This grant offers teachers qualified to teach in New Zealand a lump sum of up to $10,000 NZD to help cover relocation expenses when they move to New Zealand. Read on to learn more about this unique opportunity.
What is the ORG and Who is Eligible?
The ORG was created by the New Zealand government as part of their Teacher Recruitment Initiative. This grant provides qualified teachers with a lump sum of up to $10,000 NZD when they move from overseas and become registered teachers in New Zealand.
To be eligible for the grant, applicants must meet certain criteria including having an appropriate teaching qualification that meets the requirements for registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (TCANZ).
In addition, applicants must be able offer proof that they have successfully completed all registration processes required by TCANZ and have been accepted into a position at a school or early learning service in New Zealand. The ORG will then pay out within 10 working days after completion of all registration processes and confirmation of employment at an approved school or early learning service.
How Does it Work?
Applying for the ORG is simple and straightforward.
First, applicants should visit Teaching Council’s website and complete their online application form; they will also need to provide evidence that they have met all criteria necessary for eligibility.
Once completed, applicants should submit their application form along with any supporting documents via email or post.
After submission, the application will take about 4-6 weeks for processing and if successful, applicants will receive notification of approval via email within 10 working days after completion of their registration process with TCANZ and confirmation of employment at an approved school or early learning service in NZ.
The Overseas Relocation Grant offered by the New Zealand government is a great opportunity for who are looking to move abroad and start afresh in another country. With up to $10,000 NZD available for those who are qualified and meet other eligibility requirements, this grant provides teachers welcome financial assistance towards relocation expenses when moving to NZ. If you’re looking for an exciting new challenge abroad, then check out what the ORG can offer you today!
The ORG is available only until June 2023 – Don’t miss out!
If you are an overseas teacher interested in moving to New Zealand – Relocation opportunities don’t get much better than this!
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