Support for PCTs, OTTs, and their mentors

Supporting Mentors, PCTs and OTTs in Aotearoa New Zealand

From 2024, Tātai Aho Rau Core Education is providing professional development support for:

  • provisionally certificated teachers (PCTs) in English medium and Pia in Māori medium settings
  • overseas trained teachers (OTTs) with provisional certification
  • mentor teachers and Pou Tautoko.

This is a Ministry of Education fully funded service to kura, schools and early learning services and is currently being refocused to better meet the needs of mentors, PCTs, OTTs, through improved and nationally consistent PLD guidance.

Benefits of this programme

Participants will have access to the appropriate supports to assist with gaining full certification and making a successful start to their teaching career in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Further information on accessing this support will be available later in Term 1 2024 via this page as well as the School Bulletin. Please register your interest to stay up to date with upcoming details.


Express your interest

Please fill in the form below to register your interest in this programme. If you have any questions about this programme, please contact us at

We expect that we will be back in touch with a programme outline in March 2024.

'Ingoa tuatahi | First name' is required
'Ingoa whānau | Last name' is required