NZ Registered Teachers Criteria

The Registered Teachers Criteria 

This criteria was released in July 2015. 
As stated in 'Our Code Our Standards' Produced by the Education Council page 16

The purposes of the standards for the teaching profession are to:
  • describe the essential professional knowledge in practice and professional relationships and values required for effective teaching 
  • promote high-quality teaching and leadership for all learners across all education settings 
  • set the standard expected for teachers to be issued with a practising certificate 
  • provide a framework to guide our career-long professional learning and development as a teacher 
  • promote the status of the teaching profession through making explicit the complex nature of teachers’ work • strengthen public confidence in the teaching profession.

The following links will take you to a list of evidence related to each of the New Zealand Registered Teachers Criteria:

Te Tiriti o Waitangi Partnership

Professional Learning

Professional Relationships

Learning Focused Culture

Design for Learning


Previous Registered Teachers Criteria... 

Professional relationships and professional values

Criteria 1
Establish and maintain effective professional relationships focused on the learning and well-being of all ākonga.
TKI E-Learning Examples
Links to my practice RTC1

Criteria 2
Demonstrate commitment to promoting the well-being of ākonga.
TKI E-Learning Examples
Demonstrate commitment to bicultural partnership in Aotearoa / New Zealand.
TKI E-Learning Examples
Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional learning and development of professional personal practice.
TKI E-Learning Examples
Show leadership that contributes to effective teaching and learning.
TKI E-Learning Examples
Links to my practice RTC5

Professional knowledge in practice

Criteria 6
Conceptualise, plan, and implement an appropriate learning programme.
TKI E-Learning Examples
Links to my practice RTC6

Criteria 7
Promote a collaborative, inclusive, and supportive learning environment.
TKI E-Learning Examples
Links to my practice RTC7

Criteria 8 
Demonstrate in practice their knowledge and understanding of how ākonga learn.
TKI E-Learning Examples
Links to my practice RTC8

Criteria 9 
Respond effectively to the diverse and cultural experiences and the varied strengths, interests, and needs of individuals and groups of ākonga.
TKI E-Learning Examples
Work effectively within the bicultural context of Aotearoa NZ.
Analyse and appropriately use assessment and information, which has been gathered formally and informally.
TKI E-Learning Examples
Links to my practice RTC11

Criteria 12 
Use critical inquiry and problem-solving effectively in their professional practice.
TKI E-Learning Examples
Links to my practice RTC12


  1. Hi Angela
    I stumbled across your blog and I absolutely love how you set up your RTC section. It is well organised and informative.

  2. Hi Angela

    We havent met. I was directed to you by CoSpaces. Im not a teacher; Im an entrepreneur in the education space in Australia and Im interested in the potential role of VR in delivering the K-10 national curriculum. If this interests you please let me know. Cheers Rosemary Breen

    1. Hi Rosemary, yes one of my passions is using VR in the classroom. Please feel free to contact me via my contact form here -


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