Teacher Aide


11th June 2021The Ministry of Education have advised that applications for the Teacher Aide Pilot Fund have been fully allocated and will end at 5pm todayhttps://pld.education.govt.nz/news/teacher-aide-pld-pilot-fund-applications-closed/

We apologise to those who were unable to access the funding due to the cut-off. You are still welcome to attend the course at $499pp. Please contact us for group discounts.

Please contact us if you need to cancel your registration due to being unable to access funds.

The Teacher Aide PLD Pilot Fund is granted directly through the MoE. The MoE will fund the full course fees of $499 +gst (total = $573.85) PLUS your wages as a teacher aide during the time you attend the PLD course. There is also an additional allowance of up to $500 for travel and accommodation if you have to travel to a location of 100km or more away.

Selecting the link below will take you to the MoE Teacher Aide Pilot Fund Page to apply for this funding. They have also added a great video which walks teacher aide's through the funding applicaiton process. We strongly recommend you use Chrome on a computer or chrome book.

Application Process:

  1. 'Book now' to confirm your place in our course and provide your details. There are four locations to choose from. A ticket will be sent to your inbox.

  2. Go to the MoE Teacher Aide Pilot Fund Page here to apply for funding. Your principal will need to set you up with an ESL login and from this account you can apply for the funding. An example/downloadable form is available below which may assist you in your application.

  3. Once approved by MoE, please contact Growth Culture. An invoice will be sent to your school payable once funding is confirmed. This must be paid prior to the course to confirm your place.

  4. Your kura will simply invoice MOE and be fully reimbursed the total amount as per your approval email. Invoices should be addressed to ‘Ministry of Education’ and include the teacher aide PLD application reference number, which is found on the confirmation email sent to the applicant and their principal or tumuaki. Email your invoices to the Ministry’s PLD team at PLD.Enquiries@education.govt.nz

Frequently asked questions:
Can I send more than one teacher aide from my school?
- yes, you can. The MoE Teacher Aide Pilot Fund is granted per teacher aide. Each teacher aide will need to fill out an application form and have their own unique ESL login. Your school's delegated authoriser (usually the Principal) will need to set each Teacher Aide up with an ESL (if they don't already have one).
Am I paid for a day's work (even if the course falls in the holidays)?
- yes, the MoE have requested, that where possible, this funding be used for PLD during term breaks.
Is the extra 'travel and accommodation allowance' for each teacher, or the school (if sending a group)?
- the allowance is for each teacher aide, however these are checked vigorously by the Ministry of Education. The criteria is:
  • you are located more than 100km from a population centre of more than 20,000 people, or

  • you have to travel to a specialist course that is only delivered in limited locations of 100km or more away, or

  • you have to travel between islands.

Need help?
Please phone or email one of our friendly team if you would like assistance completing the application.
Growth Culture is an esteemed Ministry of Education approved PLD provider and can assist you in accessing this FREE course through the Teacher Aide PLD Pilot Fund.
An exempler form is available below which may assist you in your application.

Anna Grace

027 560 9600

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