Applying for an IQA for teacher salary assessment

You may need to apply for an International Qualification Assessment (IQA) for teaching salary assessment if your qualification has not been assessed by NZQA previously.

Find out if you need a salary assessment add-on with your IQA

Use this flowchart if you are already registered to teach in New Zealand with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

If you are not already registered to teach in New Zealand, see Applying for an IQA to register as a teacher in New Zealand.

Teaching Salary Flowchart

Definition of teaching qualification

A teaching qualification is an academic qualification awarded for the completion of study which is designed to prepare a person to become a teacher.

In New Zealand, teaching qualifications include theoretical studies and assessed practicum experiences

Pre-approved overseas teaching qualifications

People with pre-approved teaching qualifications do not require an IQA to register as a teacher or get a teacher salary assessment.

Pre-approved overseas teaching qualifications

List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment (LQEA)

LQEA refers to Immigration New Zealand’s List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment. Refer to the flowchart above to determine if you need to check this list.

List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment (LQEA)

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Apply for an International Qualification Assessment (IQA)

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