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Qualification Subsidies for Teachers


Subsidies are available to teachers working in New Zealand schools to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Leadership (EOTC), designed specifically for teachers and EOTC co-ordinators in schools and kura, or private contractors providing these services to schools. 


  • leading EOTC activities (L4), and 
  • coordinating EOTC events (L5) in outdoor settings.




Check where the qualification sits within the Skills Active Qualification Pathways Map

Get in touch with a Skills Active Learning Support Advisor (LSA) in your region for more information.



What makes this a valuable qualification?

The qualification:

  • Validates your role as a professional in EOTC to schools and parents

  • Gives formal acknowledgment of your specialist EOTC skills and knowledge

  • Is a valuable professional development opportunity

  • Provides a useful stepping stone in your career pathway




Subsidies for practicing teachers

Valued at $260 the subsidy is payable on completion of the award if you:

  • Carry EONZ membership, or
  • Have completed approved EONZ facilitated EOTC Management PLD since 2016. 


To access the subsidy:

The subsidy is paid to the school by EONZ on completion of the qualification.


Send an email to EONZ to find out if you are eligible and what to do to gain access

  • notify your intent to complete the qualification 



Contact a Skills Active Learning Support Advisor (LSA), discuss intent and notify if you are eligible for a subsidy.

Submit a Skills Active Training Agreement as follows their website process. The LSA will support you.

Complete the coursework and assessment process to gain the award. 



On completion of the award:

  • Present EONZ with evidence of having gained the qualification, and
  • Provide EONZ an invoice from the school for $260+GST