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Call for Nominations for the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (EDUCANZ)

The Minister of Education is seeking nominations for members of the inaugural governing council for the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (EDUCANZ), pursuant to Schedule 21 to the Education Amendment Act 2015.

The Minister will appoint nine members, with at least five members selected from nominations. At least five members must be registered teachers with a current practising certificate. The Minister will appoint one member as chairperson.

Under clause 1(5) of Schedule 21, in making appointments the Minister must have regard to the collective skills, experience, and knowledge making up the overall composition of the council, and must take account of each candidate’s ability to carry out the duties of a member of EDUCANZ including (but not limited to) the candidate’s:

    1. knowledge of education;
    2. experience of governance;
    3. leadership experience and skills;
    4. financial skills; and
    5. understanding of the partnership principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Nominations may be made by individuals (for self or others) or organisations.

Nominees and nominators should be aware that as part of the nomination process they will be asked to agree, should they be shortlisted, to probity checks being undertaken, including Ministry of Justice and Police vetting. In addition the names of shortlisted nominees and their nominators may be published.

Nominations open on 26 February 2015.

Nominations close on 26 March 2015.

The nominations process will be managed on behalf of the Minister of Education by the Ministry of Education, who will develop a shortlist of nominees for consideration.

Nominations must include an up-to-date resume for nominees and should be made using an online form, available at:

Nominees will be shortlisted against criteria drawn from both generic and EDUCANZ specific skills, knowledge and experience.

References may be sought and shortlisted nominees may be invited to interview to further assess suitability for appointment.

Background material, including position descriptions and key facts are available on the website.

For further details please go to

You can also contact the Ministry by emailing or on 0800 EDUCANZ (0800 3382269) during normal office hours.