IRMTNZ Teacher Upskill Course for Members

Upskill Course for Members

Whaiowhia te mātauranga – fill the basket of knowledge

Boost your teaching skills – take Upskill, our short online refresher course. Build online teaching skills, explore new teaching approaches, and learn the latest business guidelines. This standalone course will give you fresh perspectives and enhance your teaching. With flexible timeframes, Upskill is tailored to your individual needs and relevant to your chosen instrument.

Upskill involves self-directed distance learning plus one Contact Workshop. Upskill also gives IRMTNZ members the opportunity to present, facilitate or demonstrate at the Contact Workshop.

“…after the Course I think we all felt inspired, re-enthused and ready to put into practice the skills we had been given. Wendy’s enthusiasm and zest was so encouraging and even those of us who have been teaching for many years learnt new strategies and methods.”

“The Course content was well organised and focused on practical situations…I learnt different ways to engage with pupils and now have a whole kit of innovative materials to use!”

Foundation Course

See IRMTNZ Upskill Course Summary for details and apply using the IRMTNZ Upskill Course Registration Form.

All enquiries should be directed to Course Coordinator, Wendy Hunt, at

UPSKILL: Accessible   Affordable   Achievable   Affirming

Note: if you need to renew your provisional practicing certificate, please see our Teacher Education Refresh Course (TER).

IRMTNZ Library

IRMTNZ Teacher Training LibraryFrom books on pedagogy by internationally acclaimed educators to filmed recitals by some of our most respected musicians, the IRMTNZ Library is well worth browsing. Items are available to members and teacher training course participants for their Professional Development and enjoyment.

There is no charge for course participants to borrow library items while they are working on course assignments.

To borrow an item please contact our Librarian and Course Coordinator:

Wendy Hunt
513 Whitehead Road
Hastings 4120


Please send Wendy your name, address, phone number and email, and include proof of payment* ($7 per item). Rental is for one month and the item must be returned in a bubble envelope at the borrower’s expense.

Our Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors for providing items for our Course Participant welcome gift packs and graduation packs.