Teacher Education Refresh (TER) Programme

Teacher Education Refresh (TER) Programme

Teacher Education RefreshSchool Music Teachers (IRMTNZ members AND non-members): Do you need to refresh your Practising Certificate? IRMTNZ offers a TCANZ-approved, flexible TER programme in a distance learning format.  If you teach music in a school, or want to return to school music teaching, and need to refresh your practising certificate, our TER course is designed to meet your needs. 

The course has 4 modules, covering Curriculum Assessment, Planning and Teaching, Tomorrow’s Learning Communities (including Health and Safety), Professional Teacher Practices, and Cultural Competence. It is delivered via distance learning, in an independent learning style, and with flexible time frames negotiable to suit the needs and interests of the candidates. Every effort has been made to keep costs to a minimum and relevance to the individual candidate paramount.

If you wish to enrol for this programme, please complete the IRMTNZ TER Registration Form IN FULL. Course details are available from Wendy Hunt at

The Ministry of Education has subsidised the cost of this course for the first 10 eligible participants who apply (from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022).

Please contact Wendy Hunt at  to check whether you qualify for this and to enroll.

NOTE : If you are a Music teacher teaching on a Limited Authority to Teach (LAT) TER does not apply to you. You will need to send your application for a LAT to the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. in the usual way.  Please see  The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand  website for more details. 

IRMTNZ Teacher Training Library

IRMTNZ Teacher Training LibraryIRMTNZ members may borrow library books, videos, CDs and DVDs from the list for $7.00 per item (inclusive of GST) which covers the postage and packaging. If borrowing items in person, the charge is $5.00 per item (inclusive of GST). To obtain these, please contact the Librarian:

Wendy Hunt
513 Whitehead Road
Hastings 4120

Tel: (06) 878 8297

Click here to view and save the Library List (PDF).

Please send your name, address, phone number and email address where possible, and include evidence of payment* ($7.00 per item) with your order.  The item will be forwarded with a tax invoice. Rental is for one month from the receipt of payment and the item must be returned in a postage pre-paid bubble envelope at the borrower’s expense. *Our bank account is ASB Bank, account number 12-3148-0151669-01 

Our Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors in providing vouchers, welcome gift packs and graduation packs to our Course Participants.