IRMTNZ Teacher Education Refresh Course

Teacher Education Refresh (TER)

Teacher Education Refresh

Whaowhia te mātauranga – fill the basket of knowledge

IRMTNZ offers a TCANZ-approved Teacher Education Refresh Course (TER) for school music teachers who need to renew their practising certificate. This course is open to IRMTNZ members and non-members.

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

To enrol please complete the IRMTNZ TER Registration Form in full. Course details are available from Wendy Hunt at

Limited funding is available from the Ministry of Education to cover the cost of Course registration in 2023. There are 2 remaining fully funded spaces left – applications must be received by 30 November and accompanied by a current Police Vet. Please contact Wendy Hunt to ask whether you qualify for funding and to enrol.

If you are teaching on a Limited Authority to Teach (LAT), TER does not apply to you. To apply for LAT and for further details please see The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand website. 

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 viewing. Items are available to members and teacher training course participants for their Continuous Professional Development and enjoyment. 

Charge per item for one month loan: $7 including GST, postage and packaging. If borrowing in person $5 including GST. To borrow an item please contact our Librarian:

Wendy Hunt
513 Whitehead Road
Hastings 4120


Please send Wendy your name, address, phone number, email, and proof of payment* ($7 per item).  The item will be forwarded with a tax invoice. Rental is for one month from receipt of payment and the item must be returned in a postage pre-paid bubble envelope at the borrower’s expense.

*To pay by internet please quote your surname and ‘IRMTNZ Library’ as reference. Our bank account number: 12-3148-0151669-01 

Our Sponsors

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