PTE Tutor/Teacher

NZQA 1-3+ (focus digital and creative technology)  


Organisation Overview

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Native Tech is a Private Training Establishment (PTE) in Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand, offering accredited NZQA level 1-3 and microcredential programmes.

We are dedicated to inspiring young people aged 15 to 24 who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET) or at risk of long-term unemployment. Our focus is on engaging and reigniting their love for learning through digital and creative tech, including video games and esports. We operate with a Te Ao Māori worldview, providing Kaupapa Māori and Mātauranga Māori programme delivery, aiming to create the next generation of digital leaders.

Position Overview

The main goal of this role is to ensure efficient instruction delivery for the Private Training Establishment’s (PTE) qualifications and programmes to all students and work with our lead teacher to continue to develop and deliver current and future qualifications.

We are seeking a passionate and motivated Tutor to join our geeky team. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching and delivering programmes to NEETs and rangatahi Māori, preferably within a secondary school, tertiary, or PTE setting. Knowledge of NZQA and TEC frameworks is essential. The tutor will be responsible for supporting our curriculum development team, as well as contribute actively to programme planning, teaching, assessment/moderation and maintaining relationships with students, colleagues, and external stakeholders.


    • Collaborate with Native Tech to develop and improve key programmes and NZQA 1-3 microcredentials.
    • Teach and deliver programmes that align with curriculum goals and objectives, incorporating Mātauranga Māori and Tikanga Māori through the lens of digital and creative tech.
    • Assessment and moderation of unit standards.
    • Ensure compliance with NZQA and TEC regulations and maintain ongoing quality assurance of programmes.
    • Support learners in developing individual pathway plans, providing coaching, mentoring, and assistance in achieving their goals.
    • Foster employability skills, work readiness, and life skills among young people, working closely with Rangatahi and Transition Navigators.
    • Collaborate with the Academic Team and Transitions Navigator to identify job and training opportunities for learners.
    • Engage in professional development to stay updated with teaching and educational developments.
    • Establish constructive relationships with students, maintain a positive and safe learning environment, and encourage purposeful work.
    • Support related events and participate in community responsibilities as required.
    • Identify and recruit NEET or at-risk rangatahi, with a focus on neurodiverse and LGBTQI+ individuals.

    Qualifications and Skills

      • Teaching experience (working ideally within a PTE), preferably with at-risk youth or disengaged learners.
      • Understanding and appreciation of Mātauranga Māori, Te Reo Māori, and Tikanga Māori.
      • Ability to plan lessons, assess student progress, and provide detailed reporting.
      • Proficiency in digital and creative tech, understanding its importance in the lives of young people.
      • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with diverse individuals and cultures.
      • Team-oriented mindset and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
      • Full NZ driver’s license and willingness to drive during work hours.
      • Gamers, geeks, out the box thinkers and people who want to change the world (should definitely apply)

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      Fixed Term Position

      This is a fixed-term position until November 2023, with a possibility of renewal. We offer a competitive salary and a supportive work environment.

      Applications close on August 4, 2023. If you are passionate about working with rangatahi and inspiring them to become digital leaders, we encourage you to apply.