Teacher aides can apply for professional learning that supports the development of their skills and knowledge in a way that contributes to the vision of their school or kura and the learning needs of students and ākonga.
The fund pays for professional learning offered by private providers, polytechnics, universities, schools, kura, Kāhui Ako or clusters. It covers both face-to-face and distance or online delivery.
PLD that is in or across school or kura is equally as valid and beneficial as that from an external provider.
Teacher aides are welcome to apply for support for professional learning that the teacher aide and their supervisor agree would be beneficial for their professional development, school, and students and ākonga.
A list of some relevant PLD courses is available on the Professional Learning and Development page on the NZEI website. The list is not exhaustive, and you can apply for PLD funding for professional learning that is not listed.