Individual employment agreements

Access the current individual employment agreements and their relevant key dates.

Level of compliance Main audience Other

Inform

  • All Staff
  • Boards
  • Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu
  • Kindergarten Services

The following is a list of current individual employment agreement templates for all school staff who are not members of a union, or whose work is not covered by a collective agreement.

Who an individual employment agreement is for

Teachers, principals and all other school staff who aren’t union members must sign an individual employment agreement. Promulgated individual employment agreements are available for most types of employment in schools. You can download the appropriate IEA from the list below.

All employees who are employed full-time or part-time, who are permanent or fixed term (but not casual) and whose work doesn’t fall within the coverage clause of a collective agreement must sign the following individual employment agreement:

Individual Employment Agreement for permanent or fixed-term employees [PDF, 179 KB]
Promulgated 18 March 2022

All casual "as required" employees (such as school transport drivers and hostel workers) who are employed by a Board of Trustees and whose work does not fall within the coverage clause of a collective agreement must sign the following individual employment agreement:

Individual Employment Agreement for casual employees [PDF, 140 KB]
Promulgated 18 March 2022

Teachers’ individual employment agreements

Primary Teachers' Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 230 KB]
Promulgated 1 October 2019

Primary Teachers' Long-Term (Reliever) Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 130 KB]
Promulgated 24 November 2021

Primary Teachers' Short-Term (Reliever) Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 96 KB]

Secondary Teachers' Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 227 KB]
Promulgated 1 October 2019

Secondary Teachers' Long-Term (Reliever) Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 130 KB]
Promulgated 24 November 2021

Secondary Teachers' Short-Term (Reliever) Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 99 KB]

Area School Teachers' Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 228 KB]
Promulgated 1 October 2019

Area School Teachers' Long-Term (Reliever) Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 130 KB]
Promulgated 24 November 2021

Area School Teachers' Short-Term (Reliever) Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 99 KB]

Adult and Community Education Teaching Coordinator Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 232 KB]
Promulgated 3 April 2020

Adult and Community Education (Excluding Teaching Coordinators) Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 241 KB]
Promulgated 3 April 2020

Kindergarten Teachers’ Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 220 KB]
Promulgated 1 October 2019

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Early Childhood Teachers' Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 229 KB]
Promulgated 19 September 2019

Principals’ individual employment agreements

Primary Principals' Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 155 KB]
Promulgated 2 September 2019

Secondary Principals' Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 154 KB]
Promulgated 2 September 2019

Area School Principals' Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 132 KB]
Promulgated 6 September 2019

Other staff individual employment agreements 

Support Staff in Schools' Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 231 KB]
Promulgated 4 July 2022 

School Caretakers', Cleaners' and Canteen Staff Individual Employment Agreement
[PDF, 245 KB]
Promulgated 3 April 2020

Kaiarahi i te Reo and Therapists' Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 147 KB]
Promulgated 4 July 2022

Specialist Residential Schools' Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 156 KB]
Promulgated 4 July 2022

Te Aho o te Kura Pounamu Specialist and Support Staff Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 101 KB]
(for those employees whose work IS covered by the Administration Support Staff Pay Equity Claim)
Promulgated 4 July 2022

Te Aho o te Kura Pounamu Specialist and Support Staff Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 98 KB]
(for those employees whose work IS NOT covered by the Administration Support Staff Pay Equity Claim)
Promulgated 4 July 2022

Secondary and Area School Groundstaff Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 173 KB]
Promulgated 2 June 2020

Foreign Language Assistant Individual Employment Agreement [PDF, 42 KB]
Promulgated 14 December 2015

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