Looking for a change in career?
Our Specialised NZSL Tutors Programme is three terms of intensive training, with the opportunity to be a Seecom NZSL Tutor at the end of it. That's right - a paid job at the completion of your training!
Right now we are inundated with NZSL teaching opportunities, working in both mainstream schools and Kura Kaupapa Māori, and professional development for various organisations. We're at the point where we need more tutors urgently to keep up with the demand. That's where you come in!
Who is it for?
This programme is designed to take you right from Beginners to Advanced over the three terms, so you prior experience with NZSL is not a requirement. Our students come from all walks of life, including:
- Educators who are looking for a change, perhaps wanting to work part-time at their own pace;
- Parents with a passion for NZSL and who are looking to work hours that suit their family life;
- People who have worked within the Deaf community;
- Anyone with a love of NZSL!
We welcome all who wish to apply but it's imperative that you have a "sign language is for everyone" attitude! Upon completing the programme you progress through to our Seecom Tutor Induction Process, where your opportunity to earn an income with us begins!
Classes are run on a term by term basis, with students starting with the Kākano (Beginners) programme and progressing on each term (Māhuri (Intermediate) & Rākau (Advanced)). Due to popular demand, we run these programmes every term so you don't have to wait long to join!
Cost: $650 per term
Where: Anywhere nationwide! All you need is a computer and access to Wi-Fi
Each term includes 10x one hour sessions held via online video, and various course assessments. Sessions are recorded and saved in our members only area on our website, so that you can review these as you wish.
This course also includes Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Next Programme Intake: 23 July 2018 (registrations open now)
What people say about our courses:
"Absolutely love the relaxed & professional atmosphere & approach to learning, & so much fun. I definitely would recommend this course to others, well worth it! Everyone should learn how to Sign, it's such a beautiful language."
- Sheryl Hawea-Hemi (Facebook)
"Love it, so relevant and easy to learn. I would definitely recommend this course to others."
- Mayron Witihera (Facebook)