New Zealand

Kia ora and welcome to the Aotearoa New Zealand section of Trinity’s website.

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, our Chief Executive, Sarah Kemp, explains that “Our primary concern is the health and wellbeing of our candidates, examiners and staff, so all Trinity exams remain currently suspended. We are reviewing this position on a daily basis, following guidance from UK and international governments. We will advise when exams will recommence, with this likely being a phased return around the world.” 

Here in New Zealand, we are making positive gains in our fight against the coronavirus, and although much uncertainty remains, if current trends continue, we may see schools re-open by the middle of the year. If schools are open, we can hold exams. With this in mind, we have extended the closing dates for forthcoming exam sessions:

  • August/September was Friday 15 May, NOW Friday 12 June
  • October to December
    • Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Timaru and Otago were Friday 24 July, NOW Friday 14 August
    • all other centres were Friday 31 July, NOW Friday 21 August

Our written exams remain on Saturday 7 November, closing date Friday 18 September. 

Updates will be posted here shortly in advance of the June closing date for August/September exams, and the August closing date for October to December exams.

Please visit the Ministry of Health website for guidance.

We hope you and your whanau remain safe and well in these challenging times.

Kia kaha
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Exam information

  • Please see the page links above for exam entry details
  • We currently offer CertTESOL in New Zealand
  • Local representatives administer exam entries - please see NZ contacts for details.
  • To become a Registered Centre please click here.

Trinity ISE and studying in New Zealand

Trinity’s Integrated Skills in English (ISE) exam is recognised increasingly across institutions in New Zealand as evidence of English language proficiency – further recognition information.

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Page last updated 12 May 2020.


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