Hauora Maori Workforce funding is available for enrolment in nationally-accredited courses (levels 2-7, excluding degree courses).

People who are eligible for this funding will:
  • be currently employed by a health or disability service or by a service that is funded by us or the Ministry of Health in a 0.25 FTE role or greater

  • have Māori whakapapa

  • be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident

  • have the support of their employer

  • enrol in a course that meets our Māori health/disability workforce priorities and meets the entry criteria required by the training provider.


Funding is not available for people who:
  • are studying in a programme not accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) or an Industry Training Organisation (ITO)

  • already enrolled in a sponsored study programme under the Māori Provider Development Scheme (MPDS)

  • have a current Ministry of Health Hauora Scholarship or are participating in another Hauora Māori Workforce-funded programme

  • who are mental health employees (separate funding is available)

  • who want to enrol in mental health or addiction training programmes.


Hauora Māori Workforce funding covers reimbursements for:
  • tuition fees

  • cultural supervision or support

  • travel subsidies for people who are required to travel further than 100km by road one way from their usual place of work to the agreed training programme location

  • accommodation subsidies (maximum of $100 per night) for people who have to travel to their course

  • course-related resources (maximum of $300 per person on a pro-rata basis).


How to apply

Complete the application form (including endorsement and declaration) and send it with your CV and other documentation by end of November/early December. Send semester two applications no later than early July or as soon as you have enrolled.

Send applications to [email protected] and contact Melissa for further information or assistance.