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 NMH health or disability service or by a service that is funded by NMH or the Ministry of Health in a 0.25 FTE role or greater
  • have Maori whakapapa
  • be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident
  • have the support of their employer
  • enrol in a course that meets NMH Maori health/disability workforce priorities meet 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 Maori Provider Development Scheme (MPDS)
  • have a current Ministry of Health Hauora Scholarship or who are participating in another Hauora Maori Workforce-funded programme
  • who are mental health employees (separate funding is available)
  • who want to enrol in mental health or addictions training programmes.
Hauora Maori 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 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 Trina.McKay@nmdhb.govt.nz and contact Trina for further information or assistance.