• Non-regulated workforce
  • Supporting employees in the health and disability sector

Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) works on initiatives aimed at developing a workforce capable of supporting the delivery of health targets. HWNZ and Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) are working together to provide training support/opportunities for the non-regulated workforce to develop formal competencies in their current roles, and develop their potential to move into other health sectors as relevant. The Hauora Māori Training Fund is contracted to CCDHB's Māori Health Development Group.

The training fund supports the non-regulated workforce to attain certificates, diplomas and graduate diplomas and the levels of training range from Levels 2 to 7* on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) framework. There are criteria and requirements for all applications to do Level 7* training. The outcome of these applications will be determined by HWNZ.

Degrees and masters papers are not eligible for funding support from the Hauora Māori Training Fund, as other funding opportunities exist to support these training programmes. 

Apply today if you are:

  • an employee of CCDHB, or a health and/or disability service that is either funded by CCDHB or the Ministry of Health
  • can demonstrate a commitment to/or competence in Māori health
  • can whakapapa and/or have cultural links with Te Ao Māori and Māori communities
  • a New Zealand citizen or hold a New Zealand permanent residency permit
  • supported by your current employer, who endorses your application
  • meet the entry criteria required by the Tertiary Education Provider

The Hauora Māori Training Fund provides support with:

  • Tuition fees* via a tax invoice from the Tertiary Education Provider.
  • Travel* subsidy, which should be clearly indicated on your application form. This subsidy is only available if you are required to travel further than 50kms by road one-way from your usual place of work to the agreed compulsory training programme.
  • Accommodation* subsidy, which should be clearly indicated on your application form. This subsidy supports your cost for accommodation required at the agreed training programme location.
  • Backfill,* which is the reasonable and actual cost (per hour) of replacing you while you attend the compulsory aspects of your training programmes during your rostered working hours.
  • Course related resources*, for actual costs up to a maximum of $500 per trainee and must be clearly indicated on your application form. This process requires the Hauora Māori Training Fund Coordinator to purchase text book(s) on your behalf. You must provide a recommended reading list from your training provider plus details of the bookstore.
* Conditions apply and enquiries are welcome.

This training fund excludes applicants:

  • who already receive funding from the Ministry of Health for the same training programme.
  • who are studying in a programme not approved by NZQA
  • who are already in a sponsored study programme
  • who are studying for degrees or masters programmes. 

Enquiries and to request an application form:

Hauora Māori Training Fund Coordinator
Capital & Coast DHB
Postal Address: 
Hauora Māori Training Fund
Māori Health Development Group
Private Bag 7902 
Wellington Regional Hospital
Wellington South 6021

Last updated 7 September 2020.