Continued Professional Development (CPD) Fund for MERAS Members

For MERAS (Midwifery Employee and Advisory Services) members, Continued Professional Development (CPD) Fund of $1,000 will be available each financial year (from 1 July to 30 June), to enable midwives to meet approved professional development relevant to the individual’s professional development requirements including:  

  • Tertiary education courses, papers and programmes (applications for post graduate funding should in the first instance be made to Health Workforce New Zealand for funding administered by NZCOM)
  • External provider workshops or courses
  • Conference registration
  • Costs related to textbooks, travel and accommodation can be considered

To access, please follow the attached process.


Scholarship and PDRP/QLP funding for HHS nurses and midwives

All Hospital and Health Service (HHS) nurses and midwives (including permanent and casual staff) actively participating on the PDRP or QLP may use scholarship and PDRP/QLP funding towards professional development.

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Health Workforce postgraduate study funding for nurses

CCDHB works with Health Workforce (HW) and tertiary education providers to support registered nurses across the district to study towards postgraduate qualifications.

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Te Pou funding for MHAIDS nurses and allied health

Skills Matter provides funding for postgraduate training for new graduates and existing practitioners.

Applications for a funded place must be made directly through the relevant tertiary institution.

There are 6 specific programmes available.

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Please note: If you are considering a clinical masters (Nurse Practitioner) pathway – please first talk to your MHAIDS DoN or ADoN

CNA(NZ) 2020 Scholarship Application

The Board of the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) are very pleased to make available a small number of Scholarships to College of Nurses members for professional development.

Please complete the application form and submit this via email to  Applications close with the College of Nurses office at 4.00pm on Monday, 30 November 2020.

Professional development scholarship for Māori and Pacfic Primary and Aged & Residential Care nurses

As part of CCDHB’s pro-equity approach, we are offering a number of professional development (PD) scholarships for Māori and Pacific Enrolled and Registered Nurses working in Aged and Residential Care (ARC) and Primary settings. PD Scholarships of up to $3,000 per nurse (pro-rata) are available for PD activity and conference attendance. If you meet the criteria (please refer to the guide), please complete the application form and return to by 15th December 2020 for intended activity in 2021.

Primary & ARC Scholarship guide

Primary & ARC Scholarship form

Le Va's Future that Work Scholarships and Support Programme

This scholarship and support programme is to grow the capacity and capability of the Pacific mental health and addiction workforce.

Growing the size and skills if the Pasifika workforce takes more than just financial support. It's also a combination of providing appropriate mentoring, coaching, cultural and pastoral care, as well as support in identifying employment and career pathways.

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Pacific Health Scholarship

The Pacific Health Scholarships (the Scholarships) contribute to improving access to health services for Pacific peoples, by supporting the development of a Pacific health and disability workforce.

Find out more information for future funding rounds here

Pasifika Scholarships

There are many specific awards, exchanges ad scholarships open to our Pasifika students through the Victoria University Wellington scholarships database and the GiveME database.

Find out more about these scholarships at

The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand Research Grant opportunities

The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand have grant opportunities available to fund specialist training for Cardiologists and life-saving research projects into heart disease. 2021 applications are open for the following grants:

Whiteria Scholarships

Last updated 16 August 2022.