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Hauora Māori Training Fund

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Applications are open for the Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) Hauora Māori Training Fund – Non-Regulated Workforce.

The Hauora Māori Training Fund supports the non-regulated workforce to complete certificate, diploma and graduate diploma study at levels 3-6.

Applicants must be either working, volunteering or intending to work in the health sector and contribute to improved health outcomes for Māori.  The funding can be used when attending a training programme to complete a relevant qualification to support delivery of health and disability services to Māori. This funding covers kaimahi who are employed in services funded by Te Whatu Ora MidCentral or the Ministry of Health.

These include, but are not exclusive to:
  • Te Whatu Ora campuses
  • primary healthcare organisations
  • non-government organisations
  • iwi providers
  • hospices
  • aged care facilities (such as private hospitals or residential care facilities).
Eligibility Criteria
  • Whakapapa Māori
  • New Zealand Citizenship
  • Have management support to undertake the study
  • Be working or volunteering in the health sector (as above)
  • Studying towards an undergraduate certificate or diploma course that is NZQA registered levels 3 – 6 or ITO approved.
  • The training will result in a non-regulated qualification that improves Māori health outcomes
Note: Degrees and post graduate studies are not supported by this funding, however and applicant studying at a level 7 paper will be considered and determined by HWNZ.
Funding available
Funding available for HWNZ Hauora Māori Training Fund is up to $5995 per applicant (GST excluded). 
This amount includes:
  • course tuition fees
  • travel subsidy for applicants who are required to travel further than 50km one way from the usual place of work to the agreed training programme location. If a vehicle or transport is provided for by the employer the applicant is not entitled to the travel subsidy
  • backfill to cover the cost (per hour) of releasing the applicant to attend compulsory course study days during their work hours. If the applicant/trainee is required to take annual leave or leave without pay as a study day the employer cannot claim backfill funding
An accommodation subsidy may be available for actual trainee costs for accommodation required at the agreed training programme location.
A maximum of up to $500 is available for course related costs. 
For further information and to apply please contact Romaine Rāhui, Te Whatu Ora – MidCentral

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