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Hauora Maori Scholarships

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Hauora Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) in partnership with MidCentral DHB (MDHB) are offering training funds to be administered by the Maori Directorate, MDHB.

Funding is available for training at levels 2-7 (excluding degrees) and includes funding towards study fees, clinical back fill, travel, accommodation and Māori support.

The scholarship is available to Māori workers employed by MDHB or by a health/disability service which is funded by the District Health Board or Ministry of Health who wish to pursue training in the health and disability sector.
This training aims to support the non-regulated workforce to develop formal competencies in their current roles, and develop their potential to move into other health sector roles and careers.


What does the funding cover?

There is a fixed amount for each approved trainee, dependent on the course of study.
  • Course Fees
  • Backfill
  • Travel and Accommodation

Course Fees

Covered up to a limit.


To cover expense for replacement of another employee.

Travel and Accommodation Costs

These are subsidised only. This subsidy has to be indicated clearly on the application form. This funding is available ONLY if the compulsory study days are held more than 100km away.

Travel and accommodation is organised through YOUR own services and should be processed at least four weeks prior to your travel dates so that they can get the most cost efficient prices.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants must be currently employed by a DHB or a Iwi/Māori health and disability service, or by a health and disability service that is funded by the DHB, PHO or the MoH.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and/or competence in Māori health and/or disability studies.
  • Have whakapapa and/or cultural links with Te Ao Māori or Māori Communities.
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or hold a New Zealand residency permit as conferred by the New Zealand Immigration Service.
  • Have evidence of support by their current employer to meet the training requirements.
  • Meet the entry criteria required by the training provider.
  • Part time study will be funded on a pro-rata basis, where the trainee meets all other eligibility criteria.

Trainees are not eligible if:

  • They receive scholarships or other funding from the Ministry of Health that covers any of the same components as this specification
  • They are employed in mental health services.

Hauora Maori Funded Programme Examples:

  • Cert Asthma and Other Respiratory Conditions
  • Cert Achievement in Health Promotion (Shortcourse).
  • MIT Dip Health Promotion (Manukau-Auckland)
  • EIT (Hawkes Bay) Cert/Dip in Health Promotion
  • Otago Undergraduate Cert in Health Promotion
  • Cert Māori Child & Family Health
  • Cert Kaupapa Māori Health Professionals
  • Cert Hauora (Māori Health)
  • Dip in Māori Health
  • Grad Cert Clinical Teaching (Māori)
  • National Cert in Rongoā Maori
  • Certificate in Kaumatua Āwhina
  • Hauora Kaimahi Certificate (Applied)
  • Heke Matauranga Hauora
  • Heke Matauranga Rongoā
  • Heke Matauranga Tupu Ora
  • Institute of Management New Zealand (NZIM), Diploma in Management, Level 5
  • Tipu Ora: Whanau Ora: National Certificate in Hauora Maori – Level 4
  • Tipu Ora: Whanau Ora: National Diploma in Hauora Maori – Level 6
  • Mauriora Health Education Research: Cultural Competency
  • Mauriora Health Education Research: Tikanga Maori
  • Mauriora Health Education Research: Health Literacy
  • Titoki Education: Rongoa Maori 1
  • Titoki Education: Rongoa Maori 2
  • Titoki Education: Rongoa Maori 3
  •  Titoki Education: Medicine Manufacture

Contact Person

Wayne Blissett - Director Maori Strategy, Support and Operations
Maori Directorate, MidCentral DHB
PO Box 2056, Heretaunga Street
Palmerston North

Further Information 

Hauora Maori Funding Application Form
Hauroa Maori Service Specification

Health Workforce New Zealand Training Agency (HWNZ) is a business unit of the Ministry of Health (MoH). Information about HWNZ can be found on the MoH website

Career Information


Scholarship Information

NZ national job portal - are you looking for a job in health?

Send a message to a patient at a MidCentral DHB facility.

General information about Palmerston North Hospital.