The Hauora Māori Training Fund has been developed for the Kaiāwhina/unregulated Māori health and disability workforce.

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.

Successful applicants will be selected on the following criteria:

  • be currently employed by a DHB health/disability service, or by a health/disability service that is funded by the DHB or the Ministry of Health
  • demonstrate a commitment to and/or competence in Māori health and/or disability studies
  • have Māori whakapapa and/or proven cultural links with Te Ao Māori and Māori communities
  • be a New Zealand citizen or hold a New Zealand permanent 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
  • complete a registration form for Kia Ora Hauora
  • submit their CV and career plan
  • provide evidence of any NZQA training and results.

The specifications exclude applicants:

  • who receive scholarships or other funding from the Ministry of Health that covers any of the same components as this specification
  • who are studying in a programme not approved by NZQA
  • already in a sponsored study programme
  • who are Mental health workers, nurses, allied health professionals (separate funding is available)
  • who are studying for degrees or masters programmes.

For further information about the Hauora Māori Training Fund and to apply, please contact the Ministry of Health at