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Want to know how much one of our qualifications or programmes costs? The enrolment fees are listed on each qualification or programme page. Just follow our qualifications page to select the qualification or programme you’re after.

2024 programme prices can be found here:

Download 2024 Price list     See non domestic learner fees

Definition of Employer-led enrolments and Full Service enrolments


Grants and funding options are available

A number of grants and rebates are available to help meet the costs of attaining Careerforce qualifications.

Apprenticeship Boost:

  • The Apprenticeship Boost programme, effective from 1 August 2020 provides a wage subsidy for new and existing apprentices in their first two years of training, encouraging employers to retain their current apprentices, and to take on new apprentices.
  • Learn more under Apprenticeship Boost.

Fees Free:

  • Learners may be eligible for free training under the Government’s Fees Free tertiary education and training is a policy introduced in 2018.
  • Learn more and how to check eligibility under Fees Free.

Te Pou Training Grants for the Mental Health and Addictions Sector:

  • Te Pou’s CPSLE training and professional development grant is now open for applications (closed midday March 2024)

Te Pou Training Grants for the Disability Sector:

  • Te Pou grants are available to assist employers with the costs of training at a national certificate or diploma level. Applications are received throughout the year.
  • Learn more about these grants on the Te Pou website.

Le Va Mental Health and Addiction Scholarships:

  • These scholarships are for Pasifika trainees and include fees, expenses and mentoring support.
  • Learn more about these scholarships on the Le Va website.

Hauora Māori Training Fund:

  • 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. 
  • Find out more under Hauora Māori Training Fund.

Pacific Health Scholarships:

  • Te Whatu Ora Pacific Health Scholarships support the development of our Pacific health and disability workforce.
  • The Scholarships contribute to tuition fees for eligible students of indigenous Pacific Islands descent undertaking a course in medical and health or disability-related studies, accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
  • Learners enrolled in a Careerforce qualification may be eligible for up to $5,000 towards their fees.
  • Find out more about Pacific Health Scholarships at 



Employer-led enrolments – the employer assigns one of their own workplace based staff members to provide assessment support to the trainee (marking assessments, providing feedback, and registering assessment results). In larger organisations, this may be a dedicated role, while in smaller organisations, these responsibilities will likely be in addition to their core role with the organisation (e.g. as a registered nurse). Workplace based assessors need to be registered with Careerforce, have completed 4098 assessor training and have ‘scope’ to assess. These assessors receive ongoing support from the Careerforce Assessor Operations team.

Full Service Enrolments – learners are assigned an assessor by Careerforce, and who provides full assessment services to the trainee for the duration of the training programme (marking assessments, providing feedback, and registering assessment results). However, workplace based training by its very nature is a tripartite relationship between the learner, the employer and Careerforce. The employer is still responsible for creating a supportive learning environment, tracking the training progress of their staff, providing additional supports to their staff learners as and when required (e.g. study time, mentor/buddy supports), and providing observations as evidence to support the assessment decision.