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.
More information about the Hauora Māori Training Fund is available on the Te Whatu Ora website.