Hauora Māori Training Fund (Scholarship) 2017

Applications are now open!

The Waikato District Health Board is pleased to announce the opening of the Health Workforce New Zealand Hauora Maori Training Fund (Scholarship) for 2017!

This training fund was created to remove barriers for working kaimahi within the health or disability sector, who are looking to study in 2017 toward a Level 2-7 (excluding degrees) NZQA accredited training programme, course or qualification. It is open to the entire Māori non-regulated health and disability workforce within the Waikato DHB district.

How can this scholarship support me?

This scholarship supports our kaimahi by providing financial assistance in relation to:

  • Course related fees
  • Travel and accommodation*
  • Cultural support and/or mentoring*
  • Course related resources*

*conditions apply

Who can apply?

If you are:

  • Māori
  • a NZ citizen (or hold a NZ residency permit)
  • employed by the Waikato DHB or a service that is funded by the Waikato DHB or Ministry of Health? (Including, but not limited to, Māori providers, primary healthcare, aged care (community, all levels of residential care facilities), rural healthcare etc.)
  • part of the non-regulated health workforce
  • a kaimahi that works over 10 hours a week
  • studying in 2017

And, if your qualification:

  • falls within the health and disability sector
  • is a certificate, diploma or graduate certificate level qualification? (Level 2-7 excluding degrees)
  • is NZQA or ITO accredited

…then you may be an eligible recipient for the fund!


Download your copy of the 2017 application form here [PDF, 134 KB].

Then email your completed application form (and associated documents) through to the Hauora Māori Training Co-ordinator for processing.

All applications must be received by Tuesday, 28th of February 2017.

If you would like more information about the training fund or require assistance in completing the online application form, please email: Nikki Haereroa (Hauora Māori Training Fund Co-ordinator) on Nikki.Haereroa@waikatodhb.health.nz