Post Graduate Education

Post Graduate Nursing Coordinator

The Nurse Coordinator Post Graduate Education is available throughout the year for advice and assistance with planning your postgraduate pathway.
Assistance is also available to help with any enrollment difficulties and with claiming of allocated funds at the end of each semester.

To contact the nurse coordinator email:

About Post Graduate Funding

Funding is provided for postgraduate nursing qualifications as part of government strategies to increase the knowledge and skill of the health workforce and improve health outcomes for all New Zealanders.

This funding is for programmes which are Nursing Council of NZ approved and meet level eight requirements on the NZQA scale.


To be eligible for HWNZ Postgraduate Nursing Training funding each trainee shall:

  • be registered as a nurse or a nurse practitioner under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003)
  • hold a current annual practising certificate (APC) with no restrictions on that APC that would negatively impact on their ability to participate in the programme
  • be currently employed as a registered nurse by a health service that is funded by the DHB or Ministry of Health from Vote Health 
  • 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 education provider.

See below links for information about Post Graduate specifications and prioritisation:

Applications for funding are for the entire year following application and are open from early September through to 15th October.

Please complete a Career Plan with your Manager before application - click the link below:


Please email your Electronic Application Form and then scan and email your Career Plan/  Managers signed copy of the application form to

Late applications will be placed on a wait-list and may be provided with funding at a later date due to withdrawals from study programmes.

Please Note: Semester One funding is allocated in December and Semester Two is allocated in April every year.

Next Step:

Please complete the University Admission Process (this can take a long time), please enrol in your course when applications are open (do not wait for funding to do this). 

Whangarei Academic Clinics

One on one support offered from Auckland University with Dr Ann McKillop.
Please email for an appointment.

Whangarei Academic Road Show

Mid to Far North Nurses please email  for a V/C or phone appointment.

Date Location Time
18 September 2018 - Whangarei Hospital, 4th floor meeting
- The University of Auckland
- Massey University
Far North Academic Road Show
Date Location Time
27 August 2018 Te Tai Tokerau PHO                                                                 
Academic Pathway support with Dr Ann McKillop
Senior Lecturer School of Nursing
Faculty of Medical and Health Science
University of Auckland

Maori and Pacific Support

NDHBMaori/Pacific HWNZ Support Funding

Claim Process

PG Ed Claim Forms

Maori Pacific Support Supervision/Mentor

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