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Post Graduate Education

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.


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:






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