Health Professional Learning & Development


Health Work Force New Zealand: Nursing Post Graduate Funding 2023


Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) funding assists Registered Nurses undertaking postgraduate (level 8) Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) and New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved papers towards a formal postgraduate qualification.


Applications for Post-graduate funding for 2024 will open from 21 August to 20 October, 2023, through here.  


As part of your application you must also submit a Manager declaration and a Professional Career Development Plan


Applicants with a current Professional Development Recognition Portfolio (PDRP) will be prioritised.


If you wish to discuss your study options contact Deborah Mudgway, HWNZ Coordinator by phone: 021 573 348 or by email:


For more information on your study options/pathways for 2023, please see the attached information supplied by some of the tertiary providers. 




Education Resources

PDRP Portal 

Education Booklet 2024 (PDF) 



Postgraduate Nursing Information


Auckland University - Nurse Practitioner Training Programme Announcment

Auckland University Postgraduate Nursing Handbook 2024

HWNZ Prioritisation Framework 2023

NPTP Application advice

Nurse Practitioner Training Programme Announcement

PG Diploma in Nursing - Nurse Prescribing

PG Massey Nursing Handbook

Postgraduate Nursing at AUT

Victoria University Nursing Science Pathway Flyer 2023

Victoria University Postgraduate Courses Flyer 2023

Whitireia Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic 

Whitireia Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care

Whitireia Postgraduate Certificate in Gerontology

Whitireia Postgraduate Certificate in Specialty-Perioperative Care

Whitireia PG Cert, Dip and Masters Professional Practice 2024


Te Pou Funding


Skills matter clinical leadership in nursing practice - Te Pou scholarship

Skills matter funded post graduate programmes for the mental health and addictions workforce