Te Pou has funded 1,328 places on Skills Matter training programmes since taking over the management of the Skills Matter contract in 2008.
In 2012 Skills Matter funded 270 trainee places, an increase from 260 per year in 2010 and 2011. Over half of these places (149, or 55 per cent) were allocated to the New Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP) – Mental Health and Addiction Nursing programme.
This page includes graphs illustrating information about past and present Skills Matter-funded students, such as ethnicity, occupations, employers and age range. You'll also find facts and figures about the travel and accommodation assistance grant and information about the programmes which have been funded since 2008.
On this page:
- Ethnicity of Skills Matter students 2008-2012
- Age range of Skills Matter students 2008-2012
- Occupations of Skills Matter students 2008-2012
- Employers of Skills Matter students 2010-2012
- Number of Skills Matter students by programme 2008-2012
- Contracted places by programme 2008-2012
- Percentage of students by programme claiming travel and accommodation grants 2010-2012
- Explanatory note
Note: The 'other' column is largely made up of non-government organisations (NGOs).
Note: In 2011 and 2012 the average travel and accommodation grant allocated to each student was $930.
- With the exception of the chart showing contracted places, charts show numbers of actual students rather than funded places. While in most cases one funded place equates to one student, students on some programmes use part-funded places and so one funded place may support more than one student.