With Auckland in Level 3 restrictions, and the rest of the country in Level 2, Te Pou offices are now closed. However, our team is working from home, and can be contacted by email or phone as usual - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

With Auckland in Level 3 restrictions, and the rest of the country in Level 2, Te Pou offices are now closed. However, our team is working from home, and can be contacted by email or phone as usual - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Skills Matter

Skills Matter provides funding for postgraduate mental health and addiction training.

About Skills Matter

Te Pou manages Skills Matter funding on behalf of Health Workforce New Zealand.

Skills Matter provides funding for postgraduate training for new graduates and existing practitioners working in DHB, NGO and primary care settings, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and addiction practitioners. 

All programmes:

Studying or thinking about it?

If you're a prospective student, you should:

If you're a current student, you should:

Managers and employers

If you're a manager or employer:

Non-government organisations (NGOs)

Students from NGOs are eligible to apply to all courses.

However, if an NGO-based nurse is interested in applying for the new entry to specialist practice: mental health and addiction nursing (NESP) programme they should indicate their interest to Te Pou in the first instance.

The following guides outline some considerations for NGO-based students and employers.