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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.
If you're a prospective student, you should:
If you're a current student, you should:
If you're a manager or employer:
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.