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.
- combine academic and workplace learning
- are at postgraduate level (levels 8 and 9 in the New Zealand qualifications framework)
- are underpinned by the Let's get real framework.
Te Pou manages Skills Matter funding on behalf of the Ministry of Health.
Applications for a funded place on a programme must be made directly through the relevant tertiary institute.