Te Ara Oranga

If you are Māori and Pasifika and choose to study nursing or health with MIT, you’ll get support throughout your journey from study to employment with Te Ara Oranga (TAO).

Be supported on your MIT journey with Te Ara Oranga

Are you Māori or Pasifika and passionate about health?
Do you want to make a positive difference to, and for, Māori and Pasifika health?

If you are Māori and Pasifika and choose to study nursing, health and counselling or social work with MIT, you’ll get support throughout your journey from study to employment with Te Ara Oranga (TAO).

What is Te Ara Oranga?

Te Ara Oranga is a health workforce development service to support Māori or Pasifika students throughout their journey, from study to employment.

MIT and Te Whatu Ora (Counties Manukau Health) are working in partnership, through TAO, to support 1000 Māori and Pasifika students into the health workforce by December 2025.

If you're Māori or Pasifika and interested in helping people and whole communities to reach their health potential, then contact the team at TAO.

You'll get support from day one

When you join TAO, we will walk with you on your journey from enrolment to graduation, and on to direct health workforce employment opportunities.

Together we will:

  • Support you to set your health career pathway vision
  • Identify the programme(s) that will support you to achieve your vision
  • Work with you to help you apply and enrol into the right MIT nursing, health or social work programme
  • Link you to helpful learning tips
  • Help you find a placement or otherwise put you in a good position to start working.

Register with Te Ara Oranga

Register today with TAO and together we will celebrate our cultural identity as Māori and Pasifika peoples who will make a positive contribution to the growth and development of Aotearoa New Zealand health workforce.

Register now

Explore your study options within
Nursing, Health and Counselling or Social Work

Whether you are looking at becoming a registered nurse, or want to develop policy as a health practitioner, there are options to suit you at MIT.

Our nursing, health and counselling and social work programmes start at level 3, and go right through to level 7 bachelor programmes. We have full-time, part-time, and online options so you can choose a study option to fit your life.

Many of our programmes are open-entry, and your study could be free*. Check out our free study options and funding and scholarship support.

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See why more people choose MIT

MIT has been awarded the highest possible rating, Category One, by the NZQA. We are the quality choice.

But don't just take our word for it, see why more people choose MIT.

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Apply now for our next intake

If you know what you want to study and you’re ready to take the next step to your dream job, apply now and secure your place.

If you need help deciding what to study, or need support with your application, the TAO team are available online from 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Contact us via tearaoranga@manukau.ac.nz(Please contact us by email, to check availability outside of these hours).

Due to high demand, we recommend applying early.

Apply now

See what our students and grads have to say about Te Ara Oranga