Goodbye fees, study health for free.
As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, you can now study four of our health programmes for free^.
Make a real difference to people’s health and well-being.
Study one of our recognised qualifications in healthcare and you'll open the door to a rewarding career helping others make positive changes.
You'll learn how to care for people, families and entire communities.
Whether you want to become a health support worker, mental health and addiction support worker or counsellor, we can help you get there.
Our programmes will give you the skills and confidence to change lives.
Māori and Pasifika pathways
If you are of Māori or Pasifika descent and are passionate about making a difference to the health and wellbeing of your people you can get additional support on your study journey with Te Ara Oranga.
Learn with like-minded people in an environment that works around your needs and supports you to succeed. You’ll also get connected with future employers, opening doors to your health career pathway.
Other healthcare-related study areas you may be interested in:
^Free study for the specified qualifications may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.
The following programmes are available in this area of study:
- New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)
- New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strands in Community Healthwork and Mental Health and Addiction Support
- New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Education and Social Sciences
- New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Nursing Studies