Māori and Pasifika Trades Training MPTT Scholarships
If you are New Zealand Māori or Pasifika, aged 16-40 years old, you could get free fees for many of our trade qualifications.
Are you New Zealand Māori or Pasifika, 16-40 years old and want a trade qualification?
The Auckland Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) Scholarship programme is an initiative to encourage young Māori and Pasifika people to gain trade qualifications, New Zealand apprenticeships and employment.
This scholarship entitles you to free* tuition fees for the 2023 academic year, 'navigator' support to help guide and support you into a job in the trades, and a work readiness programme that will successfully prepare you into long term employment.
MPTT programmes for 2023
The Maori & Pasifika Trades Training office at MIT will advise if you will be required to attend a discussion.
You must meet the eligibility criteria to qualify for the MPTT Scholarship.
You are of New Zealand Māori ancestry and/or Pasifika ancestry, the latter being from the independent and sovereign nations of the South Pacific (including the Republic of Fiji, The Kingdom of Tonga, Samoa, the Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Nauru, Niue and Kiribati). It also includes the atolls of Tokelau for which New Zealand is administratively and constitutionally responsible
It is very important that you identify as being of New Zealand Māori and/or Pacific descent when you apply for the programme that you wish to study in. If you do not identify as Māori or Pacific on your programme of study application form (not this form) you will need to provide evidence to support your ethnicity for the MPTT Scholarship
You are aged between 16-40 years old at the start of your programme and;
You are a New Zealand Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen and;
You’re enrolled in a programme approved for MPTT Scholarship funding.
How much is the scholarship worth?
The value of the scholarship can vary according to the cost of your programme of study. The MPTT scholarship will cover your compulsory tuition fees for this academic year.
The MPTT scholarship does not cover short courses or block courses that are attached to your programme.
MPTT scholarship programme
All scholarship recipients are required to adhere to the following terms and conditions:
Regular attendance to your classes throughout the duration of your course. We will check with your tutor/s to ensure your attendance and overall performance within your course/study remains at a high standard
Attend all MPTT 'work-readiness' workshops and discussions as and when required by your navigator
Maintain regular contact with your MPTT navigator
Attendance and participation in MPTT events and projects as and when required by the MPTT office
Fully consent to MIT and/or MPTT staff informing the person I’ve nominated to act as my recommended support person or organisation and navigator of my academic progress and overall performance when required.
When do I need to apply?
You may apply for the MPTT scholarship at any time however, no further action will be taken until you have applied, been accepted and enrolled into your programme of study first. Late applications up to six months after you have commenced your study will be considered and will be based on your overall performance but subject to discussions with the MPTT navigators before final approval is granted.
What is the process?
Ensure that you have applied for your programme of study first
Check that you are eligible to apply
Complete the MPTT scholarship form online, via email or you can hand in your completed scholarship form to the Ask Me! student services centre’s located in Ōtara or Manukau
Remember to include all additional documentation.
The Māori and Pasifika Trades Training office at MIT will advise when you will be required to attend a discussion.
You will need to scan and upload a signed support person statement to support your application. You may also need to supply your current CV along with any current licences you may have, for example, site safe or first aid.
Visit an Ask Me! student services centre in Ōtara or Manukau. You will need to bring your completed application form, your signed support person statement to support your application and you may also need to supply your current CV along with any current licences you may have, for example, site safe or first aid.
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*Free study for up to one year for Levels 3 and 4 may be available under Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT), a government-led training initiative to encourage young Māori and Pasifika people to gain trade qualifications. All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.