Health Workforce New Zealand Postgraduate Nursing Funding (old)

Health Workforce New Zealand Postgraduate Nursing Funding (old)


Welcome to Southern DHB’s Postgraduate education for Registered Nurses program.


DHBs throughout New Zealand have responsibility for identifying and prioritising funding for postgraduate training needs for all registered nurses within their district who are employed by health and disability services funded by the DHB or Ministry of Health.  health workforce 

The graduate nurse represents the future of the nursing profession and as such we believe you should have the opportunity to develop your professional and practice roles in a supportive environment that models excellence in nursing practice, leadership, professionalism and best practice principles.

The purpose of these pages is to provide information relating to Health Workforce NZ (formerly CTA) funding and support available for nursing postgraduate study.

Assisting key stakeholders in postgraduate education to be well informed and assist the decision-making process around postgraduate study is a key focus. 

Key stakeholders include:

  • Registered Nurses / Midwives considering postgraduate study
  • Nursing / Midwifery Leadership
  • Health providers
  • Line Managers
  • Educators

Health Workforce New Zealand Postgraduate Nursing information is current at the time of issue.  All efforts will be made to publicise significant changes to processes as they occur at the earliest possible time.


Information and Promotional Resources 

Please select your Southern District Health Board Regional Health Workforce New Zealand Information Handbook, Flyer or Funding Priorities pamphlet by clicking the link below.


Postgraduate Nursing

HWNZ PG Nursing Application Form Funding Priorities Pamphlet HWNZ Handbook
  • Under Review
HWNZ Policy Funding Reimbursement Claim Forms District Education Funding Poster


  Training Providers Expo  
  • Dunedin, Wed 10 Sept 14

  • Invercargill, Thurs 11 Sept 14

Application period for 2015 funding opens Monday 1 September and closes at 5pm on Monday 13 October 2014


Applications / Administration enquiries to:

Leanne Gardner
Administrator – Postgraduate Nursing Education (HWNZ Funding)
Knowledge Centre, Box 20
Private Bag 1921
Dunedin 9054
Ph: 03 470 9673


All other enquiries to:

Jo Dobson - RN
Coordinator - Postgraduate Nursing Education (HWNZ Funding)
Knowledge Centre
Dunedin Hospital
Ph: 03 470 9673