To be eligible for training funding, health professionals wishing to enter vocational programmes funded by Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) must be New Zealand citizens or hold a permanent resident visa.
HWNZ will consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Prerequisites include:
- The prospective trainee works, or will be working, in a vulnerable service or region, as determined by the HWNZ Board.
- It is a vocational training programme for which there are insufficient New Zealand citizen/permanent resident candidates.
- The prospective trainee intends to obtain a permanent resident visa and provides evidence of their commitment to remain in New Zealand long-term.
Health Workforce New Zealand
PO Box 5013