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Te Rau Puawai represents an exciting opportunity for students who are seeking a career or to further their qualifications in the area of Māori mental health.
In 2012 Health Workforce New Zealand and Massey University made a three-year commitment to increasing the professionalism of the Māori mental health workforce. Each year the Te Rau Puawai Workforce Programme provides bursaries and learning support for students who are seeking to commence or complete a Massey university qualification in a field of Māori mental health.
Students who receive bursaries are able to enter or continue their Massey programmes, which include undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the following areas:
In return, there is an expectation that graduating students will contribute towards improving Māori mental health by gaining employment in a relevant Māori mental health field. To assist our Te Rau Puawai students, we offer a mentoring programme, a full-time co-ordinator, part-time support tutors, and mentors who all provide academic advice and general learning support.
Both Health Workforce New Zealand and Massey University are confident that Te Rau Puawai will lead to a greatly enhanced Māori health workforce and will play a valuable role in improving Māori health.
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Last updated on Monday 04 April 2016