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About Funding

 

Funding we administer:

  • The three PG Certificate ("core") courses:  Health Workforce New Zealand funding via Skills Matter of Te Pou
  • CBT Courses: Mental Health Directorate funding via Werry Wharaurau
  • Youth Forensic Psychiatry Course: Mental Health Directorate funding via Werry Wharaurau

This funding is limited. That means that every year we need to make a selection. Some applicants will be advised to find another source of funding or to try again the following year. 

Selection Criteria

All complete applications received will be considered.

Selection is by a committee of the teaching staff approved by the Head of Department

Selection is based on the following (not in order of importance):

  1. Timeliness of your application for funding (completing and returning the Application)
  2. Timeliness of completion of your application for a Univeristy place
  3. Level of need (your own and that of the population/area you serve)
  4. Support from your service (willingness to work with University and to provide study leave and mentorship; your Manager / Service Leader is welcome to email a letter of support to: v.ajello@auckland.ac.nz).

Other Funding

The funds we administer are not the only sources of funding available.

You can seek funding from other sources such as:

 If you cannot get funding, then you can apply for a study loan via StudyLink

Deadline

Applications for Funding for the following year open on 1 November (Note that applications for enrolment via Student Services Online are already open).

You are encouraged to submit a completed application as soon as you are able after 1 September.

Selections are made by a committee of teaching staff.

You will be notified of the outcome by end of January.

Te Pou Funding for the Certificate (the Core Courses)

 

Eligibility for Te Pou funding:

Check the eligibility criteria given in the Skills Matter website under Core skills for specialist practice in infant, child and adolescent mental health and addiction

If you have questions about your eligibility, contact administrator Ben.

As well as tuition fees, for those outside Auckland there is Te Pou funding for travel and accommodation

  • Apply by completing the form given here
  • Save the completed form as a Word doc with your surname first in the title then send it, together with your CV, as an attachment to an email to ben.harvey@auckland.ac.nz

Note that the application needs to be completed on computer (no scans) and that it includes parts for your Manager / Service leader and for your Mentor. (Completion and submission of these parts is equivalent to a signature from Manager and from Mentor; completed applications received from you will be emailed to your Manager and to your Mentor)

Funding for CBT courses

 

Eligibility for Whāraurau funding:

  • A relevant degree/qualification (occupational therapy, psychology, nursing, medicine, social work). (Application for exemption can be made on the grounds of relevant experience & non‐degree qualifications).
  • You need to be working with children & / or adolescents with difficulties related to mental health / substance use.
  • First priority will be given to registered health professionals employed in a clinical role working with children and adolescents in a DHB or NGO mental health and addiction service, or in a mental health role in a PHO. However, those doing similar work in roles and services funded by other Ministries will also be considered.
  • New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents 
  • Have completed the core (Certificate) courses or equivalent.

 As well as tuition fees, for those outside Auckland there is some funding for travel and accommodation

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact administrator Ben.

As well as tuition fees, for those outside Auckland there is some funding for travel and accommodation

Apply by completing the form given here, saving it as a Word doc with your surname first in the title, and then emailing it, together with your CV, as an attachment to an email to  ben.harvey@auckland.ac.nz

Note that the application needs to be completed on computer (no scans) and that it includes parts for your Manager / Service leader and for your Supervisor. (Completion and submission of these parts is equivalent to a signature from Manager and from Supervisor; completed applications received from you will be emailed to your Manager and to your Supervisor)

Funding for Youth Forensic Psychiatry

 

“Thank you for your interest in the Youth Forensic Psychiatry course. Applications for 2021 have now closed. Please email sherie.crosby@auckland.ac.nz to go on the waitlist for 2022. Please come back here again in October to apply for next year. We look forward to your future enquiry later in the year.”

Eligibility for Whāraurau funding:

  • A relevant degree/qualification (occupational therapy, psychology, nursing, medicine, social work). (Application for exemption can be made on the grounds of relevant experience & non‐degree qualifications).
  • You need to be working with young adults & / or adolescents with difficulties related to mental health / substance use / legal matters (including care & protection, youth justice), or in a forensic setting.
  • First priority will be given to registered health professionals employed in a clinical role working with young adults and adolescents in a DHB or NGO mental health and addiction service, or in a mental health role in a PHO. However, those doing similar work in roles and services funded by other Ministries will also be considered. 
  • New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents 

As well as tuition fees, for those outside Auckland there is funding for travel and accommodation

if you have questions about your eligibility, please contact Sherie. 

Apply by completing the form given here, saving it with your surname first in the title, and then emailing it, as an attachment to an email to sherie.crosby@auckland.ac.nz

Note that the application needs to include the parts for your Manager / Service leader (Completion and submission of these parts is equivalent to a signature from Manager; completed applications received from you will be emailed to your Manager). 

 

Please NOTE: an application for funding is not the same as an Application for Enrolment in the course. 

Please kindly follow these steps to complete your admission and enrolment process:

 (1) Please log into the application portal to accept the offer of COP for the first semester intake.

 (2) Please log into Student Services Online and enrol PSYCHIAT 773A for the first semester and PSYCHIAT 773B for the second semester. You can view the demo video for instructions of how to enrol. If you encounter any difficulties in the enrolment, please email some screenshots to fmhs@auckland.ac.nz so that we can investigate the problems. 

If you have any further queries or wish to discuss this in person, please feel free to contact us again or come into the FMHS Student Centre. You can also book an appointment with a student adviser.

 
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