Targeted Training & Apprenticeship Fund

Take advantage of the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) which offers fully-funded programmes for high-demand industries in New Zealand. This fund is part of the Government's Covid-19 recovery strategy.

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To support Aotearoa, New Zealand’s recovery from Covid-19, the Government introduced a Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (often called TTAF). This supports domestic students to study and train for high-demand industries for free. 

The Government are fully-covering tuition fees across a range of programmes, and you just have to pay for any additional costs (like textbooks) or living costs. Full-time students can pay for this themselves or apply for support via Studylink. Part-time students are not generally eligible for support from Studylink but some help might be possible depending on your circumstances.   

Plus, if you complete a TTAF programme, this doesn’t impact your ability to then also use the Fees Free scheme for further study (as long as you’re eligible). 

All the programmes below are fully-funded until 30 June 2023 (as long as you start these in 2022). If your full-time or part-time study passes beyond June 2023, you may be able to access the Fees Free funding for additional support. 

Specific TTAF and Fees Free details are summarised on each individual programme page.

Fully-funded qualifications under the Targeted Training & Apprenticeship Fund

Agriculture & Animal Care
Community Services
Education & Culture
Food & Hospitality
Information Technology

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