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Study for FREE with the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund

The government has announced a new Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) that supports any domestic student to study/train for high-demand industries as New Zealand recovers from Covid-19.

The targeted areas include all the programmes listed below - and they'll be fully-funded until December 2022.

Plus, if you enrol in, and complete, a TTAF programme for free, this doesn’t impact on your ability to then also use the Fees Free scheme for further study (as long as you meet the eligibility criteria).

What else do I need to know? 

  • Additional costs such as calculators, textbooks or protective footwear are not covered by this TTAF initiative (and neither are your living costs) so you may want to apply for a student loan or allowance to cover these costs. More information about additional costs can be found on each of our programme information sheets by clicking the programme names below. 

  • Programmes below with a * next to them are multi-year. This means only your study during 2022 is covered through TTAF.

  • However, the Government is also running a funding scheme called Fees Free for domestic learners. This scheme normally pays for your first year of study if you’ve never been enrolled in tertiary study over 60 credits at Level 3 or higher in New Zealand. They have confirmed that TTAF does not impact on a learner’s entitlement to also access the Fees Free scheme.

  • So, you’ll be covered by TTAF for your first year and, if you would have originally been eligible for Fees Free, you’ll be able to access that during your second year of study. Fees Free only covers your tuition fees. You can check your Fees Free eligibility here > 

  • Programmes below with a ** next to them have a part-time option (or are solely studied part-time) and therefore run for longer than a year. This also means that only your study during 2022 is covered through TTAF. Again, you may be able to get additional tuition fees covered through the Government's Fees Free scheme (mentioned above) if you're eligible. 

Apiculture

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Queen Bee Rearing) (Level 4)

 


Brewing 

New Zealand Certificate in Brewing (Level 4)

 


Cellar Operations

New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3) 

 


Construction

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) or (Quantity Surveying)*

 


Education

New Zealand Certificate in Education Support (Level 4)


Engineering

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)*

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) (Level 6)*

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6)*

 


Enrolled Nursing

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5)*

 


Horticulture

High Country Farming (on campus)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) and New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) 

Land Based Sustainability Practices (online)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices (Level 3)

General Horticulture (online)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3)

General and Amenity Horticulture (on campus)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3) and the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) (Amenity)
**

Nursery Production (industry-based/online)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) (Nursery Production)

Nursery and Fruit Production (on campus)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) (Nursery Production) and the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (Level 4) (Fruit Production)

Arboriculture (on campus)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) (Arboriculture) and New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) (Arboriculture)

Amenity Horticulture (on campus or industry-based)

aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) (Amenity)**

Fruit Production (industry-based/online)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (Level 4) (Fruit Production)
**

Sports Turf (on campus)
aka New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4) (Sports Turf)
*

Fruit Production (Level 5) (on campus or online with block courses)
aka New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5 ) (Fruit Production)
**

 


Hospitality / Horticulture 

Te Whakamahi Whenua (Level 3) - New Zealand Certificate in Māori Traditional Food Production, Harvest and Management (Kaupae 3)
 


Human and Community Services

New Zealand Certificate in Whānau Ora (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)**

New Zealand Diploma in Youth Work (Level 6)*

Te Taketake Diploma in Applied Addictions Counselling (Level 7)*

 


IT 

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)


Trades

Automotive

New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) (Level 3) 

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering (Level 4)**

New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (Level 4) (Road Transport) **

New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering (Level 4) **

Construction 

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry)

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) **

New Zealand Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4) (Construction Stonemasonry)*

 

Electrical 

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Level 4)**

Mechanical 

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

 


Veterinary Nursing 

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Rural Animal Technician) **