Education available for nurses.

Post Graduate  Study (Health Workforce New Zealand - HWNZ)

Lakes DHB administers the  HWNZ funding for nurses to undertake Post Graduate Study.  Funding can be applied for every Sept/Oct for study in the following year.  Outside of this time funding can become available please contact  to find out more.

HWNZ funding application information

Applications for Health workforce funding for Semesters 1 and 2 2019 are now open.

This year we are trialling an online application form which will be hosted on our E-Learning platform – Ko Awatea.
As this is a secure site, an individual username and password will be needed for each nurse to access the application form.
If you have staff who may wish to apply for funding for 2019 your organisation will need to have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lakes District Health Board regarding this access.

Please get in touch ASAP if you have not begun this process. 

For those who already have their MOU in place and can access Ko Awatea here is a link to the HWNZ funding area.
The area is open now and has a tab called Information and resources. This area holds a template for career planning and university information.
There is also a Q&A forum where nurses can ask questions. These questions will be answered directly in the forum so will eventually build a FAQ area.
The application form tab is where nurses will access the form. This form will open 10th September at 8am.
Applications close on the 12th October 2018 at 23:59.



Community PG Pathways

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HWNZ Handbook                                                                                                        Click here to open
Career Plan                                              Click here to open

Professional Development / Education Opportunites:

Click here to find information on professional development activities available within LDHB and also other services and organisations.  We would encourage organisations providing professional development activities to open their sessions to other nurses within the region.  To advertise your sessions please contact   Please contact the person on the relevant flyer to book into the training as most courses have limited numbers.  Please note that some sessions will carry a charge to participants.  It is important to remember professional development activities must be relevant and applicable to your role.


Community Services Education


Registration Form for Syringe Driver Competency

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Rheumatic Fever E-Learning Course

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Lake Rotorua Hospice Breakfast Sessions  Click here to open