Return to Nursing Workforce Support Fund
If you are in work or have a pending nursing role your workplace or intended employer may be able to apply for funding towards your CAP study at WITT.
To qualify you must be
- A NZ citizen, resident-class visa holder or have confirmed eligibility to apply for the 2021 Resident Visa.
- An internationally qualified nurse who is currently working as a Health Care Assistant/Support worker for an ARC provider, DHB, or NGO, and is intending to work for the employer as a Registered Nurse.
Find out more here.
Internationally qualified nurses please note: this programme will accept internationally qualified nurses who currently hold an approved registration in a country other than New Zealand. Internationally qualified nurses require a current visa or other evidence of right to study in New Zealand, with the appropriate letter to allow entry to the clinical workplace.
Internationally qualified nurses must:
- hold an approved registration in a country other than New Zealand;
- have a letter from the Nursing Council approving their qualification and documenting the English, theoretical and practical requirements that they must meet in order to gain registration in New Zealand;
- have a current visa or other evidence of right to study in New Zealand with the appropriate letter to allow entry to the clinical workplace and
- If from a non-English speaking background meet the English requirements below
- In order to participate in the clinical components of the programme, you must meet various Health Authority requirements. Currently, MRSA clearance is required by clinical practice areas.
Special Admission Criteria
English Language requirements
- IELTS Academic Requirements – 7.0 Overall
(Speaking 7.0; Reading 7.0; Writing 7.0; Listening 7.0)
- IELTS scores are valid for two years from the date of the test
Consent to Disclosure of Information
Successful applicants will be required to:
- Complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on their placement. The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of School. Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.
- Provide two referee reports (one must be from your most recent employer who is required to attest to your ability to communicate and comprehend safely in English).
After completion of the theory and clinical components and having successfully met the Nursing Council of New Zealand's competencies for registration, you may apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand for a current practicing certificate.
This qualification is offered by WITT.
From 2023, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review as part of the reform of vocational education training. This is to ensure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme, short course or micro-credential you have enrolled in may change over time.