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Māori and Pasifika Trades Training

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training at UCOL

Kia ora, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa lava, Malo ni, Greetings to all.

By collaboration and shared values, Māori and Pasifika people aged between 16 – 40 years now have an opportunity to study FEES-FREE* at UCOL through the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) initiative.

The Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) initiative provides a limited number of FEES-FREE* tertiary places for Māori and Pasifika learners, and an opportunity for students to pathway onto apprenticeships, employment, or higher levels of study - with better outcomes for students, employers, whānau/aiga and communities.

*Other course related costs may apply.

What you can expect

  • Academic support throughout your studies
  • Access to all student services
  • Pastoral care and cultural support
  • Assistance with StudyLink/WINZ and other agencies
  • A safe, supportive learning environment
  • A whānau and aiga-based student experience
  • Relationship-based learning practices from UCOL staff
  • Opportunity to develop relationships with employers while studying
  • Assistance and preparation for gaining apprenticeships and employment


2018 applications

Expressions of interest are now being taken for Māori & Pasifika Trades Training funding in 2018 (subject to approval). When completing the UCOL Enrolment Form in Part 9 (Fees), tick the Māori & Pasifika Trades Training box to apply and be considered for this funding. Applicable programmes are likely to be Level 3 and Level 4 certificates.

If you are interested in a place in 2018 please email A.Christie@ucol.ac.nz.

You are advised to arrange other methods to pay your fees (eg student loan) in case your application for Māori & Pasifika Trades Training funding support is unsuccessful. 

As soon as information on the applicable qualifications is available, we'll update this page.