Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT)

Māori and Pasific ākonga looking to learn a trade can apply for a Māori and Pasifika Trades Training scholarship, which is a government-funded scholarship to cover full fees and course-related costs.

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship students are supported at both Whitireia and WelTec by the Tamaiti Whāngai team. 

The Tamaiti Whāngai team will support you with mentoring, goal setting, pastoral and cultural support. You will have the opportunity to get your drivers license, site safe and first aid certificates.

We thank our iwi partners, Te Āti Awa and Ngāti Toa Rangatira as well as our Pasifika partner, Mafutaga Faifeau Samoa
for the support they provide to our Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship students.

Support we offer

Programme options

A variety of our level 3 programmes are eligible for MPTT. Take a look at the guide to find exactly which programmes are covered by MPTT.  For further programme information like start dates, head to the Study Programmes page.

Scholarship criteria

How to apply

Please make sure you complete both steps to be eligible for this scholarship:


Apply for MPTT scholarship


Talk to the team

For more information contact twa@weltec.ac.nz

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