Training and Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Effective and sustained public health capacity development requires collaboration and partnership, both within and outside of the public health field.  There are a wide range of opportunities and events throughout the year which can contribute to strengthened public health understanding and experience. 

The aim of this page is to provide links and details on just some of these opportunities.  If you know of an event or opportunity which could be promoted here, please let us know.


Local, regional, national events

Watch this space for upcoming opportunities!

Online open courses, podcasts and webinars

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand

The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand, Runanga Whakapiki Ake i Te Hauora o Aotearoa, offers a range of online courses to support development of health promotion theory and practice. Courses currently include Determinants of Health, Mainstream Health Promotion, Māori Health Promotion, and Pacifika Health Promotion. Check their website for more details and costs. 

Ministry of Health

LearnOnline provides Ministry of Health professional education and training for health professionals in New Zealand.  New courses are added as these become available, providing opportunities for a wide range of health practice areas.


There are a wide range of relevant podcasts available online; here are the links to just a few:

Open courses & webinars

For some great international open course and webinar opportunities:


Scholarships and funding

A number of scholarships are available in relation to training and development in the field of public health.  

Hauora Māori Scholarships  

Hauora Māori Scholarships provide financial assistance to students who are undertaking or completing a course in health and disability studies that has been accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Māori Provider Development Scheme (MPDS) 

Funding may be available to contracted Māori health providers and health providers who are significant providers of health and disability services to Māori.

Pacific health and disability workforce awards 

These awards provide financial assistance to students undertaking a course in health or disability-related studies accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) or the New Zealand Vice Chancellors Committee.