Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT)

Māori and Pasifika students 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.


We thank our iwi partners, Te Ātiawa 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.


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

The Tamaiti Whangai 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


Support We Offer 

Programme Selection Advice

Not sure what to do or thinking about
further study? We can help you choose
the right training for you.

Pastoral Care

If you have any problems – in your study
or in your personal life – we can help you.

Job Brokers

You will have access to our jobs
broker service. We will help you find


Our Māori and Pasifika mentors will
support you throughout the year. We will
give you every opportunity to succeed.