Learning Support Study Awards and Scholarships

The Ministry of Education supports teachers and specialists to develop their skills in working with children and young people with additional learning needs.

We offer Learning Support study awards for teachers in early learning services and schools as well as scholarships to support people undertaking specific specialist courses.

Together, they help the Ministry ensure the ongoing availability of a workforce with the appropriate specialist skills, knowledge and qualifications to support children and young people with additional learning needs.

Learning Support teachers’ study awards

Type of AwardNumber of 2018 Awards availableApplication
opening date
Application
closing date
Notification date
Autism Spectrum Disorder Study Award 8 1 August 2018 30 September 2018 20 November 2018
Blind and Low Vision Study Award 9 1 August 2018 30 September 2018 20 November 2018
Complex Educational Needs Study Award 8 1 August 2018 30 September 2018 20 November 2018
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Study Award 12 1 August 2018 30 September 2018 20 November 2018
Early Intervention Study Award 30 1 August 2018 30 September 2018 20 November 2018
Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) Study Award Up to 100 1 August 2018 20 October 2018 20 November 2018
Learning Support Needs Study Award Up to 5 1 August 2018 30 September 2018 20 November 2018

Learning Support specialist scholarships

Scholarships are for students enrolled in these programmes.

Type of ScholarshipNumber of 2018 Scholarships availableApplication
opening date
Application
closing date
Notification date
Child and Family Psychology Internship Scholarship 5 1 September 2018 30 September 2018 20 November 2018
Educational Psychology Internship Scholarship 29 1 September 2018 30 September 2018 20 November 2018
Speech Language Therapy Scholarship TBA 1 February 2019 30 March 2019 26 April 2019
New Zealand Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship TBA 1 February 2019 30 March 2019 26 April 2019
New Zealand Sign Language Tutor Scholarship

Victoria University will not be offering enrolment in the Certificate of Deaf Studies – Teaching New Zealand Sign Language.

This scholarship will not be available for 2019.

Further information

For more information, please contact the Advisor – Study Awards and Scholarships by email at learningsupport.workforce@education.govt.nz or phone 04 463 8858.

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