Te Tohu Whakawaiora Trainees Support
Having the competency to engage with people is critical in the health sector. As a first in the country, this program is a chance to learn with and from whanau experiencing a range of disabilities and are frequent users of health services. Health professionals will recognise what this opportunity brings and how collectively, we can and must resolve the inequities in health.
By enrolling, you will participate in:
• Engaging effectively through cultural and disability accessible mediums
• Understanding where you can make the most impact in cultural practice, values, hauora concepts and disability struggle
• Making the connection between the Treaty of Waitangi and Maori health gains today
There are three modules of learning:
• Tikanga and Healthcare
• Cultural Competency and Healthcare
• The Treaty and Healthcare
Through shared knowledge, this certificate can be completed by combining scheduled workshops, self-directed learning and web-based resources. A team of trained facilitators and assessors from
Te Roopu Waiora Trust will be working with you; providing individual support as you progress through the modules. You will also be able to practice what you learn during the training and in your own role and workplace.
Being a patient and whaanau centred organisation requires commitment to transform our culture so that working within a partnership model becomes a ‘way of life’.
'Kua tawhiti ko te haerenga mai, kia kore e haere tonu
He tino nui rawa ou mahi, kia kore e mahi nui tonu.'
'We have come too far, not to go further
We have done too much, not to do more.'
Ta Hemi Henare
To apply for Te Tohu Whakawaiora Cultural Competnecy Training programme click on the links on this page.
Kaupapa Maori Service Provider Staff should also download the Hauora Maori Funding Application.
Email your completed forms to Mereana Hona at