• Health workforce initiatives

    Learn about health workforce initiatives
  • International Recruitment Centre

    The Centre is dedicated to attracting and retaining internationally trained migrants and New Zealand trained ex-pats.
  • Investment and purchasing

    Learn more about how the Health Workforce Directorate funds postgraduate training to develop the workforce.
  • Maternity

    Information on the Maternity Clinical Guidelines, the Primary Maternity Services Notice and other maternity-related publications.

  • Midwifery

    Midwifery in New Zealand works in partnership with the woman and her whānau throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the first six weeks post-birth.
  • Nursing

    Nurses are vital to our health system. Find out how to become a nurse, and what we’re doing to strengthen and support the nurse workforce.
  • Overseas doctors

    Three new initiatives are targeted at qualified overseas doctors, making it easy for them to apply for roles, get registered and relocate to NZ.
  • Pacific Health

    Information about our Pacific Health Workforce Strategy, and funds and scholarships you can apply for.
  • Public health workforce development

    Public health is about protecting against community health risks and threats, preventing illness, and promoting health and wellbeing across NZ.
  • Public health education and training

    Learning is a lifelong journey. Find out about the grants and training available to health professionals working in the sector.
  • Statements of need

    Find out about Statements of Need (SON), that allow NZ medical practitioners to obtain a J-1 visa to train in the United States.
  • Taskforces

    We've appointed taskforces to make rapid progress on three urgent health system pressures while leadership functions are being set up.