Free Study Options


Free study options

Step into a brighter future with our free study options.


Move ahead with our free study options at NZMA – it could change your life. Why?

  • It’s FREE

  • You’ll gain qualifications and skills that help you get a job

  • You won’t be stuck in a classroom all day - NZMA training is fun and practical

  • Build confidence in a supportive, encouraging environment

  • Make new friends and meet others who are just like you

  • Classes are small and tutors are awesome - they’ll treat you like adults, not kids

  • This is your first step to an exciting career, and the pathway into higher level studies at NZMA

Are you ready to do something you’re passionate about? Take control of your destiny and enrol in one of our free or government funded courses at NZMA.

Don’t waste your days moping round home or doing something that doesn’t inspire you. Use it to gain a FREE qualification and get a head-start on your future. Enquire now by filling out the form on this page to find out more or to request a call from one of our friendly team who will be able to guide you on the best option for you. We’d love to chat with you about how our free study options can set you on the road to success!

  • Start your career in:

  • Hospitality

  • Trades

  • Sports and Foundation Studies

  • Retail

  • Health

  • Early Childhood

  • Travel and Tourism 

Our free study options:

Youth Guarantee Funding

Are you ready to do something you’re passionate about? Take control of your destiny and enrol in a Free Youth programme at NZMA. If you’re between 16 and 19, step into a brighter future – for FREE, with our excellent range of Youth Programmes.

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training

If you’re Māori or Pasifika and aged 16-40, you might be able to get a scholarship to pay your course fees for one of our Trades Programmes.. You’ll also get one-on-one career coaching, help finding work, and other learner support.  

Targeted Training and Apprenticeships

As part of the government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF), our Trades Courses are and Health and Wellbeing courses are free because they are focused on areas that are important for the New Zealand economy.

First Year Fees Free

If you're a New Zealander and normally live here*, you may be eligible for one year of free
study with us (up to the value of $12,000). To qualify for this, you need to have not trained at a tertiary level before - for more than six months.  

*terms and conditions apply. 

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