Ministry of Education literacy and numeracy course subsidies

The Tertiary Fees Funding Support Scheme supports primary and intermediate teachers to undertake tertiary study in priority areas for teacher professional learning and development.

This scheme enables primary and intermediate teachers in state and state-integrated schools to complete a tertiary course (paper) that:

  • Responds to student achievement and engagement challenges, particularly in years 5-8.
  • Addresses issues of equity related to outcomes for Māori and Pacific students and students with special education needs. 
  • Builds subject content knowledge in tandem with effective pedagogies for all learners.
  • Strengthens Communities of Learning.

Individuals or schools can apply to the Ministry of Education for reimbursement of up to 50% of the tuition fees.

2018 courses

2018 courses have yet to be confirmed. Ministry subsidies are normally available for the courses below. These are examples of courses eligible for subsidies this year.

If you would like to receive information on courses eligible for subsidies in 2018, please register through the online form Ministry of Education Literacy and Numeracy Courses Subsidies.

Language and literacy course subsidies

Numeracy course subsidies

Other eligible courses

To receive these subsidies, you must have a numeracy or literacy focus for your assignment work. This is a sample, not a complete list.

Tertiary Fees Funding Support application

Applications for subsidies are through the Ministry of Education. 2018 information will be provided here when available.

For detailed information on the Ministry of Education fees subsidies including application forms and course information, visit: