Hoe Rua Work-based Placement

Hoe Rua Work-based Placement Programme

Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction     (APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED)



The Hoe Rua Work-based Placement Programme is designed to increase capacity in the addiction treatment system. The work-based placement programme is for people who are seeking experience, training and employment within the addiction workforce.

There are two components to this programme, one is the host organisation and the other is the placement or intern gaining on the job training.



The aim of the Hoe Rua programme is to grow the number of people working in addiction treatment organisations by providing an opportunity to gain on the job real skills. The programme offers new placements or a fixed term internship up to twelve months of work-based placement with an approved host organisation.



  • A New Zealand citizen or New Zealand permanent resident.
  • Candidates seeking work based placement experience or a fixed term internship, training and employment within the addiction treatment and mental health sector.
  • Must be a Host organisation currently within the addiction treatment sector.



  • Work-based placement positions will be dependent on the availability within an approved Host organisation.



The value of the award is subject to placement hours, professional development/training costs in 2017. Host organisations will need to provide supporting documentation detailing the need for value.   In previous years the value of the programme has been up to $45,000.00 per placement. 



Online applications open: 1 November 2016

Online applications close: 25 November 2016 at 5.00pm



To view the 2017 Hoe Rua Work-based Placement Programme please click here.


For information please contact our Te Rau Matatini Scholarships Team on 0800 MATATINI (0800 628 284) or e-mail us.