Employment Relations Education Contestable Fund

The Employment Relations Education (ERE) Contestable Fund provides grants to support the development and delivery of employment relations education and training that will help make our workplaces safer and more productive. The courses should support the objectives of the Employment Relations Act or the Health and Safety at Work Act or both, and may include:

  • education initiatives to increase skills in and knowledge of employment relations matters, to improve relationships in the workplace and enable employers, employees and unions to deal with each other in good faith
  • Health and safety training courses to promote co-operation among employers, employees and unions in health and safety management, especially by facilitating the constructive input of the persons doing the work.

The specific focus of each funding round can change. For 2016/17 we are seeking proposals to improve health and safety practice across the workforce and/or support increased capacity and capabilities of participants in the health and safety system. For more information, see the Guidelines for Applicants [PDF 176KB].

If you intend to deliver a course you must ensure that your course meets the requirements for course approval under either the Employment Relations Act or the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Applications to the ERE Contestable Fund should be in the format set out in the Guidelines for applicants. To get further information, contact:

Executive Officer - ERE
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Operational Policy
PO Box 3705

Email: EREContestableFund@mbie.govt.nz