Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) Scholarships

The HASANZ Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE) Scholarships is now open for applications. Applications closed on 07 June 2021.

HASANZ welcomes applications from people already working in Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE) or those who want to move into a career in HFE. Successful applicants typically receive up to $10,000 over two years to put towards tertiary study in HFE. They also receive mentoring and practical experience, including field day and networking opportunities with industry representatives.
Applications close on 07 June 2021 and successful applicants will be advised in August 2021. The names of the recipients will be announced in early September 2021.

Learn about HFE Scholarships

Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) professionals advise on the design of products, processes, environments and work systems to enhance wellbeing and performance. 

Demand for HFE professionals is increasing and HASANZ is working with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand (HFESNZ) and WorkSafe to grow the number of fully qualified and competent HFE professionals across all levels and to attract new people into the HFE discipline.

Initiatives include building improved and sustainable education and development pathways, HFE-related upskilling of current practitioners and those from associated health and safety disciplines, and refreshing the HFE competency framework. In addition, WorkSafe is funding three HFE Scholarships to undertake study in this specialist area.

If you are a current member of the HFESNZ, or maybe someone who wants to move across to working in the field of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) then click on the button Scholarships HFE Information.

  • Applicants must be permanent residents or citizens of New Zealand . 
  • Courses must be the equivalent of NZQA Level 6 or above for the application to be eligible.
  • Applications submitted on anything other than the official HASANZ forms will be ineligible.
  • Applications that do not include the required attachments as stated on the application forms will be ineligible.

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