The Ministry of Education funds locally-focussed PLD, nationally-focussed PLD and PLD through networks of expertise. Most of the funding is allocated locally.
Locally focussed PLD receives the bulk of the funds. It is allocated locally, decisions are transparent and made jointly by the Ministry and the sector. It is a flexible system that gives schools, kura and Kahui Ako access to PLD tailored to their needs.
Currently National PLD supports Leadership and Digital Technologies / Hangarau Matihiko. The focus changes as new areas identified.
Funding for Networks of Expertise supports peer-to-peer teacher networks to build knowledge and capability in specific areas.