It's true, for many jobs in health you will need to study at university; and yes and it does cost money.
BUT there are scholarships, grants and awards that can help fund your study.
There are loads out there, so it pays to do your research. Some may cover tuition fees only, others may cover all course costs and some of your living expenses. You may need to meet certain criteria, but there are plenty of opportunities available to you, so definitely start looking!
CareersNZ also has some great information about scholarships - click here to have a look.
Types of Scholarships:
Many universities, polytechs and other education providers offer their own scholarships, grants and awards.
Maori and Pacific Scholarships
There are many organisations out there— both in government and non government sectors—that can provide assistance for Maori and Pacific Island students to step into a career in health.