Course Overview

If you’re keen to learn the basics of te reo Māori, this level 2 beginners language course is ideal for you.

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Te Kaupae 2) is offered mainly through evening classes for part-time study and day classes for full-time study.

The part-time options are one evening per week 5.30pm – 8.30pm (all campuses) or one morning per week 9.00am – 12.00pm (Tauranga only). The evening classes are suited for those who work during the day. 

The full-time option is Monday – Thursday 9am – 3pm for Semester 1 and is only offered in Tauranga. This course precedes the full-time level 3 intermediate language course in Semester 2.

All options combine online learning with face to face class time.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • Te Pōkaitahi Reo Māori (Reo Rua) (Kaupae 2)
Locations Rotorua, Taupō, Tauranga, Tokoroa, Whakatāne
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Part-time (2 semesters): Attend 1 evening or morning on-campus tutorial per week (plus online learning). You'll also attend 1 Friday evening and Saturday wananga (learning forums) per topic.

Full-time (1 semester): Attend on-campus tutorials Mon-Thu 9am-3pm (plus online learning).

Part-time study available

Total credits 60
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees No tuition fees for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

You'll have a basic understanding and awareness of te reo that can be utilised to support and complement your current employment.

You'll also be able to participate in the maintenance and promotion of te reo amongst whānau, hapū, iwi, and community. Contribution to community and cultural roles may include:

  • support as kaiwaiata
  • support in the marae kitchen and dining room
  • as a speaker of foundation-level te reo Māori
  • supporting the use of te reo Māori amongst whānau and hapū

Topics you'll cover

  • Te Take - Whakawhiti Kōrero: Foundation Information Exchange
  • Te Take - Whakawhiti Whakaaro: Foundation Idea Exchange
  • Te Take - Ngā Mahi o ia Rā: Engaging in Routine Tasks
  • Te Take - Te Reo Hāpori: Engaging in Familiar Social Encounters

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * No tuition fees for domestic students

*Please note, fees for our 2024 intakes are yet to be confirmed. Once they are, we will update our website to reflect the new 2024 fee amount.

Only the full-time delivery/intake(s) are eligible to apply for student loan and allowances.

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz

Scholarships

Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.


Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

  • Open entry

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQA Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.


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Course Locations and Intake Information

Part-time (evening classes) (2 semesters, all intakes except one). Attend 1 evening on-campus tutorial per week plus online learning. You'll also attend 1 Friday evening and Saturday wananga (learning forums) per topic.

Part-time (day class) (2 semesters, available only in Tauranga, one current intake). Attend 1 morning on-campus tutorial per week plus online learning. You'll also attend 1 Friday evening and Saturday wananga (learning forums) per topic.

Full-time (1 semester, available only in Tauranga, one current intake). Attend on-campus tutorials Monday-Thursday 9.00am-3.00pm plus online learning.

Note that timetables are indicative only.

Location Campus Start Date
Rotorua Mokoia Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply for
Evening Class
Taupō Taupō Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply for
Evening Class
Tauranga Windermere Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply for
Evening Class
Tauranga Windermere Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply for
Part-time Day Class
Tokoroa Tokoroa Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply for
Evening Class
Whakatāne Whakatāne Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply for
Evening Class
Rotorua Mokoia Campus 17 Feb 2025 Apply now
Taupō Taupō Campus 17 Feb 2025 Apply now
Tauranga Windermere Campus 17 Feb 2025 Apply for
Full-Time Study
Tauranga Windermere Campus 17 Feb 2025 Apply now
Tokoroa Tokoroa Campus 17 Feb 2025 Apply now
Whakatāne Whakatāne Campus 17 Feb 2025 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • Part-time (2 semesters): Attend 1 evening or morning on-campus tutorial per week (plus online learning). You'll also attend 1 Friday evening and Saturday wananga (learning forums) per topic.

    Full-time (1 semester): Attend on-campus tutorials Mon-Thu 9am-3pm (plus online learning).
  • Part-time study available

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