Course Overview

Looking to advance your skills in te reo Māori?

If you have a desire to contribute positively to the development of te reo kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori, or have a personal and/or professional interest in te reo Māori, then this course is for you.

Te Pokaitahi Reo (Te Kaupae 4) focuses on applying your knowledge through reading, writing and speaking.

You'll develop the skills and knowledge to communicate independently in various situations with fluency and increasing flexibility in everyday whānau, marae, social, community, workplace and academic contexts, and in broader aspects of te ao Māori.

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

  • Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 4)
Locations Tauranga, Whakatāne
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 year part-time

Study face-to-face 1 evening per week on campus at set times (plus online learning). You'll also attend 1 Friday evening and Saturday wananga per topic.
Total credits 60
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees No tuition fees for domestic students View full fees information
Eligibility View entry criteria

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Career opportunities

Graduates of this course will have an advanced intermediate level understanding and awareness of te reo that can be utilised to:

  • participate in the maintenance and development of te reo amongst whānau, hapū, iwi, and community
  • support and complement current skills and knowledge in their area of employment
  • be able to contribute to whānau, hapū, iwi, and hapori Māori by preparing the whare and/or marae for hui
  • being a dedicated and committed speakers of advanced-intermediate level te reo in homes within whānau and being a role-model in the use of te reo amongst whānau and hapū.

Topics you'll cover

  • Te Kukunetanga - Whakarāpopoto me te Whakaatu Pārongo (Summarising and Presenting Information)
  • Te Kukunetanga - Te Arotake me te Whakautu Huatau (Evaluating and Responding to Ideas)
  • Te Kukunetanga - Reo mō ngā Whāinga ā Ringa (Reo for Practical Purposes)
  • Te Kukunetanga - Te Kōtui me te Arotake Tohenga (Synthesising and Evaluating Arguments)

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.

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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.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

  • NCEA Level 2 with passes in Te Reo Māori, OR
  • Te Reo Rangatira at NCEA Level 2, OR
  • successful achievement of Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 3) or evidence of successful achievement of an intermediate level Reo course or equivalent Reo skills and knowledge.

If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.

Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.

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 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 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 by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Whakatāne Whakatāne Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now
Tauranga Windermere Campus 17 Feb 2025 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 year part-time
  • Study face-to-face 1 evening per week on campus at set times (plus online learning). You'll also attend 1 Friday evening and Saturday wananga per topic.

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