Course Overview

Are you wanting to learn Te Reo Māori while gaining an understanding of Tikanga Māori and the Treaty of Waitangi at the same time?

Te Puāwai combines all these strands together in one course using a blend of both face to face tutorials and online learning make this course ideal for workers or anyone who would like to develop their knowledge of Te Ao Māori - the Māori world.

Te Puāwai includes the study of introductory Te Reo, and an understanding of Tikanga, Māori Society and the historical and contemporary issues relating to the Treaty of Waitangi.

Designed for absolute beginners, the course involves a mix of collaborative learning, group assessment and individual assignments.

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

  • Te Puāwai (Level 6)
Locations Rotorua, Tauranga
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 year part-time

Total credits 30
Indicative Fees $1,646 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

You'll be able to become a champion of a Māori world view including te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi within your workplace

Topics you'll cover

  • Te Puāwai - an introduction to te ao Māori, including elementary te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi
  • Te Puāwai 2 - further development of te ao Māori, including te reo Māori, waiata, and Māori society.  This topic will also look at the history and contemporary issues related to the Treaty of Waitangi.

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $1,646 for domestic students

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course does NOT meet the requirements for student loan or allowance applications through StudyLink.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

There are no minimum academic requirements (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.

Other Considerations

The number of students in each cohort is limited to 30.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.


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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Rotorua Mokoia Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now
Tauranga Windermere Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 year part-time

Important dates

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