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Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau

Te Wananga o Raukawa

Subject area

Society and Culture

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Each course of the programme is located within tikanga Māori and approximately one quarter of the programme is allocated to te reo Māori studies, thus, strong motivation to become bilingual is required for entry to this programme. Students will require research assistance from an Iwi or Hapū and therefore candidates for the programme need to be able to provide letters from their Iwi/Hapū, committing their support to the candidates.

In accordance with Social Work Registration Board (SWRB) regulations, all prospective and current students in the Toiora Whānau programmes at Te Wānanga o Raukawa will need to undergo a police vet each year. Students must be aged 17 years old or over.

Prospective students will also have an interview and write a 300 word paper outlining their interest in the toiora whānau area. If you are a returning student of more than 8 years ago an interview process with Ngā Pūkenga will take place prior to enrolment to determine training currency.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the programme is to introduce students to kaupapa tuku iho (inherited values) practice and the skills and knowledge required to work effectively with rōpū tuku iho (whānau, hapū and iwi) to contribute to the social wellbeing of Māori people and the nation. Graduates will understand and have the skills and knowledge to practice as a social worker. The aim is also to produce graduates who will be eligible to apply for registration with the Social Workers Registration Board.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Society and Culture at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Motu Wellbeing and Sustainability Maori Internship

Provided by:

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research



All domestic interns at Motu receive a stipend.

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Rewi Alley Scholarship in Chinese Studies

Provided by:

University of Waikato - Scholarships Office




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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 926 2642
Phone: (6) 364 9011
Fax: (6) 364 9013

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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