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New Zealand Certificate in Wahi Tapu and Sites of Significance (Kaupae 4)

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as WITT

Subject area

Tikanga - Māori Customs


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Entry requirements

There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body, or legislative requirements for this qualification.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for whānau, hapū and others who work in the area of resource management, specifically in the protection and management of wāhi tapu, wāhi tūpuna, heritage and sites of significance; and are seeking a formal qualification to work independently at an intermediate level.
The purpose of the qualification is to provide whānau, hapū, iwi, hapori and other entities with graduates who are capable to fulfil kaupapa Māori based advocacy roles and activities at an intermediate level. Te iwi Māori and Aotearoa will benefit from having graduates who are able to provide, from a te ao Māori perspective, the skills and knowledge to protect and manage Māori heritage and sites of significance to Māori (cultural, physical and spiritual) for the benefit of current and future generations.
Graduates of this qualification will have an understanding of a system and framework to use in protecting Māori heritage and sites of significance, and will be able to use their skills and knowledge based on whanaungatanga, kaitiakitanga, te pono me te tika, tūrangawaewae, pūkengatanga and rangatiratanga to independently apply the processes available for their protection and management.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Studies in Human Society at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



$1,000 each.

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Rural Women New Zealand Text Book Grant for Tertiary Students

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



$500 each

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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 948 896
Phone: (06) 757 3100
Fax: (06) 757 3236

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