New Zealand Certificate in Maori Traditional Food Production, Harvest, and Management (Kaupae 3)

Otago Polytechnic

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20 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori with an interest or some theoretical knowledge and operational experience in Mahinga Kai (Māori food production, harvesting, and management) who are seeking a formal qualification to work toward cultural confidence with limited supervision at an introductory level.
The purpose of the qualification is to validate and enhance learners' knowledge, understanding, and skills in Mahinga Kai, with a view to preserving, enhancing, and promoting this body of knowledge for current and future generations. Te iwi Māori and Aotearoa will benefit from having graduates who have, from a te ao Māori perspective, an appreciation for mātauranga Mahinga Kai, and are able to apply those skills and knowledge.
Graduates will be able to work with whānau, hapū, iwi, and hapori demonstrating and applying mātauranga Mahinga Kai as a unique body of knowledge to enhance connection to ao Māori.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

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20 Weeks

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Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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