New Zealand Certificate in Manaaki Marae (Level 4)

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Subject area

Food and Hospitality not elsewhere classified


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

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 people looking to further their skills and knowledge in the hospitality industry, with a focus on cooking complex dishes, and an introduction to team leadership. It is also for people already working in wharekai and/or kāuta.
This qualification will provide marae, communities and the hospitality industry with people who have specialised kitchen and some team leadership skills developed in a kaupapa Māori context.
Graduates of this qualification will have attained the skills and knowledge to take responsibility for their own performance, as well as some performance of others, and for specific food preparation and cooking. They can work independently, as part of a team, and leading a team in designated tasks, in accordance with tikanga and marae kawa. They have relevant kitchen skills and kaupapa Māori understanding to work effectively in the wharekai and/or kāuta, and in the hospitality industry.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Food and Hospitality at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Graduate Women Wellington - First in Family Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office



$5,000 per annum stipend plus tuition fees up to $5,000 per annum.

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Barbara Wood Memorial Foundation Scholarships

Provided by:

Barbara Wood Memorial Foundation - Executive Officer



Up to $1,000.00 depending on the need and cost of the course being undertaken.

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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

Phone: (4) 463 3000
Fax: (04) 802 3112
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Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

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