New Zealand Diploma in Ngā Toi

Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Subject area

Creative Arts not elsewhere classified




1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for practitioners seeking to broaden practical, technical, and theoretical knowledge, consistent with tikanga and reo in Ngā Toi.
Graduates of this qualification will contribute to Aotearoa as practitioners of Ngā Toi within defined contexts able to complete projects and assist in the protection and enhancement of Ngā Toi.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

To enrol in this programme, a potential tauira must meet all enrolment requirements, including Te Wananga o Aotearoa Terms and Conditions of Enrolment and any relevant conditions specified by the Ministry of Education, the Education Act 1989 and the Tertiary Commission. To be eligible for entry into this programme, applicants must: - be at least 16 years of age at the commencement of the programme (unless an exemption from attending school has been granted). An exemption from attending school may be granted by a person designated under sections 21 or 26 of the Education Act 1989, by a school principal from a school in which the prospective tauira is registered, or by the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Education. - be a New Zealand citizen (or citizen of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or a permanent resident. - must not exceed study load requirements. Specifically, tauira can only enrol in one full-time programme at a time. They can be enrolled in an additional part-time programme if the academic workload has been considered achievable and the TEC EFTS limit is not exceeded. - only enrol in more than one programme concurrently if the dual programme options are approved by Te Rautiaki Matauranga. - has successfully completed the Level 4 Kawai Raupapa Certificate of Maori Visual Arts or an equivalent Toi Maori qualification consisting of 120 Level 4 credits; or - has proof of relevant experience equivalent to that provided in the Level 4 Kawai Raupapa Certificate which could include an art portfolio. - complete an interview so kaiako can assess their suitability to complete the learning. - show a possible aptitude and/or willingness to succeed in the programme. This will be shown through some skill in a creative or artistic endeavour. Kaiako will make the final decision regarding the enrolment of any particular tauira. Tauira will gain enrolment to the Level 5 programme by gaining all Level 4 papers.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$747 $747
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,088 $8,088
Total $8,835 $8,835

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $45,000
Earnings range $37,000 - $54,000
In employment 39%
In further study 17%
On a benefit N/A

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 355 553
Phone: (0800) 355 553
Fax: (7) 871 3224

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

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

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

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