New Zealand Certificate in Whānau Ora

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Human Welfare Studies and Services not elsewhere classified



20 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for people who wish to work with whānau in the development of a whānau-centred approach that supports whānau wellbeing.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide graduates with a range of knowledge, skills and processes in mātauranga Māori wellbeing approaches that can be applied in whānau ora contexts.
Graduates of this qualification will be able to under supervision apply knowledge of Māori philosophies and theories of Māori wellbeing.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Must be: Age: 18 years of age and over on the date the programme of study commences. Academic: at least equivalent to NCEA L2 literacy - i.e. Koru Step 4 on the LNAATs measure. Language: Tauira whose first language is not English must provide evidence of functional, daily living, general literacy. All tuition is conducted in English. Delivery will integrate an introduction to relevant reo Maori. Citizenship: Must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

Detailed requirements

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20 Weeks

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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