Heke Rongoā

Te Wananga o Raukawa

Subject area

Health not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of the Heke Rongoā is to provide whānau, hapū and iwi with rongoā advisors who are able to contribute to the reclamation, preservation, revitalisation and expansion of hapū and iwi health and wellbeing practices through the study and application of rongoā. This includes the principles and tikanga of rongoā; rongoā specific research techniques; Māori models of health and wellbeing, iwi and hapū knowledge and te reo Māori.
This qualification is intended for those with an interest in rongoā knowledge and application as well as te reo Māori and iwi and hapū studies. It is most suitable for those who wish to contribute to the health and wellbeing of their whānau, hapū and iwi.
Graduates will be able to advance the understanding and promotion of hapū and iwi rongoā practice, good health and long-term sustainable wellbeing for whānau, hapū and iwi. They will be suitable for rongoā advisor positions and other similar roles that seek to promote and enhance the wellbeing of whānau, hapū and iwi.
The combination of beginner to intermediate level rongoā knowledge and skills, te reo Māori ability and established relationships with kaumātua, marae and hapū will position the graduate to work effectively with whānau and hapū to contribute to the survival of Māori as a people.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Health at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 926 2642
Phone: (6) 364 9011
Fax: (6) 364 9013
Email: tetomonga@twor-otaki.ac.nz
Web: http://www.wananga.com

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