Heke Rongoā

Te Wananga o Raukawa

Subject area

Health not elsewhere classified




1 Year

Total student fees


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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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must be a minimum age of 17 years, have a demonstrated interest in the subject and a strong desire to be bilingual. Evidence of support from a hapü or iwi is to be provided.

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)
$4,132 $4,132
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,278 $8,278
Total $12,409 $12,409

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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 N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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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

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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