Te Pōkairua Tikanga (Waka, Rongoā, Te Ara Nunumi, Mātauranga Māori, Māori Development, Rangahau)

Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Subject area

Tikanga - Māori Customs




1 Year

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for people who want to develop in-depth understanding and knowledge of tikanga within a specialist field founded on a Māori worldview.
Graduates of this qualification will have in-depth knowledge and skills to self-manage and contribute to the practice of tikanga within defined contexts.
Graduates of this qualification will be able apply comprehensive knowledge fundamental to tikanga practices across the community in general.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Students enrolling on the Diploma in Waka qualification: a) must have successfully completed the Certificate in Waka (Level 4) b) be aware they need to complete the water survival competency test to successfully complete the Level 5 programme. c) must complete an HS40 Medical Information form to provide relevant medical information that will ensure any health and safety requirements are met and that in an emergency prompt assistance can be provided. Students enrolling on the Diploma in Rongoa qualification must: - hold the Certificate in Rongoa Level 4 [Ref: HACR401] or - hold the Certificate in Rongoa Maori Appreciation Level 4 TMRM101 and a New Zealand Certificate in Tikanga (Level 4) or - hold the Certificate in Rongoa Maori Appreciation Level 4 TMRM101 and 100 hours of rongoa practice attested to by a rongoa practitioner affiliated to Te Kahui Rongoa or a rongoa practitioner recognized by iwi/hapu. To enter this programme, tauira must be: 1. 16 years or older 2. A New Zealand citizen (which includes citizens of Cook Island, Niue and Tokelau) 3. A New Zealand permanent resident currently living in New Zealand 4. Hold Te Kunenga o Te Ao Tikanga (Level 4) or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills. SELECTION CRITERIA 5. Tauria must have an interest in learning about Mäori culture practices that may be applied at home, on the marae and/or within their respective areas of work. 6. Attend an information sharing hui with the programme kaiako.

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)
$0 $0
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,770 $6,770
Total $6,770 $6,770

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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 355 553
Phone: (0800) 355 553
Fax: (7) 871 3224
Email: info@twoa.ac.nz
Web: http://www.twoa.ac.nz

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

Where does this information come from?

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