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Poutāhū Whakaakoranga Akorau

Te Wananga o Raukawa

Subject area

Teacher Education: Primary (Pre-Service)

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Entry requirements

a. In order to be admitted to the Poutāhū Whakaakoranga Akorau programme applicants must: have completed:
- a Bachelor's degree at level 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) consisting of at least 360 credits; or
- a Bachelor's degree with Honours at level 8 on the NZQF consisting of at least 480 credits; or
- a Master's degree at level 9 on the NZQF consisting of 240 credits
b. demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of te reo Māori
c. demonstrate an intermediate level of ICT
d. complete a literacy and numeracy assessment
e. have a strong desire to teach in a kaupapa Māori environment
f. demonstrate maturity and life experience and be of good character appropriate for teaching children
g. declare any criminal convictions
h. complete the standard police vet process
i. attend a selection interview
j. meet the Te Wānanga o Raukawa general academic regulations
k. Students will require research assistance from an Iwi or Hapū; therefore candidates for the programme need to be able to provide the written commitment of support from their Iwi/Hapū

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification aims to produce bilingual, culturally aware teachers who have the exemplary skills to deliver Māori contextualised, learner centred quality teaching and learning in the primary sector. They will be research active practitioners who competently plan, implement, assess and lead kaupapa Māori informed blended teaching and learning.

The purpose of the Poutāhū Whakaakoranga Akorau is to provide the primary school sector and in particular total immersion and bilingual kura with teachers who bring multiple competencies to the classroom and teaching practices informed by mātauranga Māori that are responsive to the needs of Māori learners.

Graduates will be able to work independently in teaching roles and work collaboratively to assist in planning, organising and leading activities within kura to advance the long-term educational propsects of whānau, hapū and iwi.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education 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

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Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

AUT International Excellence Scholarship- Southeast Asia


$5000 NZDContribution to fees

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AUT International Excellence Scholarship - South Asia


NZD$5,000Contribution to fees

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 926 2642
Phone: (6) 364 9011
Fax: (6) 364 9013

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