Wai Ora (Level 4)

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Subject area

Environmental Studies not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

Health and safety regulations must be adhered to according to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification underpinned by mātauranga Māori is intended to provide the graduate with broad theoretical, technical, practical knowledge and skills, to equip tauira with information and tools, and to enhance their rights as kaitiaki of their natural interests and resources.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide whānau, hapū and iwi, with graduates who are able to understand and apply sustainability practices to coastal and freshwater bodies based on mātauranga Māori within local environments.

Marae, whānau, hapū and iwi will benefit from having graduates who have skills and knowledge in mātauranga Māori and contemporary science to care for, develop, sustain, enhance and manage their own environment to support and guide current and future generations.

Graduates will further be able to utilise their skills and knowledge to provide broad strategies to protect and manage freshwater and marine bodies for the benefit of their own marae, whānau, hapū and iwi.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Environmental Studies 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 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Awanuiarangi Scholarships

Provided by:

Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi - Scholarship Administrator




Valued at full fees for 2020

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Bashford-Nicholls Trust Vocational Study Scholarships

Provided by:

Royce Nicholls Trust/Margaret Bashford Trust





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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

Phone: (07) 307 1467
Fax: (7) 3071475
Email: wiremu.doherty@wananga.ac.nz
Web: http://www.wananga.ac.nz

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