Follow the nautical traditions of our ancestors as you develop confidence and skills in tikanga waka. Learn the history and maritime practices that made Māori legendary seafarers.
This programme is for people who want to gain knowledge in practical Waka Ama and Waka Kōpapa (shallow hull) skills, water safety, waka types, history and traditions, tikanga Māori and whakapapa.
You could seek opportunities in tourism, hospitality and retail, education and horticulture. You could also seek opportunities with whānau Māori, communities, local and regional bodies and agencies wanting to broaden their knowledge base in kaupapa Māori.
This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 38 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:
It is important to note that activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to approximately 25 hours per week.
Workload: For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher at certain times throughout the programme.