Advance your confidence and knowledge in waka skills and practice with high-performance long-distance waka ama paddling, open seas waka hourua sailing and navigation techniques.
You'll also learn about the nautical traditions that brought Māori to Aotearoa, advanced water safety skills, waka hourua practices, weather interpretation, environmentalism and much more.
Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive the following qualification:
I want to keep studying
You'll be able to apply for our master's programme, He Waka Hiringa - Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge level 9.
I want to use my qualification
You'll be ready for high-level waka competition or open water sailing on waka hourua. You could also apply your skills in tourism, hospitality and retail, education, environmentalism or media.
This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 38 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:
In addition to these, you’ll be expected to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately 25 hours per week.
In some locations this programme may be provided by an approved sub-contract arrangement.
To enrol in this programme, a potential student must: