Te Pōkairua Tikanga Māori (Waka) (Kaupae 5)
New Zealand Diploma in Tikanga (Waka) Level 5
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is proud to offer our first diploma qualification in Waka.
The National Diploma in Waka advances 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.
On this programme you’ll learn the nautical traditions that brought Māori to Aotearoa, advanced water-safety skills, waka hourua practices, weather interpretation, environmentalism and much more.
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is planning to advance our Waka provision in the near future.
You may also pathway into the Te Mana Ao Tūroa degree or the He Waka Hiringa Masters programmes.I want to use my qualification
You’ll be ready for high-level waka competition or open water sailing on a waka hourua. You could also apply your skills in tourism, hospitality and retail, education, environmentalism or media.
You must be at least 16 years old, and have successfully completed the Certificate in Waka Ama Level 4. You must also complete the advanced water survival competency test and an HS40 medical information form.