Kāwai Raupapa - Certificate in Māori & Indigenous Art

  • Level 4
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Qualification: NZ Certificate in Ngā Toi Level 4 (Whakairo)

If you’ve always wanted to learn about whakairo (Māori carving), this programme is a great place to start. You’ll complete practical projects and learn the hands-on processes for carving.

Our kaiako (tutors) are experienced carvers who’ll teach you the techniques, history and tikanga associated with the ancient art form of whakairo.

Are you eligible for fees-free study?

First time tertiary students studying for fee paying programmes at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will be fees-free from 2018.

We’ve been providing fees-free study for the majority of our programmes for more than 30 years and are committed to tauira success.

To find out whether you are eligible for fees-free study for our fee paying programmes visit the Fees Free Website.

You'll learn about:

  • Māori patterns and designs
  • time and project management
  • drawing and design
  • technical skill in carving
  • other toi practitioners
  • rangahau (research)
  • history, tikanga and cultural practices relating to carving.

You'll know how to:

  • create and complete works
  • apply solutions to creative processes
  • work with others
  • present and display your work
  • apply tikanga and kawa relating to toi
  • manage your time when completing projects
  • reflect on your work.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You'll be able to apply to enrol in our Level 5 programme, Toi Paematua - Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Art (Whakairo)

I want to use my qualification

Use your carving skills to contribute to your marae and community.

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