Ngā Mahi ā Te Whare Pora

Toi Paematua - Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Art

  • Level 5
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Advance your weaving skills with further exploration into the techniques, tikanga and practices of Ngā Mahi ā Te Whare Pora - weaving.

Learn to harvest and protect harakeke, reflect on your creative processes and practices, and work on a number of projects - both individually and collectively. Depending on your location you might have the option of studying mahi raranga, whatu, tāniko, tukutuku or working with different fibres.


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:

  • media practice
  • creative processes - ways to make work
  • time and project management
  • values and beliefs
  • other toi practitioners
  • rangahau (research)
  • history, tikanga and cultural practices relating to toi.

You'll know how to:

  • apply practical skills in the production of creative work
  • assist in the management, creation and completion of projects
  • reflect, analyse and apply insights to your work.
  • present and display your work
  • source and prepare materials for toi practice
  • apply tikanga and kawa relating to toi
  • work with others.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

After completing this programme you'll be ready to enrol in our bachelor's degree, Maunga Kura Toi.

I want to use my qualification

With skills at this level you can be a practising artist, work in community arts, or take on entry-level roles at art galleries.


Entry criteria:

You'll need one of the following to enrol:

  • Kāwai Raupapa - Certificate in Māori Visual Arts (Level 4)
  • a level 4 Toi Māori qualification of at least 120 credits
  • a portfolio showing evidence of level 4 equivalent experience.

All applicants will need to attend an interview.

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