Iwi Marine & Freshwater Studies

Diploma in Iwi Marine & Freshwater Studies

  • Level 6
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Advance the aspirations of your whānau, hapū and iwi for today and the coming generations. Reclaim, develop, and exercise kaitiakitanga over our marine and freshwater taonga tuku iho.

Learn from an Ao Māori perspective about traditional and commercial fisheries knowledge, management plans, and aquaculture initiatives. Our applied mahinga kai practicum sets this programme apart from the rest. It gives you the chance to research and survey your own taonga species and environment.


You'll learn about:

  • preserving and utilising traditional marine and freshwater knowledge
  • effectively understanding and managing your fisheries taonga
  • actively participating in commercial or customary fisheries decisions
  • gaining expertise and experience in mahinga kai

You'll know how to:

  • work in customary fishing management
  • use customary fishing authorisation procedures, practices and management
  • research marine and freshwater species, compliance and legislation
  • provide specific knowledge on the Quota Management System
  • understand the seafood industry and the process of allocating and transferring Annual Catch Entitlement

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Increase your expertise by moving into Te Mana Ao Tūroa or He Waka Hiringa.

I want to use my qualification

You’ll be ready to use your skills and qualifications in customary sheries management. This includes mandated iwi organisations and asset holding companies responsible for managing fisheries assets.


How you'll study:

This programme uses a mixed-mode delivery method that includes:

  • noho marae
  • tutorials

Entry criteria:

To enrol, you’ll need one of the following:

  • a Level 4 customary fishing management qualification
  • letters of support from a fishery organisation about your experience

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