Te Hapūtanga o te Ao Tikanga

NZ Diploma in Tikanga

  • Level 5
  • 40 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Following on from our Level 4 programme, this Level 5 Te Hapūtanga o te Ao Tikanga course will continue to develop your understanding of the many tikanga protocols and cultural practices relating to the specialised area of interest your studies are focused on.

You’ll further advance your technical and practical skills of tikanga within their proper context. You will also develop your ability to critically consider and analyse the thinking behind tikanga and its many applications in not only te ao Māori (the Māori world) but the modern world around us.

When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:

  • Te Pōkairua Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) Kaupae 5 – NZ Diploma in Tikanga Level 5

You'll learn about:

  • the ability to critically consider the thinking behind tikanga and its many applications in te ao Māori and the modern world
  • an operational ability to manage and apply the tikanga in a range of diverse contexts including leadership, problem solving and rangahau
  • an in-depth knowledge of tikanga protocols and cultural practices that provide solutions to modern day problems.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You can continue on to the Level 6 programme, Te Whānautanga o te Ao Tikanga.

I want to use my qualification

Specialising in a specific tikanga practice will enable you to identify and apply tikanga in that practice and compare its application in other practices.


How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 40 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

  • 8 x noho (25 hours per noho)

You'll also need to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately 27.7 hours per week.


Entry criteria

To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be a New Zealand citizen (or citizen of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or permanent resident
  • have a Level 4 qualification in tikanga, or relevant experience
  • must attend an information hui with a kaiako.
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