Te Kunenga o te Ao Tikanga

  • Level 4
  • 40 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Develop your understanding of tikanga protocols and cultural practices. Move to the next level of learning and confidence in tikanga - the lifeblood of te ao Māori (the Māori world).

Begin to specialise in tikanga specific to your area of interest in formal and informal settings. You'll learn deeper insights into the thinking behind tikanga and gain the technical ability to apply tikanga.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive the following qualification:

  • NZ Certificate in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) Level 4

You'll learn about:

  • deeper insights into the thinking behind tikanga
  • a more technical ability to apply tikanga
  • a developing knowledge of tikanga protocols and cultural practices.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Advance to our Level 5 programme, Te Hapūtanga o te Ao Tikanga.

I want to use my qualification

Begin to specialise in tikanga specific to your area of interest.


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 marae (25 hours per noho)

In addition to these attendance hours, you’ll be expected to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately 27-28 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
  • must attend an interview with a kaiako.
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