Te Whāinga o te Ao Tikanga

  • Level 3
  • 18 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Tikanga is about purpose, practices and protocols, and you'll find it in every aspect of te ao Māori (the Māori world).

This programme gives you the foundations of understanding what tikanga is, why it exists, and how it exists in practice. Your local class has a specialised delivery strand that brings foundational tikanga learning to life.


You'll learn about:

  • what is tikanga Māori?
  • what's the thinking behind tikanga?
  • how is tikanga applied?

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Advance to our Level 4 programme, Te Kunenga o te Ao Tikanga. Or you might want to enrol on another of our programmes in Māori language, the arts, business, computing, social work, sports or trades.

I want to use my qualification

Understanding the fundamentals of tikanga can help you contribute with confidence in your whānau, community, marae, or workplace.


How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 60 credits.  Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

  • 4 x noho marae (25 hours)
  • 1 x one-day wānanga (8 hours)

It is important to note that activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to approximately 27 hours per week.

Workload: For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher at certain times throughout the programme.

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