Te Whānautanga o te Ao Tikanga

NZ Diploma in Tikanga

  • Level 6
  • 40 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Take your understanding of tikanga to a more advanced level. You’ll learn how to apply your knowledge of Māori customs and practices in a wider variety of contexts helping you to develop and strengthen your confidence and capabilities in tikanga.

You’ll also further enhance your ability to critically analyse and apply tikanga in an increasingly wide range of contexts and applications.

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

  • Te Pōkairua Tikanga (Kaupae 6) - NZ Diploma in Tikanga Level 6

You'll learn about:

  • the ability to critically analyse and apply tikanga in a wide range of contexts and applications
  • an operational ability to manage and apply tikanga in leading change, mentoring potential leaders and formulating strategic plans
  • comprehensive knowledge of tikanga protocols and cultural practices that anticipate change and inform decision-making for the future.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You might be interested in applying to enrol on our master's degree He Waka Hiringa - Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge Level 9.

I want to use my qualification

Expert knowledge of tikanga will help positively influence your home, marae, community, workplace, and abroad.


How you'll study:

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 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
  • have a Level 5 qualification in tikanga, or relevant experience
  • attend an information hui with a kaiako.
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