The best way to study is to follow a pathway (a succession of programmes that builds your knowledge as you work up through the levels). These pathways show how you could progress through your studies with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa as you gather the skills you need to launch a successful career.
What is a pathway?
Please note that each pathway we’ve presented is only one way of doing things. For example, programmes in Te Reo Rangatira (Māori Language) section also lead to programmes in Angitū (Māori & Indigenous People’s Development) section. You don’t have to stick with a pathway from start to finish – you’re free to choose which pathway to follow. But, you’ll get the best results in the quickest time if you choose a pathway that progresses up the levels.
How do I create my own pathway?
Your pathway will depend on what topic you want to study and how much study you’ve already done towards that topic. For those who have never studied at tertiary level, or who have been away from study for a long time, the programmes in our Tūāpapa (Foundation) section will get you started. You can use these programmes as the start of a pathway in any subject area.Here’s how to create your own pathway:
1 .. CHOOSE AN ENTRY POINT
The entry point of your pathway (your starting point) will depend on your existing level of knowledge in a topic. If you have no knowledge of a topic, you may wish to start with a programme at level 2 or 3. If you have some knowledge, you may be able to start at a higher level. Talk to one of our tutors about what level you should start at.
2 .. CHOOSE AN EXIT POINT
Your exit point is the point at which you will stop studying with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to get a job or to move to another institution. Choose a series of programmes that work up the levels and link your entry point to your exit point. This is your personal study pathway through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
3 .. MAP YOUR PATHWAY
Choose a series of programmes that work up the levels and link your entry point to your exit point. This is your personal study pathway through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
4 .. TALK TO A TUTOR
Once you’ve mapped your personal pathway, it’s a good idea to talk to one of our tutors to make sure your pathway is going to achieve your academic and employment goals
For more information about which pathways and programmes could be right for you call 0800 355 553 or you may also like to visit a Te Wānanga o Aotearoa site to discuss your options.