Te Kumanu Raeroa

NZ Certificate in Tiaki Kuia, Koroua

  • Level 3
  • 19 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Do you work with, or aspire to work with, kuia and koroua in our community? If so, Te Kumanu Raeroa will give you the right skills to support our kaumātua (older people) in a way that’s most appropriate for their needs.

This introductory programme combines tikanga with an understanding of health services to ensure kuia, koroua and their whānau are not only well looked after, but also cherished, understood and empowered in the community.

Tauira enrolled in this programme are encouraged to bring their own digital device to download resources to support their studies.

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

  • New Zealand Certificate in Tiaki Kuia, Koroua Level 3

You'll learn about:

  • different views of ageing and support systems
  • tikanga, legislation and hauora
  • whānau kaitiaki roles and responsibilities for kuia and koroua
  • age related diseases and care approaches
  • end of life care to tiaki kuia and koroua.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Increase your knowledge further by enrolling in our Manaaki Tāngata - Certificate in Bicultural Social Services programme.

I want to use my qualification

You will graduate with a NZQA-approved qualification that shows you have the skills to work with kuia and koroua as a personal caregiver, home-helper or driver. You could also use your skills to contribute to the health needs of kuia and koroua in your whānau, hapū and/or iwi.


How you'll study:

This programme consists of 60 credits delivered over 19 weeks. Some of our locations offer different delivery modes. These will be confirmed by your local campus and might include:

Noho Option

In this study option, you will be required to attend:

  • 4 x weekly wānanga whaiti per week (3 hours per session)
  • 5 x noho marae (23-24 hours per noho)
  • activity directed learning (9-10 hours per week)

Additional learning of approximately 14.5 hours per week will also need to be completed outside of class time.

Face to Face Option

In this study option, you will be required to attend:

  • 3 x weekly wānanga whaiti per week (3 hours per session)
  • 4 x one-day wānanga (4 hours per wānanga)
  • activity directed learning (9-10 hours per week)

Additional learning of approximately 14.5 hours per week will also need to be completed outside of class time.


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.
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