Te Kumanu Raeroa

NZ Certificate in Tiaki Kuia, Koroua

  • Level 3
  • 18 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.

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/koroua.

You'll know how to:

  • communicate effectively with kuia/koroua and their whānau
  • apply legislation to provide advocacy for kuia/koroua within health services
  • understand holistic care of age related diseases
  • apply strategies to support the care of kuia/koroua and their whānau
  • support kuia/koroua and their whānau in end of life care.

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 and knowledge to work with kuia/koroua - as a personal caregiver, home-helper or driver for example. You could also use your skills to contribute to the health needs of kuia/koroua in your whānau, hapū and/or iwi.


How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme. You need to be committed to (on average):

  • 18 hours of directed learning each week
  • 15.33 hours of self-directed learning each week

That'll be made up of:

  • noho
  • tutorials
  • extra study and activities that you decide will help your learning. (These may differ from class-to-class.)

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