Kaitiakitanga

Postgraduate Diploma in Bicultural Professional Supervision

  • Level 8
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Are you currently working in social services, health or education and want to take your studies further? Are you currently in a leadership role and would like to strengthen your skills in working with people?

Would you like to move into management or you are in management and want to strengthen your professional practice? Then this programme is for you!

Our postgraduate diploma allows tauira (students) to develop their own kaitiakitanga (guardianship) model of professional supervision to implement into their professional practice.

Underpinned by Māori pedagogy, you'll be trained as a practitioner to provide culturally rigorous supervision relevant to your context. You'll develop cultural and professional competencies by engaging in a research process that involves deconstruction and transformation informed by bicultural worldviews.

Take your practice to the next level by developing the skills needed to supervise, coach, and support your staff and peers.


You’ll learn about:

  • influencing the practice of supervision informed by Māori and non-Māori worldviews
  • developing critical, conceptual practitioners in the field of supervision
  • the need for culturally competent practitioners in a range of different disciplines

You'll know how to:

  • work with whānau, hāpu, iwi
  • develop models of kaitiakitanga that contribute to the wider community
  • develop your own kaitiakitanga model of professional supervision and integrate this into your professional practice

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying​​

You'll be ready to enrol on our master's programme - He Waka Hiringa - Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge​

I want to use my qualification

This programme can further your career in social work, nursing, midwifery, counselling, education or working for your community, iwi or hapū. It will also support your practice when working in culturally sensitive environments.​


How you’ll study:

  • noho marae
  • wānanga whāiti (compulsory tutorials)
  • online learning

Entry criteria:

You'll need to:

  • hold a relevant undergraduate degree and two years relevant professional practice, or
  • provide evidence of your professional practice (at least five years including your current position) and provide:
  • two references from appropriate people within your professional practice, and/or
  • two kaitiaki (trustee) letters of support from hapū, iwi, or community groups
  • attend an interview

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