Kaitiakitanga

Postgraduate Diploma in Bicultural Professional Supervision

  • Level 8
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Graduates of this programme will have the knowledge, practice, skills and attributes to make a positive difference as kaitiaki/supervisors by effectively working alongside whānau, hapū, iwi and communities.

This qualification is for tauira who want to gain a postgraduate diploma in professional supervision that has a unique point of difference in that it uses mātauranga Māori approaches as the core of its supervision curriculum in a range of different disciplines.

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


Are you eligible for fees-free study?

First time tertiary students studying for fee paying programmes at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will be fees-free from 2018.

We’ve been providing fees-free study for the majority of our programmes for more than 30 years and are committed to tauira success.

To find out whether you are eligible for fees-free study for our fee paying programmes visit the Fees Free Website.


You’ll learn about:

  • the need for confident, competent, conscious practitioners in a range of different disciplines
  • the practice of supervision informed by Māori and non-Māori worldviews
  • Kaitiakitanga: practice contexts and industry
  • developing critical, conceptual practitioners in the field of professional supervision.

You'll know how to:

  • develop your own kaitiakitanga model of professional supervision and integrate this into your professional practice
  • apply Māori and non-Māori bodies of knowledge in your professional practice
  • further your understanding of bicultural supervision within your community.

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 Level 9.

I want to use my qualification

Your practice of kaitiakitanga can be applied across multiple disciplines such as social work, health, nursing, midwifery, counselling, education, community and iwi/hapū who are interested in undertaking a bicultural postgraduate diploma of supervision that is embedded in a Te Ao Māori worldview.


How you’ll study:

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

Entry criteria:

  • attend an interview
  • 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.

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