Te Ara Reo Māori (He Pī Ka Rere)

Te Kunenga o te Reo

  • Level 4
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

If you know the basics of te reo Māori and want to take it further, here's your next step. Our safe, encouraging and interactive programme is loved by people from all cultures and backgrounds.

Develop a greater understanding of the Māori culture while you practice and build confidence in your Māori language skills. Learn alongside others at the same level, and have fun while you're doing it.

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

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive the following qualifications:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Reo Rua) (Level 3) 
  • New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Reo Rua) (Level 4)

You'll learn about:

  • active and negative sentence structures
  • extending your vocabulary
  • using different tenses
  • distinguishing between Māori and non-Māori sentence structures.

You'll know how to:

  • use a variety of sentence structures
  • use te reo Māori in a range of formal and informal situations
  • explain and practice tikanga Māori
  • use a range of waiata and karakia.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Move into full immersion with Te Rōnakitanga ki te reo Kairangi Level 5, or progress to our te reo degree, Te Paritūtanga o te Reo.

I want to use my qualification

You can put your te reo Māori skills to use in most jobs in Aotearoa.


How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits.  Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

  • 1 x weekly wānanga (3 hours)
  • 2 x noho marae (26 hours)
  • 4 x one-day wānanga (8 hours)

It is important to note that activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to approximately 28 hours per week.                                                             

Workload: For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher at certain times throughout the programme.


Entry criteria:

  • Have successfully completed a te reo Māori qualification at level 2, and attend an interview, or information hui
  • OR

  • Demonstrate existing te reo skill and knowledge at level 2, and attend an interview, or information hui.
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