Diploma in Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Te Whānautanga o te Reo

  • Level 6
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Continue your immersion journey in te reo Māori and lead the way for your whānau, hapū and iwi.

Function confidently in most situations using only te reo Māori. Learn to articulate your ideas and hold meaningful dialogues using metaphors and whakaaro Māori. Develop a translation skillset, and learn in a calm, encouraging, stress-free environment that also challenges you to speak and think in the reo.

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

  • Te Pōkairua Reo (Rumaki) (Te Kaupae 6) | New Zealand Diploma in Te Reo (Rumaki) (Level 6)

You'll learn about:

  • intermediate-level grammar
  • translation
  • using metaphorical language
  • interpreting texts
  • tikanga
  • waiata and haka.

You'll know how to:

  • use a wide range of grammatical structures
  • produce accurate translations and interpretations
  • identify and discuss creation and migration stories
  • examine specialised knowledge through traditional haka and waiata
  • use te reo in formal and informal settings.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Increase your expertise with Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi. Or move into our degree in Māori Advancement: Te Paritūtanga o te Reo.

I want to use my qualification

With skills at this level you could be a kaiako in a kōhanga reo or kura. You could also provide cultural advice in your workplace or organisation, or take on leadership roles in your marae, hapū or iwi entity.


How you'll study:

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

Option 1:

  • Weekly wānanga (10 hours per week)*
  • 3 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 23 hours per week.

* = Delivery of weekly wānanga will be determined according to each site.

Option 2:

  • 1 x 3 hour weekly wānanga
  • 8 x noho marae (26 hours)

It is important to note that activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to approximately 25 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:

You'll need to have done one of these programmes (or equivalent):

  • Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo
  • Te Ara Reo Māori (Level 5)
  • successfully completed a pre-entry assessment.

All applicants will be invited to attend an information session or interview.

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