Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

  • Level 7
  • 40 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Take your reo Māori to an advanced level by continuing your total immersion journey.

Move your fluency to the level of sophistication and eloquence used in karanga and whaikōrero. Learn the subtleties of formal and informal language. Become a bearer of cultural knowledge for your whānau, hapū and iwi as you master our reo rangatira.

When you pass this diploma, you'll get this qualification:

  • Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi Level 7

You'll learn about:

  • advanced grammar
  • Māori/English and English/Māori translation and interpretation
  • formal and informal language
  • tikanga
  • karanga and whaikōrero.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You can take this further by applying to enrol in our master's programme - He Waka Hiringa - Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge.

I want to use my qualification

Teach te reo and tikanga Māori. Provide leadership and governance in your hapū/iwi entity, or be a cultural advisor in a business or other organisation.


How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 40 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

  • 1 x 3 hour weekly wānanga
  • 8 x noho marae (25 hours)

Activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to about 25 hours per week.


Entry criteria:

To enrol in this programme, a potential student must be:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • a New Zealand citizen (or citizen of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or permanent resident
  • have successfully completed Te Whānautanga o te Reo / Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi Level 6, or an equivalent te reo Māori qualification at Level 6 and
  • attend an interview, or information hui, with a kaiako.

Or

  • successfully complete the pre-entry assessment (PEA) – direct entries only, and
    attend an interview, or information hui, with a kaiako.
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