Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

  • Level 7
  • 36 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.

You'll learn about:

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

You'll know how to:

  • use a wide range of grammatical structures
  • produce accurate translations and interpretations
  • identify and discuss the continuing role of stories and legends as knowledge frameworks
  • examine specialised knowledge through traditional 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.

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 programmme that consists of 120 credits.  Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

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

  • completed Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi Level 6 (or an equivalent Level 6 total immersion qualification)
  • or successfully complete a pre-entry assessment.

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

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