Tikanga Marae

Certificate in Tikanga Marae

  • Level 4
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Leads to:

  • Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) (Kaupae 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) (Level 4)

Our marae are places of shelter, learning and tradition. They are rich with culture and identity. Have you wanted to learn tikanga and marae practices so you can strengthen your connections with home? Or are you from another culture and want to become involved with your community marae?

Be guided by an experienced kaiako as you learn about how a marae works and how you can become involved. Discover how you can contribute on the marae alongside others who, like you, are learning how things work.


You'll learn about:

  • Atua Māori
  • Māori worldviews, values and beliefs
  • pōwhiri and poroporoaki
  • tangihanga
  • the marae as a community
  • the relationship between language and cultural practices
  • te Reo Māori as it relates to the marae

Youll know how to

  • be involved with your marae
  • learn about your role on the marae and how to support your kaumātua and whānau
  • engage in the kawa and tikanga of your marae
  • explain marae practices and protocols

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You can continue to develop your strength in te ao Māori with our reo programmes, iwi-specific studies with Te Arataki Manu Kōrero, or move into our governance and leadership programme.

I want to use my qualification

You'll be able to contribute on your marae. Or you could provide cultural support in any organisation or workplace involved with marae.


How you'll study:

  • noho marae, wānanga and tutorials
  • content is contextualised to the rohe of delivery

Entry criteria:

* This proramme is pending New Zealand Qualifications Authority approval

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