Te Mana Ao Tūroa (Taiao)

Bachelor of Māori Advancement

  • Level 7
  • 3 yrs 36 weeks per year
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Te Mana Ao Tūroa means 'the development of all aspects of this world and the universe'. This 3-year degree programme advances environmental global wellbeing through Te Ao Māori thinking, knowledge and wisdom.

Gain a qualification, skills, knowledge and experience that will support your desire to further the aspirations of your whānau, hapū and iwi. Study about governance, leadership, innovation and engagement underpinned by principled approaches and whakaaro Māori.


You'll learn about:

  • Tāne (leadership)
  • Rongo (engagement)
  • Māui (innovation)
  • Kaitiakitanga (governance and leadership)
  • Whānau ora (sustainable living)
  • Māori and indigenous economic development
  • Strategic planning and financial analysis
  • Communication and diverse indigenous encounters
  • Negotiations and complex decision-making

You'll know how to:

  • Tiaki: Understand the responsibility of guaranteeing appropriate trusteeship
  • Pupuri: Gather and apply knowledge, thinking and experiences for use as and when appropriate
  • Arataki: Guide in all sets of relationships and kaupapa
  • Tautoko: Support in all sets of relationships and kaupapa
  • Tohutohu: Fulfil the obligations in relationships and kaupapa

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Take this to the next level with our Masters of Applied Indigenous Knowledge - He Waka Hiringa.

I want to use my qualification

With skills at this level you can work in conservation, environmental science and resource management. You could also teach or lead environment initiatives for your marae, hapū, iwi and community.


How you'll study:

This programme uses a mixed-mode delivery method which includes:

  • noho marae
  • weekend wānanga
  • online learning
  • practice-based learning

Entry criteria:

To enrol you'll need:

  • a Level 4 qualification (at least 120 credits) or equivalent

All applicants will need to attend an interview

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