Mana Ora

NZ Certificate in Māori Business & Management

  • Level 3
  • Study from home
  • 9 months - part-time
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Want to learn about kaupapa Māori (Māori policies and practices) for your work or business? Or learn about running a business but don't have time to attend classes? Mana Ora could be the perfect course for you.

Mana Ora is a unique programme where you'll learn about running a business and kaupapa Māori at the same time - from the comfort of your own home. You'll receive all the resources you need to learn, and get the support of an experienced kaitiaki (support person) who will visit you during your studies.

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

  • NZ Certificate in Māori Business & Management (Level 3).

You'll learn about:

  • te reo and tikanga Māori (Māori language and culture)
  • business planning and strategy
  • marketing and branding
  • business communications and stakeholder relationships
  • leadership, management and teamwork
  • the Treaty of Waitangi
  • personal and professional development.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Increase your business knowledge by enrolling in Smart Steps to Business Level 3 or the Certificate in Small Business & Project Management Level 4.

I want to use my qualification

You'll have the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop a kaupapa Māori approach for your work or business. You could also use your skills to work with, and within, Māori businesses and organisations as well as a range of other businesses.


How you'll study:

This is a part-time programme that consists of 60 credits delivered over 9 months. Throughout the programme you will be required to complete set activities each week from home.

These activities will take approximately 17 hours of learning per week. All details regarding your learning are available within your kete that are sent to you throughout the programme.

In some locations this programme may be provided by an approved sub-contract arrangement.


Entry criteria

To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be a New Zealand citizen (or citizen of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or permanent resident.
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