He Tikanga Whakaaro

NZ Certificate in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori)

  • Level 4
  • Study from home
  • 12 months
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Tikanga has been evolving for thousands of years – refined and handed down through the generations. This programme passes on a broad range of Māori knowledge, allowing you to appreciate the depth and beauty of Māori beliefs and values to ensure tikanga practices are nurtured, maintained and embraced for generations to come.

He Tikanga Whakaaro is a home-based programme supported by a kaitiaki (support person) who will meet with you during your studies.


You'll learn about:

  • marae protocols and practices
  • tangihanga (funerals)
  • respectful relationships
  • rongoa Māori (traditional remedies)
  • mara kai (gardening)
  • Trusts and Māori Land Courts
  • te reo Māori.

You'll know how to:

  • participate in tikanga practices in a range of settings
  • apply your understanding of hauora
  • prepare and grow your own kai
  • reflect on values and belief systems
  • use basic te reo Māori in everyday situations.

Where will this take me

I want to keep studying

Increase your knowledge further by enrolling in Te Pōkairua Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) Level 5.

I want to use my qualification

Enhance your career in roles that work with Māori - such as tourism, hospitality, retail and education.


How you'll study

  • at home
  • at your own pace
  • with regular visits from a kaitiaki.

Your home-based kaitiaki is working in partnership with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa under a sub-contract arrangement.

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