He Papa Tikanga

NZ Certificate in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori)

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

Programme overview:

He Papa Tikanga will give you insight into a Māori worldview. Learn about traditions, concepts, values and protocols and understand why Māori do things a certain way. Find out how to apply some of these concepts in your home, workplace and community. Challenge your thinking and reflect on your own beliefs and values and how they relate to those of other cultures.

Learn from home at your own pace with amazing resources and regular visits from a kaitiaki (support person).

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

  • New Zealand Certificate in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) Level 3

You'll learn about:

  • basic Māori words
  • values and belief systems
  • Māori traditions
  • Māori in a contemporary world
  • Māori philosophies and protocols.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Increase your understanding by doing further studies in tikanga or te reo Māori.

I want to use my qualification

This knowledge will be an advantage when working with Māori and cultural organisations.


How you'll study:

This is a part-time programme that consists of 60 credits delivered over 12 months. Throughout the programme you will be required to complete set activities each week from home. These activities will take approximately 11.5 hours of learning per week.

All details regarding your learning are available within your kete which will be sent to you throughout the year.

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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