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He Papa Tikanga – Certificate in Tikanga Māori Level 3

  • Level 3
  • Study from home
  • No fees

What is it?

He Papa Tikanga is an introductory programme into Māori culture and practices. It is a level 3 certificate with no fees, and study is flexible so it fits in with work and personal commitments.

What does the programme cover?

  • Basic Māori words
  • A Māori worldview
  • Values and belief systems
  • Māori traditions
  • Māori in a contemporary world
  • Māori philosophies and protocols

What level of Māori language do I need to have?

Although He Papa Tikanga discusses Māori topics and subjects, the programme materials are in English.

How will I study?

The programme is part time time over 12 months and you study where you like and at your own pace. All resources are delivered to you and you will also receive regular support from one of our kaitiaki (support person)

At the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • Understand and have insight into te ao Māori
  • Pronounce basic Māori words
  • Reflect on values and belief systems
  • Apply protocols of pōwhiri
  • Recognise media influences on cultural perceptions.

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