Follow the nautical traditions of our ancestors as you develop confidence and skills in tikanga waka. Learn the history and maritime practices that made Māori legendary seafarers.
This programme is for people who want to gain knowledge in practical waka ama and waka kōpapa (shallow hull) skills, water safety, waka types, history and traditions, tikanga Māori and whakapapa.
When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:
This qualification is for people who wish to develop a broad range of tikanga within a specialist field, founded on a Māori world view.
Graduates of this qualification will have a broad range of knowledge and skills to support and participate in tikanga practice, under broad guidance.
Graduates of this qualification will be able to take responsibility for their own learning and performance, and will be able to apply knowledge fundamental to tikanga practice, within a chosen field of work, or study, and across the community in general.
This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 38 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:
In addition to these, you’ll be expected to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for:
Tauira will need to engage in the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa digital platform I-Akoranga throughout the programme. Internet access and a digital device is needed to enhance the tauira learning experience.
In some locations this programme may be provided by an approved sub-contract arrangement.
To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:
You could seek opportunities in tourism, hospitality and retail, education and horticulture. You could also assist whānau Māori, communities, local and regional bodies and agencies wanting to broaden their knowledge base in kaupapa Māori.
Mana Tangata | 30 Credits
Reflect on tikanga to self-manage hauora as an expression of mana tangata. Reflect on and evaluate own practice of taha wairua, taha tinana, taha hinengaro, and taha whānau as an expression of mana tangata.
Mana Whenua | 30 Credits
Rangahau traditional and contemporary waka and iwi that affiliate to them in terms of tikanga-ā-iwi as an expression of mana whenua. Demonstrate knowledge of traditional and contemporary waka Māori usage as an expression of mana whenua. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to use water safety practices as an expression of mana whenua. Apply broad theoretical knowledge and concepts relating to weather as an expression of mana whenua.
Mana Ora | 30 Credits
Demonstrate knowledge of tikanga practices to enhance mana reo. Demonstrate knowledge of mana reo within tikanga-ā-wai waka practices. Demonstrate knowledge of mana reo in relation to tikanga-ā-whenua waka practices. Demonstrate reflective practice in relation to tikanga and participation in waka practices.
Mana Ao Tūroa | 30 Credits
Apply and integrate a broad range of tikanga concepts to achieve NZ Coastguards’ Day Skippers standards as an expression of mana ao tūroa. Apply tikanga practices to use waka as an expression of mana ao tūroa. Apply and integrate a broad range of tikanga concepts and practices to hoe waka as an expression of mana ao tūroa. Demonstrate ability to plan and participate in waka Wānanga as an expression of mana ao tūroa.