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:
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.
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 approximately 25 hours per week.
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: