If you’ve always wanted to learn about whakairo (Māori carving), this programme is a great place to start. You’ll complete practical projects and learn the hands-on processes for carving.
Our kaiako (tutors) are experienced carvers who’ll teach you the techniques, history and tikanga associated with the ancient art form of whakairo.
When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:
I want to keep studying
You'll be able to apply for our Level 5 programme, Toi Paematua - Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Art (Whakairo).
I want to use my qualification
Use your carving skills to contribute to your marae and community.
This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 38 weeks. Some of our locations offer different delivery modes. These will be confirmed by your local campus and might include:
Option 1 (Face to face delivery)
You'll need to also complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately 21 hours per week.
Option 2 (Noho delivery)
Activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to approximately 21 hours per week.
Some of the learning activities will need to be completed online. You'll need to have access to an internet connected device for this programme.
To enrol in this programme, a potential student must: