Ngā Mahi ā te Whare Pora - Weaving

Toi Paematua - Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Art

  • Level 5
  • 38 weeks - full-time
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Advance your weaving skills with further exploration into the techniques, tikanga and practices of Ngā Mahi ā te Whare Pora - Weaving.

Learn to harvest and protect harakeke, reflect on your creative processes and practices, and work on a number of projects - both individually and collectively. Depending on your location you might have the option of studying mahi raranga, whatu, tāniko, tukutuku or working with different fibres.

When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Ngā Toi Level 5 (Ngā Mahi ā te Whare Pora)

You'll learn about:

  • media practices
  • creative processes - ways to make work
  • time and project management
  • values and beliefs
  • other toi practitioners
  • rangahau (research)
  • history, tikanga and cultural practices relating to toi.

How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 38 weeks. Throughout the programme you'll need to attend:

  • 10 x noho (25 hours per noho)
  • 1-day wānanga (10 hours)
  • kura whakaako - compulsory tutorials (4 hours per week)

You'll also need to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:

  • 22 hours per week

As some of the learning activities will need to be completed online, you’ll need to have access to an internet-connected device.

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
  • reside in New Zealand
  • have successfully completed the Level 4 Kāwai Raupapa certificate or an equivalent Toi Maori qualification consisting of 120 Level 4 credits, or can provide evidence of equivalent experience
  • attend an interview and selection process to demonstrate suitability to the programme

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

After completing this programme you'll be ready to enrol in our bachelor's degree, Maunga Kura Toi - Bachelor of Māori Art (Raranga).

I want to use my qualification

With skills at this level you could be a practising artist, work in community arts, or support whānau, iwi or marae projects.

Fee detail:

The 2022 fee for this diploma is:

$597.00 GST inclusive.

Are you eligible for fees-free study?

First-time tertiary students studying fee paying programmes may be able to study fee free in their first year. To find out whether you are eligible visit:

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