Te Whānautanga o te Ao Tikanga

NZ Diploma in Tikanga

  • Level 6
  • 40 weeks - full-time
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Enhance your ability to critically analyse and apply tikanga in a wide range of contexts and applications to positively benefit you personally and professionally.

Take your understanding of tikanga further with our highest level of fee-free study - the NZ Diploma in Tikanga Level 6. You’ll learn how to apply your knowledge of Māori customs and practices in numerous situations and environments, helping you to  strengthen your confidence and capabilities in tikanga.

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

  • Te Pōkairua Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) Kaupae 6 - NZ Diploma in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) Level 6

You'll learn about:

  • the ability to critically analyse and apply tikanga in a wide range of contexts and applications
  • an operational ability to manage and apply tikanga in leading change, mentoring potential leaders and formulating strategic plans
  • comprehensive knowledge of tikanga protocols and cultural practices that anticipate change and inform decision-making for the future.

How you'll study:

This is a fulltime programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 40 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend:

  • 8 x noho (25 hours per noho)
  • tutorials, 1-day wānanga, Zoom hui or field trips (totalling 32 hours)

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

  • 26.9 hours per week

Dates of your noho marae, tutorials, 1-day wānanga, Zoom hui or field trips will be confirmed by your kaiako (tutor).

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.

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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 a Level 5 qualification in tikanga, or relevant experience
  • attend an information hui with a kaiako

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Apply to enrol on our master's degree He Waka Hiringa - Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge Level 9.

I want to use my qualification

Expert knowledge of tikanga will help positively influence your home, marae, community, workplace, and abroad.

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