Being a part of the New Zealand Police can be more than being a police officer. There are many different roles both on the front line and behind the scenes.
This programme has been designed with the New Zealand Police to meet the demands of policing in today's diverse society.
Level 3 focuses on building understanding and appreciation of Māori culture, diverse communities, and different aspects of personal wellbeing.
When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:
NOTE: Passing this qualification does not guarantee you a space in the New Zealand Police. You will still need to complete and pass their application process.
To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:
This is a full-time programme that consists of 60 credits, delivered over 20 weeks.
You’ll be required to attend:
In addition to these attendance hours, you’ll be expected to complete activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:
Some learning activities will need to be completed online. You’ll need to have access to an internet-connected device to participate in this programme.
I want to keep studying
You can complete the Manahautū Level 4 qualification or move into the fitness industry, teaching, trades and more.
I want to use my qualification
You’ll be ready to complete the Police entry assessment. You’ll also be prepared to apply to the Armed Services, Corrections, Customs and more.
The 2024 fees for this programme are:
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: feesfree.govt.nz.
Aroā Ahurea (Cultural Awareness) | 15 Credits
The aim of this kōnae ako is to introduce tauira to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and how it informs the obligation of the Crown and the NZ Police to Māori. This kōnae ako also focuses on Māori culture and being culturally aware.
Ngā Ahurea Rerekē (Cultural Diversity) | 15 Credits
Develop an understanding of worldviews, values and principles, as well as developing an understanding of effective communication for diverse communities.
Hauora Tinana (Physical Wellbeing) | 15 Credits
Develop tauira understanding of health risk factors and how nutrition, physical activity and wellness frameworks can promote hauora. Tauira will explore individual hauora and create goals to improve hauora.
Hauora Hinengaro (Mental and Emotional Wellbeing) | 15 Credits
Use hauora models to create broad strategies to achieve mental and emotional wellbeing. This kōnae ako also focuses on emotional intelligence and effective communication for a range of scenarios.