Te Kumanu Raeroa

NZ Certificate in Tiaki Kuia, Koroua

  • Level 3
  • 19 weeks - full-time
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Do you work with, or aspire to work with, kuia and koroua in our community? If so, Te Kumanu Raeroa will give you the right skills to support our kaumātua (older people) in a way that’s most appropriate for their needs.

This introductory programme combines tikanga with an understanding of health services to ensure kuia, koroua and their whānau are not only well looked after, but also cherished, understood and empowered in the community.

Tauira enrolled in this programme are encouraged to bring their own digital device to download resources to support their studies.

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

  • New Zealand Certificate in Tiaki Kuia, Koroua Level 3

You'll learn about:

  • different views of ageing and support systems
  • the challenges our aged people face
  • tikanga, legislation and hauora
  • whānau kaitiaki roles and responsibilities
  • age related diseases and care approaches
  • palliative care

How you'll study:

This programme consists of 60 credits delivered over 19 weeks. Throughout the programme you will be required to attend: 

  • 1 x weekly wānanga whāiti (3 hours per session)
  • 5 x noho marae (22-25 hours per noho)

Additional learning outside of class time will also need to be completed for approximately:

  • 21.5 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 to complete some learning activities.

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
  • be fully committed to completing the programme
  • attend either (or both) an information session or enrolment interview 

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Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Increase your knowledge further by enrolling in one of our Level 4 programmes in social services, tikanga or rongoā.

I want to use my qualification

You will graduate with a NZQA-approved qualification that shows you have the skills to work with kuia and koroua as a personal caregiver, home-helper or driver. You could also use your skills to contribute to the health needs of kuia and koroua in your whānau, hapū and/or iwi.

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