Tikanga has been evolving for thousands of years – refined and handed down through the generations. This programme passes on a broad range of Māori knowledge, allowing you to appreciate the depth and beauty of Māori beliefs and values to ensure tikanga practices are nurtured, maintained and embraced for generations to come.
He Tikanga Whakaaro is a home-based programme supported by a kaitiaki (support person) who will meet with you during your studies.
When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:
This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 12 months.
Throughout the programme you will be required to complete set activities each week from home. These activities will take approximately:
All details regarding your learning are available within your kete which will be sent to you throughout the year.
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:
I want to keep studying
We offer a range of classroom-based tikanga programmes up to level 6. The subject options may vary depending on your location.
I want to use my qualification
You'll graduate with a NZQA approved qualification to show you have a good understanding of Mātauranga Māori, which will enhance your career in roles that work with Māori, such as tourism, hospitality, retail and education.
Tikanga Marae | 30 Credits
Demonstrate a broad understanding of marae governance structures and their role in maintaining marae. Explain pōwhiri in customary and contemporary contexts, in accordance with tikanga. Demonstrate a broad understanding of traditional and contemporary tangihanga and associated tikanga.
Mana Tangata | 30 Credits
Explore key attributes pertaining to mana wahine and mana tāne. Demonstrate an understanding of legislation that impacted on Māori. Demonstrate knowledge of whakapapa.
Hau Ora | 30 Credits
Demonstrate knowledge of hauora. Demonstrate an understanding of māra kai. Explain environmental impacts of māra kai.
Rangatiratanga | 30 Credits
Demonstrate a broad understanding of Kīngitanga. Explore a range of governance structures. Demonstrate understanding of the Māori Land Court. Use basic te reo Māori in everyday situations.