Diploma in Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Advanced Full Immersion

  • Level 6
  • 40 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Continue your immersion journey in te reo Māori and lead the way for your whānau, hapū and iwi.

Function confidently in most situations using only te reo Māori. Learn to articulate your ideas and hold meaningful dialogues using metaphors and whakaaro Māori.

Develop a translation skillset, and learn in an encouraging environment that also challenges you to speak and think in te reo.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive the following qualification:

  • Te Pōkairua Reo (Rumaki) (Te Kaupae 6) - New Zealand Diploma in Te Reo (Rumaki) Level 6

You'll learn about:

  • intermediate-level grammar
  • translation
  • using metaphorical language
  • interpreting texts
  • tikanga
  • waiata and haka.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Increase your expertise with our Level 7 Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi.

I want to use my qualification

With skills at this level you could be a kaiako in a kōhanga reo or kura. You could also provide cultural advice in your workplace or organisation, or take on leadership roles in your marae, hapū or iwi.

How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 40 weeks. Some of our locations offer different delivery modes. These will be confirmed by your local campus and might include:

Option 1:

  • weekly wānanga (10 hours per week)
  • 3 x 1-day wānanga (8 hours per wānanga)

Activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time amounting to approximately 23 hours per week.

Option 2:

  • 1 x weekly wānanga (3 hours)
  • 8 x noho marae (26 hours per noho)

Activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to approximately 25 hours per week.

Online learning requirements: Please note that tauira will be required to have access to a quality learning device in order to complete planned learning activities outside of scheduled classes, noho and wānanga.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will provide internet access at its main and selected delivery sites.

Entry criteria:

To enrol in this programme, a potential tauira must:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be a New Zealand citizen (or citizen of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or permanent resident
  • have successfully completed Te Hapūtanga o te Reo (Kaupae 5), or a te reo Māori diploma qualification at Level 5, or Year One of a te reo Māori degree (Rumaki)
  • attend an interview or information hui with a kaiako.


  • successfully complete the pre-entry assessment (PEA) – direct entries only, and
  • attend an interview or information hui with a kaiako.
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