Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

  • Level 7
  • 40 weeks - full-time
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Take your reo Māori to an advanced level by continuing your total immersion journey.

Move your fluency to the level of sophistication and eloquence used in karanga and whaikōrero. Learn the subtleties of formal and informal language. Become a bearer of cultural knowledge for your whānau, hapū and iwi as you master our reo rangatira.

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

  • Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi Level 7

You'll learn about:

  • advanced grammar
  • Māori/English and English/Māori translation and interpretation
  • formal and informal language
  • tikanga
  • karanga and whaikōrero.

How you'll study:

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

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

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

Some of the learning activities will need to be completed online. You'll need access to an internet connected device to complete some learning activities.

Entry criteria:

To enrol in this programme, a potential student must be:


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

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Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You can take this further by applying to enrol in our master's programme - He Waka Hiringa - Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge Level 9.

I want to use my qualification

Teach te reo and tikanga Māori. You could also provide leadership and governance in your hapū/iwi entity, or be a cultural advisor in a business or other organisation.

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