Te Reo Māori and Pasifika studies

About Te Reo Māori and Pasifika studies

Careers in Māori language are wide and varied, and studying Te Reo Māori offers more than just the knowledge of another language. It also strengthens historical, cultural and community understanding and can lead to involvement with a broad range of areas. Social work, teaching, youth work, art, cultural historian, and public policy development are just some of the possibilities.

Studying Te Reo Māori and Pasifika studies

Our graduates are renowned for their high levels of oratory skill and you will understand how this well deserved reputation has developed from the moment you first enter Te Puna Wānaka. Our expert tutors will soon have you skilled with the ability to analyse and evaluate new information, concepts and evidence from a wide range of sources. Passionate about sharing their knowledge, skills and industry connections, they will work with you to discover your strengths and help you succeed in a stimulating and supportive Māori environment. You will learn how to communicate this information in a well reasoned and understandable manner. Employers throughout all sectors value our students for their unique perspectives and the gift of language and culture they are confident in sharing.

Programmes

Bachelor of Māori Language and Indigenous Studies (Te Ohoka)

Programme code:
CH4041
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February, July

Our degree has been specially designed with the needs and career goals of modern speakers of Te Reo Māori in mind.

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Certificate in Sāmoan Language (Gagana Sāmoa)

Programme code:
G21027
Level:
5
Credits:
30
Starts:
February, July, October

Increase your understanding of Samoan language and culture for everyday social, community and work situations.

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Akona Te Reo - Certificate in Māori Language

Programme code:
CH4037
Level:
5
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Embark on a learning journey while absorbing yourself in the Māori language. You will leave this programme with the ability to speak and understand Te Reo Māori.

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Te Hapara, Diploma in Māori Studies

Programme code:
CH3753
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Enrich your identity and discover new strengths on your pathway to success with this expanded connection to Māori language and culture.

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Te Ata Hou, Certificate in Māori Studies

Programme code:
CH3980
Level:
4
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Develop to your full potential with this exciting and challenging programme in Māori language, customs, history and development.

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Certificate in Māori Foundation Studies - Te Haeata

Programme code:
CH3960
Level:
3
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Take your first steps toward learning the essence of Māori culture, language and tradition within our supportive whānau environment.

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Certificate in Pasifika Foundation Studies

Programme code:
CH3960
Level:
3
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

In our supportive fanau community you will learn about the rich diversity of traditions and creative arts that are at the heart of all Pacific Island cultures.

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