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Te Hapara, Diploma in Māori Studies

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

36 credits in NCEA Level 2 over three subjects plus 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 in Te Reo Māori. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 (no lower than 6.0 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification.

Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

For more information on compulsory student services fess, loans and allowances.

Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

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

In our diploma you will explore courses in language, linguistics and culture supported by our whānau environment.

We nurture your growth with a deeper understanding of our Māori world view, allowing you to be open to a broader perspective of yourself, the strengths that support your success and the positive influence you can have in your community and work environment.

In addition to these core subjects, we offer options to study in the following areas: Māori development, health and welfare.

We will also support your study in academic development courses to prepare you for entry to higher level diplomas and degrees.

A maximum of 30 elective credits from any diploma or degree programme at Ara or other New Zealand polytechnic or university may also be included towards this qualification.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 36 credits in NCEA Level 2 over three subjects plus 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 in te reo Maori.

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

  • Or a pass in the Certificate in Maori Studies, Te Ata Hou.

Additional requirements
  • If you do not meet the above entry criteria but are still interested in this area of study, you may wish to consider Te Ata Hou or Te Haeata, the Ara Maori Studies Foundation Certificate programmes which provide pathways to this diploma.

English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart
PROGRAMME CODE: CH3753
LEVEL: 5
CREDITS: 120
COMMENCES: February, July
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: Please enquire
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $ 2,900 - 3,300
International: Please enquire
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Advised before enrolment

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Due to Immigration New Zealand visa requirements international students are ineligible to enrol in this diploma.

Application documents

Career opportunities

On completion of this programme you will have a thorough understanding of Māori language and customs, history and our contemporary standing in New Zealand today.

Te Hāpara is a qualification useful in a range of settings including roles that deliver initiatives to improve Māori health and welfare outcomes. Other positions involving resourcing and management within iwi-based organisations, government departments and corporations, or community and social development agencies may also be of interest. Alternatively you could apply your knowledge in the fields of education, tourism, arts, media and sports.

Study pathways

Te Hāpara graduates meet the entry criteria for Te Atatū, Diploma in Māori Studies or you can also progress to Year 2 of the Bachelor of Language (Māori).

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