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Akona Te Reo - Certificate in Māori Language

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

12 credits in NCEA Level 1 in Te Reo Māori. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6 Academic (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

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.

Akona Te Reo is a flexible, beginner-level Māori language certificate focused on enabling students to use Te Reo at home or in the workplace. It combines basic speaking and writing with an understanding of the cultural context of Te Reo Māori.

Akona Te Reo is a part time course. It can be studied online, in person or through a mix of both methods, which students can change or adapt to fit with their own commitments as the course progresses. Face-to-face classes are held online and in the classroom on Mondays and Wednesdays. In addition, there are five Wānanga (language workshops) held on campus at the weekend for extra study.

Find out more about our Wānanga (language workshops).

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 Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 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
  • 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.

Additional requirements
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: CH4037
LEVEL: 5
CREDITS: 60
COMMENCES: February, July
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: Please enquire
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic:
International: Please enquire
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street and online
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 certificate.

Application documents

Career opportunities

You can take this certificate demonstrating your ability in Māori language to progress your current career or to discover a new direction. Organisations dedicated to health, education, social policy and economic development will value graduates with this qualification as will iwi-based and private companies in the tourism, arts and sports sectors.

Study pathways

Further Te Puna Wānaka programmes that may interest you include the Māori diplomas, Te Hāpara or Te Ātatu or the Bachelor of Language (Māori). Past students have gone to study degrees at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch College of Education and Lincoln University to complete degree and post graduate studies.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Māori language