Upper Intermediate Te Reo Māori (Level 6) Upper Intermediate Te Reo Māori (Level 6)

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Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki) (Te Kaupae 6): New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 6)

CertificatePart-time, 1 year

Programme code



February, July





Domestic Applications due

15 February

International Applications due

Please enquire


Christchurch - Madras Street and online

Annual Fees(indictive 2020)


$2,340 - $2,660


Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

About this programme

Make an impact at work, at home and in the community with advanced Te Reo skills.

This Level 6 programme will give you a distinct advantage in today's competitive employment market and assist you in fulfilling roles within your whanau and community.

Designed to help you make an impact and realise your unique potential, this full immersion programme will equip you to be marae-ready and industry-ready. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop complex language patterns, apply your acquired language in various familiar and unfamiliar contexts and communicate effectively and creatively in the changing work environment.

You'll develop your language skills through face-to-face interactive classes, online resources and activities, wānanga (language workshops) and possibly also haerenga (trips) to local landmarks.

Career opportunities

The popularity and relevance of Te Reo Māori is growing locally and nationally. Te Reo Māori will assist you whichever career path you choose. Future career opportunities could include some of the following areas: Iwi development, communications, broadcasting, business, management, lecturer/teacher, strategic advisor, Māori research, tourism, administration, health promotion.

Study pathways

Bachelor of Māori Language and Indigenous Studies, postgraduate studies.

Recommended school subjects

Te Reo Māori, English, Maths

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 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
  • NZ3047 Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki) (Te Kaupae 5) - New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Maori (Level 5) or equivalent.

Alternative requirements
  • Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

    If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

    Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • What if English is not my first language?

    If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

    Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.


    • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
    • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.

    IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?

    You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme 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

Application documents

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.