Whether you’re looking to enhance your career opportunities or follow a path that requires a better understanding and use of Te Reo Māori, the Short Award will help you begin to develop your language skills and understanding of cultural practices. The use of New Zealand’s indigenous language is growing across the public sector and industry so a strong knowledge of use and understanding can help open doors to a new career. You’ll also be contributing to the national growth of the language.

  • Level:
  • Credit Value:
  • Awards:
    Short Award in Te Reo Maori (Level 1)
  • Location:
  • Method of Study:
    Part time evening, with some full days on arrangement
  • Teaching Duration:
    44 weeks
  • Start Date:
    6 - 9pm Wednesday 13 February
  • End Date:
    6 - 9pm Wednesday 11 December
  • $31.60

  • Domestic Breakdown
  •   NZQA Fee:

Core Elements

The focus is on developing the four key skills of language: listening, speaking, reading and writing of learners with very little or no prior knowledge of the Māori language.  

A graduate of the Short Award in Te Reo Maori (Level 1) will be able to:

  • Use the four skills of language literacy in te reo Māori (listening, speaking, reading, writing) in areas of every day activities that are repetitive and familiar applied in directed activity and under close supervision
  • Know how to operate in an immersion environment where there are routines and Māori cultural practices that areemployed within closely defined contexts
  • Build on existing skills and knowledge by enrolling on the Short Award in te Reo Māori (Level 2).

Programme Structure and Workload

6 - 9pm one night per week.

Career Opportunities

The skills, knowledge and attributes gained from the completion of this short award would serve employment in a variety of industries such as:

  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Business 
  • Science 
  • Health 
  • Hospitality 
  • Administration 
  • Media
  • Arts
  • Churches
  • Social work 
  • Government departments
  • Community organisations 
  • Regional and city councils 
  • Iwi & hapū organisations and business 

Entry Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 or above. Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.

Special Notes

  • Applicants will be required to be part of an interview to discuss programme expectations and ensure suitability for the programme.