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 develop your language skills and deepen your 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 3)
  • Location:
  • Method of Study:
    Part time evening, with some full days and off campus wānanga reo
  • Teaching Duration:
    60 weeks
  • Start Date:
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  • $465

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Core Elements

The focus is on developing the four key skills of language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. A graduate of the Short Award in Te Reo Maori (Level 3) will be able to:

  • use the four skills of language literacy in Te Reo Māori (listening, speaking, reading, writing) in areas of everyday activities that require a range of known solutions to familiar situations applied under limited supervision
  • know how to operate in an immersion environment where there are routines and Māori cultural practices that demonstrate a range of standard and relevant processes

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 have:

  • Applicants must have completed the Short Award in Te Reo Māori (Level 2) or have knowledge equivalent to NZQA Reo Māori Level 2. 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. 
  • Applicants will be required to be part of an interview to discuss programme expectations and ensure suitability for the programme.

Special Notes

  • Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.