FREE | Te Pōkaitahi Reo Māori (Reo Rua) (Kaupae 2) | NZ Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 2)

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


19 weeks


Level 2

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If you want a safe, friendly place to start learning te reo Māori, expand your knowledge, or experience the Māori world, this is the place to be.

With our courses you’ll find the support and opportunities to fulfil your hunger to learn and expand your knowledge in te ao Māori.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July

Full-time study day classes, 9.00am-3.00 pm, Monday to Thursday.

Part-time study one weekly night class and three weekend wānanga (Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti only).

Entry requirements

This is an open entry programme which means no formal qualifications are required. You must be aged 16 or over and you are required to have a reasonable reading level in order to cope with the programme and to carry out written instruction.

A personal interview may be part of the application process.


Te Pōkaitahi Reo Māori (Reo Rua) (Kaupae 2) | NZ Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 2) is designed to provide ākonga with the language skills required to communicate, with little support, in familiar everyday contexts and in Māori environments where you feel comfortable.

Successful completion of this certificate allows you to enrol in Te Pōkaitahi Reo Māori (Reo Rua) (Kaupae 3) the following semester/year.

Subject areas

  • Beginners (Level 2) Te Reo Māori
  • Māori and marae activities (includes noho marae)
  • Class-based activities

Your future career and study opportunities

Skills developed in this programme will enhance chances of gaining employment in a number of fields where a basic knowledge of te reo Māori is required.

This programme provides a foundation pathway for ongoing learning with Te Tohu Tauihu (Kaupae 3) | NZ Certificate in Te Reo me Ngā Tikanga Māori (Level 3).

Academic learning services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus



EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.