FREE | Te Pōkaitahi Reo Māori (Reo Rua) (Kaupae 3) | NZ Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 3)

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


19 weeks


Level 3

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Nau mai haere mai rā - Welcome

If you want a safe, friendly place to start learning te reo Māori, expanding your knowledge, or experiencing 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

Day classes, 9.00 am-3.00 pm, Monday to Thursday OR one weekly night class and three weekend wānanga.

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.

Successful completion of this certificate allows you to enrol in Te Tohu Tauihu (Kaupae 4) | NZ Certificate in Te Reo me Ngā Tikanga Māori (Level 4) in the following semester/year.


Te Pōkaitahi Reo Māori (Reo Rua) (Kaupae 3) | NZ Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 3) is intended for those who have intermediate-level understanding of and ability in the use of te reo.

As a graduate you will have the skills and knowledge to communicate in te reo with some independence and confidence in everyday whānau, marae, social/community, workplace and/or academic contexts and in Māori environments where they feel comfortable.

Subject areas

  • Intermediate (Level 3) Te Reo Māori
  • Māori and marae activities (includes noho marae)
  • Work-based activities

Come in and have a chat about your study options with the staff at our Hawke’s Bay or Tairāwhiti campuses. Or, simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348. 



Entry requirements

You must have completed the approved foundation programme Te Pōkaitahi Reo Māori (Reo Rua) (Kaupae 2) | NZ Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 2) or have an equivalent qualification.

Entry with credit

You may already have some knowledge or skills (from other study or experience) that can be recognized as credit towards completing this programme. If credit is awarded, you may no longer be deemed a full-time student for allowances. Please enquire about this before you enrol.

For further information and enquiries please contact the Programme Administrator on 06 830 1435.

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.