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Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) [Te Kaupae 3] – NZ Certificate in Te Reo Māori [Level 3] Fee FREE

Nau mai haere mai rā - Welcome

This qualification is intended for learners who have an intermediate-level understanding of, and ability in the use of, te reo Māori. Graduates 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. Successful completion of this certificate allows students to enrol in the Level 4 programme.


  • February
  • July
  • Day classes (9am–3pm Mon–Thu), or night and weekend classes

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

When you’ve graduated with this certificate you’ll have met the entry criteria for the Certificate in Māori Studies (Level 4) before moving into the Bachelor of Arts Māori. You’ll also be able to enter any foundation level programme at EIT (Level 1 or 2 certificates).



  • Entry is open to anyone who is 16 years of age or older.  A personal interview may be part of the application process.

English language entry requirement

If English is not your first language an interview is part of the acceptance process for international students where this will be discussed.

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 first before you enrol.


This is a 17 week programme introducing core reading, writing, listening and speaking skills alongside an understanding of Māori language and customs. The programme is delivered in English and comprises of the following courses:

  • Tangata akona i te kāinga, tū ana i te marae, tau ana  
  • Hokia ō maunga kia pūrea e ngā hau o Tāwhirimātea
  • Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori
  • Ngā taonga a Wharawhara 

Come in and have a chat about your study options with the staff at our Hawke’s Bay or Tairäwhiti campuses. Or, simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.


Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. 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 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 scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.