FREE | Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) (Kaupae 3) | NZ Certificate in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) (Level 3)

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19 weeks


Level 3

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Nau mai haere mai rā - Welcome

maori studyEnrol now on this exciting new programme that offers you the ability to expand your current knowledge about tikanga marae (marae protocols) within a Māori world view.


This qualification is for people who want to develop some understanding of tikanga within a specialist field founded on a Māori world view.

As a graduate of this qualification you will have some knowledge and skills to support and participate in the practice of tikanga under limited supervision.

Subject areas include:

  • A range of protocols that underpin pōwhiri (formal welcoming of visitors on the marae) and whakangahau (entertaining visitors with waiata, haka, etc.)
  • The marae, its art forms and how they relate to local histories
  • Key events in Māori history and the impact on tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July

Weekly day and night classes with three weekend wānanga.


You must have completed:

  • The approved foundation programme, Te Pōkaitahi Reo Māori (Reo Rua) | NZ Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 2), or
  • Have an equivalent qualification.

Your future study opportunities

Upon graduating you will be able to progress to Level 3 or 4 Te Reo Māori / Waka Ama programmes.

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.