FREE | Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga (Waka Ama) (Kaupae 3) | NZ Certificate in Tikanga (Waka Ama) (Level 3)

Study Options



19 weeks


Level 3

Kia rite!

Te tikanga – kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori.

Enrol now on this exciting programme and immerse yourself in waka ama (outrigger canoeing).


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

  • Learn about, and be immersed in, the traditional indigenous sport of waka ama
  • Te reo me ōna tikanga
  • Fitness and wellbeing for all ages, for whānau, hapū, iwi and local communities and health and safety

The programme will also cover content on:

  • The history behind waka ama – the ancient voyaging and navigation across and around the Pacific Ocean
  • Practical learning of paddling technique, safety procedures and enhancing performance on the water
  • Living a healthy lifestyle


There are two entry dates:

  • February
  • July



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 career and study opportunities

Upon graduating you will be able to progress to:

  • Level 3 or 4 Te Reo Māori / Waka Ama programmes, in particular Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga (Waka Ama) (Level 4) | NZ Certificate in Tikanga (Waka Ama) (Level 4)

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.