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

Study Options



19 weeks


Level 3

Kia rite!

Enrol now on this exciting new 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 Maori 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 ona tikanga
  • Fitness and wellbeing for all ages, for whānau, hapu, iwi and local communities and health and safety

This programme will also cover:

  • 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 is one entry date for 2022:

  • Monday, 13 July



You must have completed the approved foundation programme Waka Ama: Tikanga Maori [Level 2] or equivalent.

Study Opportunities

Upon graduating you will be able to progress to the Level 3 or 4 te reo Māori or Waka Ama programmes, in particular Te Pokaitahi Tikanga (Waka Ama) [Kaupae 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. 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 or call in for a chat.