New Zealand Diploma in Tikanga (Waka, Rongoaa, Te Ara Nunumi, Maatauranga Maaori, Maaori Development, Rangahau) (Level 6)

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  • Level 6
  • 1 year full-time
    Delivered in Taranaki region
  • $1552 - Domestic (2018)

Qualification overview

This qualification is for people who want to develop extensive knowledge of tikanga (plural) within a specialist field founded on a Māori world view. Graduates of this qualification will have comprehensive knowledge and skills to manage and lead the practice of tikanga in dynamic contexts.


This programme is delivered in conjunction with Te Reo o Taranaki.

Entry requirements

  • Applicants will have a high level of proficiency in oral te reo Māori demonstrated by the ability to participate in a full immersion environment to a high level of proficiency as evidenced by interview and/or in consultation with relevant iwi/hapū or organisation(s). This requirement will include the capacity to perform traditional oral protocols and actively participate in rigorous debate/discussion on topical issues that affect Taranaki; Or
  • Successful completion of New Zealand Diploma in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) (Level 5).

Career Options

Graduates of this qualification may pathway to tourism, hospitality, retail, education, media, horticulture or environment area. They may pathway to Māori whānau and communities, local and regional bodies and agencies seeking to broaden their knowledge base in kaupapa Māori principles and practices.

Further study options

This qualification may lead to further study at a degree level.