Certificate in Te Ara Reo Māori

Qualification Certificate in Te Ara Reo Māori
Level 2



1 year

Location Gore

Course Outline

This fun and exciting programme is a foundation level of the Māori language which will introduce you to basic tikanga Māori and introductory conversational Māori.

Course Content

Te Ao Māori

WTMTA117.2       Te Ara Pu – Alphabet, Tupou - Pronouns, Mihi - Greetings


WTMTA119.2       Whanaungatanga – Relationships, Whanau - Family, Tokohia? - How many people?


WTMTA120.2       Wahi – Places, He Mea - Objects, Mahi Tatau - Numbering and counting, Tohutohu - Instructions


Te Wa
WTMTA122.2       Te Wa – Time, Te Taima - Time, Te Tau Māori - Seasons


Mahi Ngahau
WTMTA123.2       He Mahi – Action, He Ahua Inaianei - Present states or conditions, Nga Hui - Meetings


WTMTA124.2       Wahi Hararei – Holidays, Haerenga - Going Places, He Waka - Transport


He Tikanga Marae
WTMTA219.2       Nga Wahanga o te Marae - Parts of the Marae, Powhiri - Welcome ceremonies, He Kupu Arahi - Vocabulary


Te Tangata

Tangata Rongonui
WTMTA221.2       Te Tinana - The Body, Nga Umanga - Characteristics, Pumanawa - Your Attributes, Tangata Rongonui - Famous People

Application Criteria

Open entry - 16 years and over.

Satisfactory Completion

For a student to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and to be eligible for award of the qualification Certificate in Te Ara Reo Máori, they must have:

Attended for not less than 80% of the timetabled class hours and other scheduled learning activities relating to the programme. Completed all scheduled course work requirements and assessments for all units.

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