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Study Māori Language and Arts at SIT

Te Ara Reo Māori means the pathway to the Māori language, and in conjunction with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, SIT offers pathways ranging from beginner level courses that promote learning and understanding of the Māori language, arts and culture, through to more intensive Diploma level study. From learning to communicate in casual and formal situations, to awareness and understanding the importance of safe cultural practices, Te Ara Reo Māori programmes will enable you to understand and participate in a wide variety of situations.

All our Te Ara Reo Māori courses are covered by the Zero Fees Scheme* and we promote a relaxed learning environment which incorporates a lot of fun and humour! Come and be part of this extraordinary learning experience at Southern Institute of Technology.

Programmes in Māori Language & Arts

Click on a circle in the table below to see the courses offered in each subject/qualification combination.

Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

Invercargill

ODiploma41Māori Language & Arts1Invercargill
OCertificate41Māori Language & Arts1Invercargill
OSTAR41Māori Language & Arts1Invercargill

Queenstown

OCertificate41Māori Language & Arts7Queenstown
Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Māori Language & Arts Courses

Click a title below to see more information about that course.

One year full-time

Develop an understanding and knowledge of:

  • Advanced sentence structures, grammar conventions and contextual vocabulary
  • Technical knowledge of advanced- level reo Māori in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts
  • Advanced level te reo Māori to achieve tasks in specified contexts
  • Observance of tikanga and ahuatanga Māori to lead and guide specific people and tasks
  • Theoretical and technical knowledge to research a topic of interest including relevant matauranga Māori rangahau methods and ethics
  • Confidently and competently conversing in te reo Māori at Level 5

Course Details

36 weeks Full-Time (18 weeks Level 3 & 18 weeks Level 4)

You must have successfully completed the New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Maori (He Pi Ka Rere) Level 3 before enrolling into Level 4.

All current successful Level 3 students will automatically be enrolled into Level 4.

  • To provide akonga with the knowledge and skills to converse in Te Reo Māori at an intermediate level
  • To provide akonga with the skills to communicate in Te Reo Māori with some independence and confidence in everyday whanau, marae, social/community, workplace and/or academic contexts; and in Māori environments where they feel comfortable.
  • To contribute positively to the development of Te Reo kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori or have a personal and/or professional interest in Te Reo Māori
  • To provide a pathway for entry to higher level qualifications
  • To provide an employment pathway to the diverse spaces within Te Ao Māori
  • To build a harmonious nation and provide access to Te Reo Māori for all

Course Details

36 weeks Full-Time (18 weeks Level 3 & 18 weeks Level 4)

You must complete both Level 3 and Level 4 to receive the NZ Certificate in Te Reo Maori (He Pi Ka Rere) Level 3 & 4 qualification.

You will automatically be enrolled into Level 4 once you enrol into this course.

  • To provide akonga with the knowledge and skills to converse in Te Reo Māori at an intermediate level
  • To provide akonga with the skills to communicate in Te Reo Māori with some independence and confidence in everyday whanau, marae, social/community, workplace and/or academic contexts; and in Māori environments where they feel comfortable.
  • To contribute positively to the development of Te Reo kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori or have a personal and/or professional interest in Te Reo Māori
  • To provide a pathway for entry to higher level qualifications
  • To provide an employment pathway to the diverse spaces within Te Ao Māori
  • To build a harmonious nation and provide access to Te Reo Māori for all

Course Details

36 Weeks full time (18 weeks Level 1 & 18 weeks Level 2)

You must have successfully completed the New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Maori (He Pi Ka Rere) Level 1 before enrolling into Level 2. 

All current successful Level 1 students will automatically be enrolled into Level 2. 

Te Ara Reo Māori (He Pi Ka Pao) is primarily a Māori language programme that provides access to a safe and exciting learning environment underpinned by Māori values and philosophies. This beginner’s level Māori language programme will introduce the learner to basic tikanga Māori and introductory conversational Māori language. Te Ara Reo Māori is unique in its preferred delivery methodology of Ako Whakatere (accelerated learning) techniques. This programme aims to increase the number of speakers in conversational Te Reo Māori across all generations and cultures. The learner will examine aspects of tikanga Māori through activities specially designed to encourage communication in Māori. These will include a combination of formal and informal situations such as hui, powhiri and noho marae. Te Wananga o Aotearoa sees the Te Ara Reo Māori programme as an opportunity to develop communities within New Zealand that celebrate and share each other's cultures, languages and experiences.

Course Details

36 Weeks Full-Time (18 Weeks Level 1 & 18 Weeks Level 2)

You must complete both Level 1 and Level 2 to receive the NZ Cerificate in Te Reo Maori (He Pi Ka Rere) Level 1 & 2 qualification.

You will automatically be enrolled into Level 2 once you enrol into this course.

Te Ara Reo Māori (He Pi Ka Pao) is primarily a Māori language programme that provides access to a safe and exciting learning environment underpinned by Māori values and philosophies. This beginner’s level Māori language programme will introduce the learner to basic tikanga Māori and introductory conversational Māori language. Te Ara Reo Māori is unique in its preferred delivery methodology of Ako Whakatere (accelerated learning) techniques. This programme aims to increase the number of speakers in conversational Te Reo Māori across all generations and cultures. The learner will examine aspects of tikanga Māori through activities specially designed to encourage communication in Māori. These will include a combination of formal and informal situations such as hui, powhiri and noho marae. Te Wananga o Aotearoa sees the Te Ara Reo Māori programme as an opportunity to develop communities within New Zealand that celebrate and share each other's cultures, languages and experiences.

Course Details

This programme explores the art of Kapa Haka and gives students an insight into Maori culture and traditions.

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