New Zealand Diploma in Te Reo (Rumaki) (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Te Reo (Rumaki) (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Te Reo (Rumaki) (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Te Reo (Rumaki) (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Te Reo (Rumaki) (Level 6) is intended for proficient speakers of te reo Māori who have a desire to contribute positively to the development of te reo kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori; or who have a personal and/or professional interest in, te reo Māori. The learners will want to communicate in te reo Māori independently with spontaneity and precision to articulate and critique ideas and theories, and to seek information in whanau, marae, professional and/or academic contexts.

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Key Details

42 Weeks 

Study Modes:
On Campus

2025 Semester 1: 19 February to 19 November


The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this programme

  • No tuition fees
  • No direct material costs


This programme is intended for proficient speakers of te reo Māori and provides an opportunity for people to learn te reo Māori in a safe and supported learning environment based upon the legacy of nga matua tupuna. Tikanga Māori is integrated throughout the programme in a manner that is conducive; to enhance learning; to provide meaning; to create understanding and awareness; and above all to apply respectfully. In addition to the acquisition of te reo, graduates will have developed skills and knowledge of associated lexis in a specialised area. They will also have specialised technical and theoretical knowledge to conduct research.


WTMP601 Nga Ahuatanga o te Reo

WTMP602 WhakaMāori/Whakapakeha

WTMP603 Te Orokohanga o te Ao

WTMP604 Kupu Whakanikoniko

WTMP605 Te Whakawhitinga o nga Waka

WTMP607 Take Whenua

WTMP606 Aroa

WTMP608 Waiata/Haka

Graduates of this diploma will have the skills and knowledge to participate in the maintenance and development of te reo amongst whanau, hapu, iwi, and community. They will have an advanced- understanding and awareness of te reo that can be utilised to support and complement current skills and knowledge in their area of employment, in the public and private sectors, such as:

  • senior administration roles;
  • senior policy analysts;
  • liaison person, team leader;
  • senior Māori Cultural advisors;
  • senior teachers/educators – general and reo Māori; kaiawhina, kaiarahi i te reo in Kohanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa Māori, Primary Schools, or in the workplace;
  • script writers, or broadcasters in Māori Radio;
  • health advocates, or healthcare support workers;
  • lead roles in the arts sector – singers, composers, writers, artists, actors;
  • senior roles as tour guides, instructors, or kaitiaki in the Tourism sector;
  • senior hospitality positions;
  • senior Māori liaison or Cultural Advisor positions in Government Departments;
  • Politics – Liaison, Advisors, or Speakers on Hospital Boards, Regional Boards, Local Council and in Parliament;
  • speakers of advisors in Museums
  • advisors at Foreign Embassies in New Zealand, or overseas.


Akonga must be at least 16 years of age (unless an exemption from attending school has been granted) at the commencement of the programme.

Akonga must be New Zealand citizens (or citizens of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or permanent residents.

Akonga must meet the following programme-specific requirements:

  • Have successfully completed Te Haputanga o te Reo (Te Kaupae 5), or a te reo Māori diploma qualification at Level 5, or Year One of a te reo Māori degree (Rumaki), and
  • Attend an interview, or information hui, with a kaiako


Wednesday, 6pm - 9pm

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