Tikanga is about purpose, practices and protocols, and you'll find it in every aspect of te ao Māori (the Māori world).
This introductory programme gives you the foundations of understanding what tikanga is, why it exists, and how it manifests itself in practice.
Your local class will have a specialised delivery strand that brings foundational tikanga learning to life.
When you pass this programme, you'll get this qualification:
This qualification is for people who wish to develop some understanding of tikanga within a specialist field, founded on a Māori world view.
Graduates of this qualification will have some knowledge and skills to support and participate in tikanga practice, under limited supervision. Graduates of this qualification will be able to apply knowledge fundamental to tikanga practice, within a chosen field of work, or study, and across the community in general.
This is a full-time programme that consists of 60 credits of learning over 20 weeks. You will be required to attend 108 hours (an average of 6 hours per week) that may be made up of:
You’ll also need to participate in learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:
Dates of your delivery schedule will be confirmed at enrolment. Some of the learning activities will need to be completed online. You will need to have access to an internet-connected device for this programme.
To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:
Understanding the fundamentals of tikanga can help you contribute with confidence in your whānau, community, marae, or workplace. Graduates may choose a pathway to the following industries: tourism, hospitality and retail, media, education, and health.
Mana Tangata | 15 Credits
Work collaboratively with others to carry out a range of tikanga practices and concepts as an expression of mana tangata.
Mana Whenua | 15 Credits
Apply factual knowledge of tikanga concepts to explain your own relationship to the physical world as an expression of mana whenua.
Mana Reo | 15 Credits
Use a range of reo structures and tikanga practices as an expression of mana reo.
Mana Ao Tūroa | 15 Credits
Explain cultural concepts associated within a context where tikanga are practiced as an expression of mana ao tūroa.