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Te Ara Reo Māori Level 4 (Part-time)

  • Level 4
  • 38 weeks - part-time
  • No fees

Programme overview:

This programme is our part-time option that gives you more flexibility to put everything you’ve learned, and will continue to learn, into practice. You’ll start with bilingual classes, then move into full immersion gaining the confidence to hold conversations in te reo Māori.

You’ll also grow your awareness of te ao Māori, as tikanga Māori is woven throughout the lessons to help you create meaningful connections between our indigenous language and traditional practices.

When you pass this programme, you’ll get this qualification:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Reo Rua) Level 4 - Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) Te Kaupae 4

You'll be able to:

  • use te reo Māori vocabulary and grammatical structures at an advanced-intermediate level, as an expression of mana tangata
  • use te reo at an advanced-intermediate level to show a broad understanding of connections to the land and the environment, prominent places, people, histories and stories, and local proverbs and colloquial sayings, as an expression of mana whenua
  • apply advanced intermediate-level te reo Māori and technical skills in selected places and contexts to develop a growing knowledge of, and respect for, te reo, as an expression of mana reo
  • use advanced-intermediate level te reo Māori to achieve and lead tasks in specified contexts, and some unfamiliar settings, as an expression of mana ao tūroa


This qualification is intended for learners who have an advanced-intermediate level of understanding and ability in the use of te reo. It is also intended for those who have a desire 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.

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to communicate independently in familiar, and some less familiar, situations with fluency and increasing flexibility in everyday whānau, marae, social/community workplace and/or academic contexts, and in broader aspects of te ao Māori.


Entry criteria:

To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be a New Zealand citizen (or citizen of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or permanent resident
  • reside in New Zealand
  • have successfully completed a te reo Māori qualification at Level 3 or demonstrate existing te reo skills at Level 3
  • attend an information session and enrolment hui with kaiako

Delivery & Workload

This is a part-time programme that consists of 60 credits delivered over 38 weeks. Some of our locations offer different delivery modes. These will be confirmed by your local campus and might include:

Classroom-based

  • Kura whakaako (1.5 hours per week)
  • 2 x 1-day wānanga (9 hours each)
  • 1 x Noho Marae (23 hours)

In addition to these attendance hours, you’ll be expected to complete activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:

  • 14 hours per week

Noho/Wānanga-based

  • 8 x 1-day wānanga (9 hours each)
  • 1 x Noho Marae (23 hours)

In addition to these attendance hours, you’ll be expected to complete activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:

  • 14 hours per week

Online Learning

  • Kura whakaako (2.6 hours per week)

In addition to these attendance hours, you’ll be expected to complete activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:

  • 14 hours per week

Some learning activities will need to be completed online. You’ll need to have access to an internet-connected device to participate in this programme.


Potential Pathway

I want to keep studying

Move into full immersion classes with Te Rōnakitanga ki te reo Kairangi Level 5

I want to use my qualification

You can put your te reo Māori skills to use in your everyday life,


Kōnae Ako (Learning Modules):

Whakamārama | 15 Credits
This kōnae ako will enable tauira to distinguish and understand the A and O categories and ask and answer questions about ownership. 

Whakarārangi | 15 Credits
This kōnae ako will give tauira an opportunity to articulate ideas on a range of subjects including names, objects and giving directions. Tauira will demonstrate the ability to compare objects and people and describe varying degrees of quality. 

Rereāhua | 15 Credits
This kōnae ako will enable tauira to use stative sentence structures using tense markers. Tauira will learn to construct stative sentences about present, past and future action. It will also give tauira the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding to join ideas to form coherent sentences. Tauira will also learn to use varying forms of ‘and’. 

He aha ki tua? | 15 Credits
This kōnae ako will enable tauira to speak about events in the future using ‘when’ and use warnings in appropriate contexts. Tauira will also be able to demonstrate understanding of oral traditions, practices and their significance. 

 
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