Diploma in Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Advanced Full Immersion

  • Level 6
  • 40 weeks - full-time
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Continue your immersion journey in te reo Māori and lead the way for your whānau, hapū and iwi.

Function confidently in most situations using only te reo Māori. Learn to articulate your ideas and hold meaningful dialogues using metaphors and whakaaro Māori.

Develop a translation skill set, and learn in an encouraging environment that also challenges you to speak and think in te reo.

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

  • Te Pōkairua Reo (Rumaki) (Te Kaupae 6) - New Zealand Diploma in Te Reo (Rumaki) Level 6

You'll learn about:

  • intermediate-level grammar
  • translation
  • using metaphorical language
  • interpreting texts
  • tikanga
  • waiata and haka

You'll be able to:

  • use technical skills in te reo at an advanced level to communicate and express ideas across a wide range of contexts, and to be able to undertake an analysis of alternative perspective, as an expression of mana tangata
  • use advanced language and expressions in te reo to show depth and breadth of understanding of their connections to the land and the environment, prominent places, people, histories, stories, and local proverbs, as well as those from beyond their immediate environs, as an expression of mana whenua
  • apply advanced-level te reo and technical skills to communicate confidently in te reo, creatively and with linguistic embellishments, in a wide range of contexts, as an expression of mana reo
  • demonstrate observance of tikanga to independently lead tasks and guide people in a wide range of familiar, and some unfamiliar, contexts, as an expression of mana ao tūroa
  • use specialised technical or theoretical knowledge to research a topic of interest relating to and promoting te reo, ōna tikanga, me ōna āhuatanga

This qualification is intended for proficient speakers of te reo 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.  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.

Graduates will be able to communicate in te reo Māori independently, with spontaneity and precision, to articulate and critique ideas and theories, and to seek information in whānau, marae, professional and/or academic contexts.



How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 40 weeks. Some of our locations offer different delivery modes. These will be confirmed by your local campus and might include:

Option 1:

  • 2 x 3 hour kura whakaako per week
  • 6 x 1-day wānanga (8 hours per wānanga)
  • 2 x noho marae (26 hours per noho)

Activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time amounting to approximately:

  • 24.5 hours per week

Option 2:

  • 1 x 3 hour kura whakaako per week
  • 8 x noho marae (26 hours per noho)

Activity directed learning will also need to be completed outside of class time, amounting to approximately:

  • 24.5 hours per week

Some of the learning activities will need to be completed online. You'll need to have access to an internet-connected device to complete some learning activities.


Entry criteria:

To enrol in this programme, a potential tauira 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 Te Rōnakitanga/Te Hapūtanga o te Reo (Kaupae 5), or a te reo Māori diploma qualification at Level 5, or Year One of a te reo Māori degree (Rumaki)
  • meet with the kaiako to discuss course workload and commitment

Or

  • successfully complete the pre-entry assessment (PEA) – direct entries only, and
  • meet with the kaiako to discuss course workload and commitment

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Increase your expertise with our higher level qualification, the Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi Level 7.

I want to use my qualification

With skills at this level you could be a kaiako in a kōhanga reo or kura. You could also provide cultural advice in your workplace or organisation, or take on leadership roles in your marae, hapū or iwi.


Kōnae Ako (Learning Modules):

Ngā Āhuatanga o te Reo | 15 Credits

At the end of this kōnae ako (modules), tauira (students) will be able to apply correct use of grammar using a variety of sentence structures in the form of a range of passive, stative, actor emphatics, negative and possessive patterns to demonstrate an accurate understanding of the meaning of those texts.  

Te Orokohanga o te Ao | 15 Credits

At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to rangahau, discuss and present various versions of the creation stories. 

Te Whakawhitinga o Ngā Waka | 15 Credits

At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to explain the reason behind the migration to Aotearoa and identify key people and their roles and responsibilities on board. Tauira will also align their pepeha to the journey of their waka. 

Aroā | 15 Credits

At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to provide an accurate summary through comprehensively examining and interpreting meanings from selected texts. 

Whakamāori/Whakapākehā | 15 Credits

At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to evaluate selected texts and produce an accurate translation from English to Māori and Māori to English, including informal and formal language.  

Kupu Whakanikoniko | 15 Credits

At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to identify, accurately interpret and use metaphorical language.

Take Whenua | 15 Credits

At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to rangahau and articulate the significance of a selected iwi landmark. Tauira will articulate the roles and responsibilities of key people responsible for the land and provide an inventory of the landmarks natural resources.  

Waiata/Haka | 15 Credits

At the end of this kōnae ako, tauira will be able to rangahau and present key features of a waiata and haka composition that is both inherited and contemporary. 

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