Study options at Tai Tokerau Campus

Learn about your options for study at Tai Tokerau Campus, our campus in the heart of Whangārei.

Whangarei students

The Faculty of Education and Social Work offers selected programmes and courses at Tai Tokerau Campus in Whangārei.

The campus is within walking distance of the centre of Whangārei. It is a small campus of about 180 students and offers a friendly and supportive learning environment.  

Programme and course options

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary specialisation

Study a world-ranked University of Auckland teaching degree in the close-knit cohort of students in Whangārei.  

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori specialisation

Kei Te Puna Wānanga tētahi hōtaka mō koutou e hiahia ana kia whakangungua hei pouako mō ō tātou kura reo Māori mā te huarahi o te reo Māori. Ko te ingoa o te hōtaka nei, ko Te Huarahi Māori.  

Tertiary Foundation Certificate (Education and Social Work pathway)

Gain the entry criteria, study skills and confidence to begin degree-level study with this bridging programme. The Education and Social Work pathway within the Tertiary Foundation Certificate is tailor-made to prepare you for studying a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary or Huarahi Māori Specialisations at Tai Tokerau.

Studying this pathway in Tai Tokerau will also prepare you for qualifications offered at the Epsom and City Campuses including:

New Start

A New Start course will set up a pathway to your undergraduate degree programme. 

Postgraduate study

We offer personal academic advice and assistance to plan and complete your programme of study for an honours degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma, masters or doctorate in Education. Selected courses within our range of qualifications can be completed online. Some online courses include a few on-campus days that postgraduate students may need to travel to Auckland to attend. In 2019, some courses may have on-campus days available at the Tai Tokerau Campus.

More information on our online courses.

You can find full information about our graduate and postgraduate course offerings within each qualification on the Education and Social Work Postgraduate Course Finder.

Depending on your research area, supervision of your research thesis or dissertation can be undertaken by an academic staff member based at Tai Tokerau Campus or by distance with an Auckland-based supervisor.

The Faculty of Education and Social Work also offers many courses as “block” or “selected dates” at Epsom Campus in Auckland, meaning rather than a weekly lecture you only need to travel a few times to Auckland to complete the course. These courses are often during the school holidays and weekends. Courses usually also require independent study outside of on-campus dates.

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