Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
Epsom
Programme type
Non Formal

Programme overview

No fees for 2018 programme

This programme is designed to enhance your understanding of Māori language, traditions, protocol and knowledge. You will learn in a marae-based, supportive whānau environment that introduces you to te reo Māori (Māori language) and tikanga Māori (indigenous practices and values).  

This programme is taught through the Faculty of Education and Social Work’s School of Māori Education – Te Puna Wānanga. Should you wish to go onto further study, it will also help you to meet the entry requirements for any of the bachelors programmes taught at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, including the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori specialisation (provided you meet additional requirements).  

Programme structure

A student enrolled in this certificate must pass eight courses (120 points) from the Foundation Certificate Tohu Tūāpapa Mātauranga schedule, including:

  • Six courses (90 points) from EDFOUNDM 10F-14F, 17F

And at least two courses (30 points) from:

  • EDFOUNDM 15F, 16F, 18F, 19

Sample programme structure

Semester 1 60 points
  • Code:
    EDFOUNDM 10F
    Name:
    Te Pū
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDFOUNDM 11F
    Name:
    Te More
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDFOUNDM 12F
    Name:
    Te Weu
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDFOUNDM 13F
    Name:
    Te Aka
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
Semester 2 60 points
  • Code:
    EDFOUNDM 14F
    Name:
    Te Rea
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDFOUNDM 15F
    Name:
    Te Whakahaere Tūhuratanga
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDFOUNDM 16F
    Name:
    Te Rangahau Kaupapa Māori
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDFOUNDM 17F
    Name:
    Te Anga Marautanga o Aotearoa
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

To meet the minimum entry requirements for this programme you must show evidence of having passed one of the following:

  • NCEA Level 2
  • Year 11 CIE
  • Year One IB

You must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for this programme. You will be required to sit a literacy test.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

Entry requirements

This programme is only available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who are taking NCEA, CIE, or IB at a New Zealand school.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

  • Bridge your educational gap with a preparation and foundation programme.
  • If you have an offer of place from us that is conditional on meeting English language requirements, you may be considered for English Pathway courses from the University of Auckland English Language Academy (ELA)
  • If you are 20 on or before the first day of semester, have no formal University Entrance (UE) qualification, and are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident you can apply for special admission.

How much does a Foundation Certificate Tohu Tuapapa Matauranga cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$730.80*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

Key dates

This programme must be completed full-time in 1 year. Part-time options are not available. 

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Where could this programme take you?

Developing your knowledge of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori enhances career opportunities across many sectors of employment. This certificate is also a pathway into any bachelors programmes taught through the Faculty of Education and Social Work, including the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori Specialisation – a programme that qualifies you to apply for provisional teacher registration to teach in Māori medium and bilingual schools as well as mainstream primary and intermediate schools.

Find out how the Foundation Certificate Education Tohu Tūāpapa Mātauranga helped Lucy to connect her Māori heritage in a life-changing way.

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