New Zealand Certificate in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) (Level 2)

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Tikanga L2

Who is this qualification for?  

This qualification is for people who wish to develop a basic understanding of tikanga and apply their knowledge and skills in a work setting.

Sport and recreation professionals can develop their familiarity with tikanga to increase their cultural competence with both Māori and non-Māori colleagues and stakeholders.

This qualification will be delivered in a workplace within the sport and recreation industry, and assessments will be completed online.

Graduates of this qualification will come out with an understanding of some key aspects of mātauranga Māori in relation to tikanga, and will be able to confidently demonstrate tikanga practices in their own workplace.

What's involved

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This 61-credit qualification covers the following skills:

Using te reo Māori to communicate in the workplace

Providing culturally appropriate services for manuhiri (visitors) to the workplace

Identifying and explaining a range of te ao Māori structures and concepts, including whānau, hapū, iwi and kaitiakitanga

Participating in a pōwhiri, a karakia, and a waiata tautoko.

This qualification is designed to be completed in up to 10 months.

Programme structure

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The programme is made up of the following unit standards:

Unit standard 23091 Communicate in the workplace using conversational te reo Māori and waiata L2 5 credits
Unit standard 9680 Communicate within a specified organisational context L2 3 credits
Unit standard 23095 Demonstrate the use, and explain the importance of, te reo Māori in the workplace L3 5 credits
Unit standard 30077 Provide Māori culturally inclusive services in the workplace L3 3 credits
Unit standard 23094 Identify Māori associates and demonstrate knowledge of tikanga for communication L3 5 credits
Unit standard 27124 Identify and explain the concepts of whānau, hapū and iwi in accordance with tikanga L3 3 credits
Unit standard 6142 Explain kaitiakitanga in relation to the way Māori interact with the natural environment L3 4 credits
Unit standard 27126 Describe, and explain the purpose of, pūrākau in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho L2 3 credits
Unit standard 27127 Describe, and explain the purpose of, pakiwaitara in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho L2 3 credits
Unit standard 16044 Describe historical events of one hapū or iwi L2 4 credits
Unit standard 27129 Explain the use of karakia in accordance with tikanga L2 2 credits
Unit standard 31505 Explain the use of karakia relevant to a kaupapa L2 3 credits
Unit standard 31507 Participate in the recitation of a karakia at a hui L2 3 credits
Unit standard 31506 Explain the use of waiata relevant to a kaupapa L2 3 credits
Unit standard 16142 Describe the practices associated with a pōwhiri, in accordance with tikanga and/or kawa L2 2 credits
Unit standard 31508 Participate in the pōwhiri process L3 2 credits
Unit standard 16165 Describe a hui and the roles associated with hui in accordance with tikanga and/or kawa L1 2 credits
Unit standard 10791 Participate in an informal meeting L2 3 credits
Unit standard 31509 Participate in the performance of a waiata tautoko at a hui L2 3 credits

What are the costs?

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On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.  

Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.   

To check out our fees list, click here. 

For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch. 

Where to from here?

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Keen to get more familiar with te ao Māori? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?  

To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.   

Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the sport and recreation industry.

If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

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