Ngā Taonga Tākaro Qualifications (Level 3, 4, 5)

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Who are these qualifications for? 

We are currently  developing a suite of Ngā Taonga Tākaro  qualifications, which includes: 

New Zealand Certificate in Ngā Taonga Tākaro (Akonga) (Level 3) (40 credits) 

New Zealand  Certificate in Ngā Taonga Tākaro (Kaitākaro) (Level 4) (40 credits)

New Zealand Certificate in Ngā Taonga Tākaro (Kaiako) (Level 5) (40 credits) 

These qualifications provide a framework to express whakapapa to advance Ngā Taonga Tākaro as taonga tuku iho. They will provide the community with individuals who are experienced participants, leaders and trainers in taonga tākaro initiatives for whānau, hapū and iwi. 

What's involved?

This pathway of qualifications cover the following areas:

The philosophies of tākaro, te ao Māori and technical components of tākaro, as they relate to and are applied under the framework of:





Each qualification is designed to be completed in 6-10 months.   

What are the costs?

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 a general list of Skills Active fees, click here. 

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

Where to from here?

We are still in the development stages of these qualifications.  

Feedback has been sought on the drafted unit standards for the New Zealand Certificate in Ngā Taonga Tākaro (Akonga) (Level 3), and the New Zealand Certificate in Ngā Taonga Tākaro (Kaitākaro) (Level 4) qualifications.    

The draft Level 5 qualification and associated unit standards are still being worked on, and will be put out for consultation at a later date – stay tuned! 

For more information about the development, please contact

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

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