New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Rumaki, Reo Rua) (Level 2)

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki, Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 2)

Programme highlights

Nau mai, Haere mai

This programme is for learners who have a basic understanding and ability in the use of te reo Māori and have a genuine desire to communicate with little support in a familiar everyday contexts, and in Māori environments where they feel comfortable.

You will:

  • Learn basic Māori vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • Be able to express basic connections to the land, environment and people of the area
  • Apply technical knowledge of foundation-level reo Māori
  • Develop respect for te reo Māori as you learn about yourself and others.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 2
Domestic fees Free~
~This programme will be free in 2020 for New Zealand citizens, residents entitled to reside in New Zealand indefinitely, and refugees and protected persons (under the Immigration Act 2009), of all ages that are eligible for tertiary study. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria apply, and some costs may also apply.
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ3044

41 weeks (part-time, evenings and two Saturdays)

Study Method Part-time
Credits 60
International Fees NZD$5,280 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements

Open Entry 

There are no Academic entry requirements for Domestic or International Tauira 

English Language entry requirements 

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake the bilingual programme, which is taught in English.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

International students

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Take our free online English test to get a basic indication of your English level. This will help you understand what programmes you can apply for and what preparation you may require before you start your programme of study.


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Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (60 credits):

672.208 Mana Tangata 2 (Kōrero mōna ake me āna mahi) (15 credits)

Ka whakamahi ngā Tauira i ngā kupu Māori, i ngā hanganga wetereo hoki ki tōna taumata ā-tumu mā roto atu i ngā mātāpono hei tohu i te mana tangata.

Tauira will use te reo Māori vocabulary and grammatical structures at a foundation level as an expression of mana tangata.

672.209 Mana Whenua 2 (Whakamāramatia ngā kōrero me ngā mahi a tētahi atu) (15 credits)

Ka whakamahi nga Tauira i te reo o te taumata ātumu mā te kōrero i ōna ake hononga ki te whenua, ki te taiao hoki, ki ngā wāhi me ngā tāngata rongonui o te rohe, hei whakaputanga i te mana whenua.

Tauira will use foundation-level reo Māori to express connections to the land, the environment, prominent people of the areas, as an expression of mana whenua.

672.210 Mana Reo 2 (Tuhituhi korero mōna ake me ana mahi) (15 credits)

Ka whakamahi ngā Tauira i ngā whakanakotanga o te reo, ki tōna taumata ā-tumu, I roto i ētahi horopaki kua tohua, me te whakapakari i te whakaaronui ki te mana o te reo.

Tauira will apply technical knowledge of foundation level reo Māori in selected contexts and develop an emerging respect for te reo as an expression of mana reo.

672.211 Mana Ao Turoa 2 (Pānui i ngā tuhinga kōrero mō tētahi atu) (15 credits)

Ka whakamahi ngā Tauira i te reo ki tōna taumata ātumu, ki te whakatutuki i ētahi mahi i ngā horopaki kua āta tohua mā roto atu i ngā mātāpono hei tohu i te mana ao tūroa.

Tauira will use foundation level te reo Māori to achieve tasks in specified contexts as an expression of mana ao turoa.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the languages calendar.

Further training or study

He huarahi tēnei tohu mātauranga mō ērā e hiahia ana ki te whakapakari ake i ō rātau mōhiotanga me ō rātau pūkenga reo Māori.

E whakaaetia ana kia koke ngā tauira kua puta o rātau ihu ki te whai i

The qualification provides a pathway for those seeking to improve or further develop their knowledge and skills in te reo Māori. Graduates may pathway to:

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.