New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki, Reo Rua) (Level 3)

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki, Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 3)

Programme highlights

This qualification is intended for for those who have an intermediate-level understanding of, and ability in the use of, te reo and for those who have a desire to contribute positively to the development of te reo kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori, or have a personal and/or professional interest in te reo Māori.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to communicate in te reo with some independence and confidence in everyday whānau, marae, social/community, workplace and/or academic contexts; and in Māori environments where you feel comfortable.

He tohu tēnei mā te ākonga e mārama ana, e kaha ana hoki ki te whakamahi i te reo o waenga.  He tohu anō hoki tēnei mā te hunga e hiahia ana ki te whaiwāhi ki te whanaketanga o tō tātou reo, e ngākaunui ana hoki ki te reo hei reo kawe kōrero i te kāinga, i te wāhi mahi hoki rānei kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori.

Ka taea e ngā ākonga kua puta ō rātau ihu te whakaatu i ngā pūkenga reo, me te māramatanga hoki ki te reo kia pai ai te whakawhiti kōrero, me te takitahi o te tū māia i ētahi wā, i ngā horopaki ā-whānau, ā-marae, ā-hapori, ā-wāhi mahi, ā-wāhi ako hoki rānei; i ērā anō hoki e taunga ana ki a rātau ngā āhuatanga o te ao Māori.

Key facts

Start Month(s) July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 3
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 NZ3045

47 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

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

60 credits in Te Reo Māori at level 2 on the NZQF or established equivalency. Applicants will sit an assessment test to ensure correct level placement. Note: an inability to answer questions will not exclude an applicant from the programme. It will only be used to ensure correct level placement.

Meet the English Proficiency Outcomes as stated below in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 if ones first language is not English or who come from a country where the language of instruction is not English and are enrolling as a permanent resident.

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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Programme structure

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

672.304 Mana Tangata 3 (15 credits)

Use te reo vocabulary and grammatical structures at an intermediate level as an expression of mana tangata.

672.305 Mana Whenua 3 (15 credits)

Use te reo Māori at an intermediate-level to show an understanding of their connections to the land and the environment, prominent places, people, histories and stories, as an expression of mana whenua.

672.306 Mana Reo 3 (15 credits)

Use te reo Māori at an intermediate-level in selected contexts to develop a growing knowledge base of, and an emerging respect for te reo, as an expression of mana reo.

672.307 Mana Ao Tūroa 3 (15 credits)

Use te reo Māori at an intermediate-level to achieve tasks and guide others in specified contexts as an expression of mana ao tūroa.

Key dates

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

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.