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

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

Programme highlights

Contribute positively to the development of te reo kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori.

This qualification is intended for those who have an intermediate-level understanding of, and ability in the use of te reo and 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)


Study location(s)

MIT Ōtara

Level 3
Domestic fees


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Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)

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Programme code NZ3045

Part-time for 1 year (36 teaching weeks), evenings and two Saturdays, or daytime with one online tutorial in the evening.
The maximum time to complete this programme part-time is 2 years.

Study method


Credits 60
International fees Not available to international students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)

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Qualification leads to

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

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

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.

Provisional entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme or training scheme may be eligible to be enrolled. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may also be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances where they can demonstrate capability for study at the required level. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School.

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 Teo 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 and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the pacific languages and te reo māori calendar.

MIT is becoming Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, MIT will next year become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa. This means that while you’re applying with MIT now, from Semester 1, 2023 when you enrol you’ll become a Te Pūkenga learner.

The new system has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including the programme that you’ve enrolled with. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

As the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time. Rest assured that we’ll notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you’re studying, where you’re studying or the ways you’re learning.

Information is correct as at 21 April 2022. 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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 Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.