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

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

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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 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 Ōtara

Level 2
Domestic fees


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Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)

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Programme code NZ3044

Part-time for 1 year (32 teaching weeks).
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 Maori (Rumaki, Reo Rua) (Level 2)

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

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.


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 and timetables

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

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 13 June 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.