Poupou Huia Te Reo - Te Hōkairangi

Certificate in Tikanga and Māori Language for the Home and Community

The 2021 intakes are now closed. Enquire now for the next intake starting February 2022.

Poupou Huia Te Reo – Te Hōkairangi is a level 5 online Māori language certificate teaching everyday Māori language relevant to the home, the whānau and the wider community. It is the sequel to our Poupou Huia Te Reo level 4 online certificate and is recommended for advanced beginners to intermediate level speakers.

If you are a graduate of Poupou Huia te Reo level 4 you are eligible to enrol in Te Hōkairangi.

For te reo speakers and graduates of other te reo Māori qualifications at level 4 or above, complete your application online and one of our reo tutors will be in touch with you to complete a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) interview and oral assessment.

Poupou Huia Te Reo – Te Hōkairangi is delivered entirely online and follows the daily activities of a whānau through a series of audio lessons and online activities to teach commonly used phrases, words and useful constructions. Additionally, traditional Māori pūrākau are used to help further develop language and understanding of the Māori world view. Language learned is immediately applicable to activities in the home, work and community; learning is supported by regular usage as you perform your everyday activities.

We recommend you spend around 12 hours a week on the listening activities, exercises and interaction with others in the course. You don’t have to sit at the computer to do this; download and listen to the audio while commuting to work, spend your lunch break doing activities, or when the tamariki have gone to bed. The best thing about this course is that you can learn in your own time, at your own pace and with others.

Language development requires practise, so apply the learning as you engage with people, pets, things or even imaginary listeners. It is recommended you spend an additional 8-10 hours practising outside of the 12 hour engagement with the online material. If practise is woven into your everyday activity it will not be an imposition.

Access to the internet is required because all the content is delivered online. Feeling rusty after a while away from formal learning? Don’t be concerned; the more you put into the course, the more you will get out of it. Tutor support will also be available for the duration of your study.

Course Fees

Poupou Huia Te Reo is free to citizens, permanent residents and domestic students of Aotearoa, New Zealand. This includes New Zealand citizens living outside of Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

Fees apply for non-New Zealand citizens. Fee for international students approximately $2,573. Call 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642) for more information or email Te Tomonga (Office of Enrolments) tetomonga@twor-otaki.ac.nz.

Student Allowance and Loans

Poupou Huia Te Reo is not approved for student allowance or loans from StudyLink. It cannot be added to other studies to gain a student allowance or student loan from StudyLink.

Fees Free

If you are eligible for the government 'Fees Free' study scheme, this course will consume part of your fees free entitlement.

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Poupou Huia Te Reo -Te Hōkairangi

Certificate in Tikanga and Māori Language for the Home and Community

Credits: 40
 20 weeks
Delivery: Online
Level: NZQA Level 5
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: 21 February and July 2022
Entry Requirements:  Completed PpHTR (Level 4) or previous learnings of te reo Māori, or have capacity in te reo Māori.  Applicants who have not completed PpHTR (Level 4) will undergo an interview and oral assessment with a tutor to confirm entry. Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer or laptop with a working mic and camera are required. 
Tuition Fees: Free for New Zealand citizens, domestic students and permanent residents. For all those who do not meet any of the above categories, a fee will be required of approximately $2,573.