Heke Whakaakoranga

Diploma in Teaching (Māori Medium)

With the rapid growth in kaupapa Māori learning institutions and schools offering kaupapa Māori education programmes demand is increasing for well-trained and qualified Māori teachers.  Te Wānanga o Raukawa offers you an innovative three year teaching degree, Poutuarongo Whakaakoranga.  This programme produces graduates who can teach people to see the world through Māori eyes and are competent to teach a range of subjects using the Māori language.  

The Poutuarongo Whakaakoranga is NZQA accredited and approved by the New Zealand Teaching Council.  The Heke Whakaakoranga, Diploma of Teaching (Māori Medium) is awarded to those who successfully complete the first year of study.

Note: This course is taught in te reo Māori.

Heke Whakaakoranga

Diploma in  Teaching (Māori Medium)

Code: HW
1 year
Level: NZQA Level 5
Delivery: Residential seminars, self directed learning and online delivery
Mode: Te reo Māori
Next Intake: Huringa 1 (March)
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer, laptop, tablet or other suitable mobile device is required. A level of proficiency in te reo Māori is recommended.
Tuition Fees: $3,973 (approximately)



  • Year One

    PW101 Te Whakahaere 1
    PW102 Te Whakamahere 1
    PW103 Ngā Wāhanga Ako / Pūkenga Ako
    PW104 Mahi Ako 1
    PW105 Te Aho Matua 1


    ART101 Private Study of One Marae
    ART102 Private Study of Iwi History
    ART103 Interviews with Two Kaumātua


    REO201W or REO201M Akoranga ā-wiki (Weekly Reo Classes) or Te Ako Mai i Tawhiti (Distance Learning)
    REO202H Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 1
    REO203H Hui Rumaki Reo Hui 2

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Teacher aide
  • Childcare support worker
  • Kaiāwhina or Kaitautoko in a learning environment