Poutāhū Whakaakoranga

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Māori Medium)

The Poutāhū Whakaakoranga programme will provide you with the competencies and confidence to take a strong leadership role in both managerial and delivery aspects of kaupapa Māori learning environments.

This course is taught in te reo Māori.

A one year programme, the Poutāhū Whakaakoranga focuses on delivery and teaching, advanced iwi and hapū research and te whakatupu i te reo Māori. As a graduate you will be ready to enter year two of the masters programme, Tāhuhu Whakaakoranga.

TeachNZ have scholarships that support this teaching qualification. See their website for more details https://www.teachnz.govt.nz/scholarships


Poutāhū Whakaakoranga

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Māori Medium)

Code: PtW
Credits: 120
1 year
Level: NZQA Level 8
Delivery: Residential seminars, self directed learning and online delivery
Location: Ōtaki
Mode: Te reo Māori
Next Intake: Huringa 1 (14 March 2022)
Entry Requirements: For applicants 20 years and over. An undergraduate teaching degree or diploma; five or more years classroom teaching experience; a high level of fluency in te reo Māori, both oral and written, as the course is total immersion and evidence of support from a hapū and iwi to be provided. Regular internet access, email address and computer or laptop with a working mic and camera are required. For more information on entry requirements see appendix one of the academic regulations
Tuition Fees: $4,449 (approximately)



  • Year One

    TW401 Te Hangarau Me Te Marautanga
    TW402 Te Whakatakoto I Te Kupu Kōrero
    TW403 Te Whakaora I Te Reo
    TW404 Te Hopu I Te Reo
    TW405 He Ariā Whakapae Mō Te Ako
    TW406 Ngā Tikanga O Te Ako


    TIH401 Ko Ngā Kaumātua: He Puna Kōrero
    TIH402 Ko Te Marae Me Ōna Āhuatanga: Ko Tōna Tōnuitanga
    TIH403 Ko Ngā Kōrero O Mua O Te Iwi: He Tātaritanga
    TIH404 Ko Te Hapū: Ko Wai Ahau, Nā Wai Ahau, Nō Whea Ahau


    TREO401 Te Whakatupu I Te Reo I: Advanced Reo I



Please contact the academic area for more information.

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Tumuaki / School Principal
  • Education Advisor
  • Senior Kaiwhakaako Māori
  • Senior Tertiary Lecturer
  • Policy Analyst / Advisor