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 (March)
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, laptop, tablet or other suitable mobile device is 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



Year One Schedule

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

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