Heke Reo Māori

Diploma in Te Reo Māori

Heke Reo Māori introduces you to the Māori language and develops your confidence in speaking, listening and understanding te reo, as well as Māori concepts and values.

Learn the foundations of the language and gain skills in mihimihi, karakia, waiata and kōrero. You will attend daily classes at the Ōtaki campus, as well as a number of residential seminars, or noho, throughout the year.

Heke Reo is an intense, challenging and highly rewarding pathway guaranteed to push you out of your comfort zone and build your confidence to speak te reo Māori.

This one year level 5 diploma is also the first year of the three year Poutuarongo Reo Māori (Bachelor of Te Reo Māori).

Heke Reo Māori

Diploma in Te Reo Māori

Code: HReo
Credits: 120
1 year
Level: NZQA Level 5
Delivery: Daily classes, residential seminars, and self directed learning
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Course Starts: 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.
Tuition Fees: $3,206 (approximately)



  • Year One

    PREOA101 Te Whata Nui o Te Kāinga I
    PREOA102 Te Whata Nui o Te Kāinga II
    PREOA103 He Ora Kei Te Kupu
    PREOA104 Kia Rangatira Te Kai
    PREOA105 E Kore Au e Ngaro
    PREOA106 Whakatupuria Te Tātainga Whakaaro


    IWI101 Private Study of One Marae
    IWI102 Private Study of Iwi History

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Further study with the Poutuarongo Reo Māori (Bachelor of Te Reo Māori)
  • Teacher aide
  • Kōhanga Reo kaiāwhina
  • Contribute to reo revitalisation
  • Support the implementation of kaupapa Māori programmes
  • Contribute to your marae paepae
  • Utilise research and presentation skills