Poutāhū Whakaakoranga Akorau

Postgraduate Diploma in Blended Teaching and Learning (Pre-service, Māori Medium, Primary)

The Poutāhū Akorau is a one-year Postgraduate Diploma offered to anyone currently holding an existing degree in any field.  This tohu is an excellent choice if you want to begin a career in teaching. Enhance your skills by implementing kaupapa Māori based blending learning options through technology (ICT) in the classroom.

This course is taught in te reo Māori.

This qualification will prepare you for a Māori immersion or bilingual classroom environment. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills across a range of curriculum areas, drawing on kaupapa tuku iho and applying this to a classroom setting.  With two 7-week practicums throughout the year, you will be well prepared to enter the classroom. 

As a graduate of this qualification you will have developed the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, organise, lead and validate a kaupapa Māori information technology learning space, and be well sought after for those skills.  The inclusion of iwi, hapū and reo studies will add value to and enhance your personal and professional development on this tohu.

Successful graduates of this qualification will meet the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand graduating teachers’ standard requirements, and may be eligible for provisional registration as a teacher.

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

Please email mereana.winterburn@twor-otaki.ac.nz with completed documentation. There are only 15 spaces available in this programme in 2021.

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Poutāhū Whakaakoranga Akorau

Postgraduate Diploma in Blended Teaching and Learning (Pre-service, Māori Medium, Primary)

Code: PtWA
Credits: 120
1 year
Level: NZQA Level 8
Delivery: Residential seminars, self directed learning and online delivery
Location: Ōtaki
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: Huringa 1 (26 January 2022 - TBC)
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 20 years. Life experience, maturity and/or those who are already placed or volunteering in Kura will be at an advantage.  Holders of an existing bachelor degree or higher.  Intermediate to advanced level of te reo Māori and ICT.  You will also be required to complete additional processes such as police vetting, numeracy and literacy and attend a selection interview. 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 academic regulations.
Tuition Fees: $3,719 (approximately)



  • Year One

    PtWA401 Kia Rangatira Te Tū
    PtWA402 Ngā Poukopu o Te Whare Ako
    PtWA403 Tihe Te Ao Pāngarau!
    PtWA404 Arohatia Te Reo!


    TIH404 Ko Te Hapū: Ko Wai Ahau, Nā Wai Ahau, Nō Whea Ahau?


    TREO404 Te Reo Ōpaki: Everyday Situational Language



Please contact the academic area for more information.

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

Specialised Subject Area Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher.