Heke Te Rangakura Kaiwhakaako

Diploma in Teaching (Bilingual)

Enter a rewarding, dynamic career that offers flexibility, job security and opportunities to travel as you turn your passion for making a difference in the lives of our tamariki into a career.

This course is taught in te reo Māori and English.

This one year diploma will introduce you to the bilingual teaching environment at primary school level. You will gain the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to access and relay ngā taonga tuku iho. This mātauranga is drawn from the study of iwi and hapū values, knowledge and institutions in a way that is consistent with the notion of a Māori world view curriculum and its application in the kaupapa Māori educational context.  

This is the first year of the three year Poutuarongo Te Rangakura Kaiwhakaako degree.

Approved by the Education Council of Aotearoa - TeachNZ Study Awards and Scholarships are available.

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Heke Te Rangakura Kaiwhakaako

Diploma in Teaching (Bilingual)

Code: HTRK
Credits: 120
1 year
Level: NZQA Level 5
Delivery: Residential seminars, self directed learning and online delivery
Location: Ōtaki, Manukau, Gisborne, Tūrangi
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: Huringa 1 (14 March 2022)
Entry Requirements: Applicants under the age of 20 must have university entrance (UE) or the equivalent to UE. The literacy, numeracy and ITC competency assessments will be used to ensure that applicants over the age of 20 meet comparable literacy and numeracy requirements as those entering with UE. Applicants will also have a strong commitment to develop te reo Māori me ōna tikanga and incorporate te reo into their teaching practice. 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: $3,582 (approximately)




  • Year One

    PTRA101 Te Rangakura 1 
    PTRA102 Curriculum Studies 1
    PTRA103 Planning, Implementation and Assessment 1
    PTRA104 Professional Studies 1


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


    REO101 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO102 Hui Rumaki Reo 2



Ōtaki Campus Manukau Site
Please contact your course administrator (Lisa Shelford, ext 771) for details. Please contact your course administrator (Lyndelle Paniora, 09 262 3614) for details.


After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Teacher aide (Bilingual)
  • Childcare support
  • Kaiāwhina or Kaitautoko in a learning environment