Entry Requirements

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1.0 Application for entry to enrol in programmes of study can be made by completing and submitting the Te Wānanga o Raukawa online enrolment form. The form may be accessed on the Te Wānanga o Raukawa website www.wananga.com

1.1 General Entry Requirements 

  1. The applicant must be at least 17 years old.
  2. Those under 17 years of age require the approval of the Tumuaki subject to various conditions. The Matua / Caregiver Declaration and Hapū Support Declaration must be signed by the student, and a parent or caregiver, and a hapū representative before approval is given by the Tumuaki of Te Wānanga o Raukawa, to enrol the student.
  3. Those under 17 years of age and attending kura are to submit a Kura Student Approval and Support Form completed by the Tumuaki of the school orprovide an MOE (Ministry of Education) exemption form if applicable.
  4. The applicant must be able to satisfy the kaihautū of the programme or alternate that he or she has the necessary skills and / or background or the ability to acquire the skills to successfully complete the programme of study.

Note: Further academic counselling by the academic area to reassess the student’s commitment and capability can occur at any time thereafter.   

1.2 Academic entry requirements for most academic programmes of study (other than those that lead to professional registration) do not require formal qualifications from other educational institutes or providers. Applicants are required to have a demonstrated interest in the field of study and will be assessed at academic counselling to ensure they are capable of engaging in an academic programme of study.    

  1. For entry to undergraduate study applicants must commit to study and research of te reo Māori and Iwi and Hapū studies as part of an academic programme of study leading to a tohu.  
  2. Students require research assistance from the hapū or iwi.  Support from marae, hapū and iwi is necessary to undertake the Iwi and Hapū studies component. 
  3. For entry to postgraduate study applicants must demonstrate competency in written and spoken te reo Māori.   Where te reo Māori is an entry requirement of the programme of study, the te reo Māori assessment will be carried out by the appropriate staff. 
  4. Applicants must have access to a computer, internet connectivity and an email address to study at Te Wānanga o Raukawa.

1.3 Entry requirements for undergraduate degree programmes of study that lead to professional registration are listed in the appendices.  For entry requirements to undergraduate degree programmes in Whakaakoranga (teaching) see Appendix 1.  For entry requirements to Toiora Whānau (social work) see Appendix 2.   

1.4 Police Vetting is compulsory for all applicants to undergraduate degree programmes of study in Whakaakoranga and Toiora Whānau.  A personal declaration about health and criminal convictions is also required for entry into these programmes of study.  

1.5 Te Kawa o Te Ako applies to everyone present whenever and wherever Te Wānanga o Raukawa programmes of study are delivered. Information about Te Kawa o Te Ako including Te Ōhākī is available on the Te Wānanga o Raukawa website.   

1.6 Students under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

1.7 Children on campus (under 18 years of age) must have a separate caregiver over the age of 18 years for the duration of the time they are on campus. Te Wānanga o Raukawa encourages students to make suitable arrangements for childcare at home to enable the student to fully engage and benefit from the teaching and learning experience.