Course details

Tahuhu Ahunga Tikanga
NZQF Level 9

About the course

This qualification is intended for those who wish to contribute to Māori organisations and other organisations where iwi and hapū development is paramount; providing specialist knowledge in Māori Laws and Philosphy to guide strategic planning and collaborative decision making which is informed by kaupapa and tikanga.


The purpose of the programme is to provide whānau, hapū, iwi and associated organisations with graduates who are able to lead iwi and hapū development and actively model the expression of kaupapa and the application of associated tikanga Māori.

Graduates will be bilingual researchers who will be able to advise on policy and organisational operations at an advanced level in local and national affairs with the ability to provide in-depth research skills. They will be able to operate independently as practitioners of whakatupu mātauranga applying kaupapa and tikanga to guide hapū and iwi development.

About the provider

Te Wānanga o Raukawa is a tikanga Māori tertiary education provider based in Ōtaki, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Hailed at the time as the ‘smallest university in the world’ Te Wānanga o Raukawa was established by the Raukawa Marae Trustees in 1981 with only two students.

A special and unique place of learning, Te Wānanga o Raukawa has become recognised over the last 30 years as an opportunity for all to learn within a tikanga Māori community under the principles of the iwi development strategy, Whakatupuranga Rua Mano: Generation 2000.

Whakatupuranga Rua Mano captured the health and wellbeing aspirations of the ART Confederation of Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai and Ngāti Raukawa ki te tonga in the lower North Island of Aotearoa. These are the founding iwi of Te Wānanga o Raukawa.

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