Course details

Poutāhū Whakaakoranga
NZQF Level 8

About the course

This qualification is intended for those who wish to contribute to Māori educational organisations and other organisations in leadership roles with a strong kaupapa based teaching philosophy. They will be able to combine advanced research skills and knowledge to assist in high level strategic planning that contributes to the long-term educational prospects of whānau, hapū and iwi.

The purpose of the Poutāhū Whakaakoranga is to provide whānau, hapū, iwi and other organisations with graduates who are able to work collaboratively and assist in the management and administration of hapū and iwi short and long-term educational aspirations.
Graduates will be able work in leadership roles to assist in planning, organising and leading educational organisations in order to advance the long-term educational propsects of whānau, hapū and iwi.

As a graduate you will be ready to enter year two of the masters programme, Tāhuhu Whakaakoranga.

TeachNZ have scholarships that support this teaching qualification. See their website for more details 

Entry requirements

  • For applicants 20 years and over. 

  • An undergraduate teaching degree or diploma; five or more years classroom teaching experience; a high level of fluency in te reo Māori, both oral and written, as the course is total immersion 
  • evidence of support from a hapū and iwi to be provided
  • Regular internet access, email address and computer, laptop, tablet or other suitable mobile device is required. 
  • For more information on entry requirements see appendix one of the academic regulations. 

*This course is not available to international students.

About the provider

Te Wānanga o Raukawa is a tikanga Māori tertiary education provider with its main campus 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.