Do you want a career in kaupapa Māori based governance roles?
Transform your previous experience into qualifications and build first level management skills with this course which is delivered only on weekends to allow you to continue working while you upskill.
This course, delivered in partnership with Te Tumu Paeroa, contributes to professional, ethical, social and culturally responsive Māori leadership. You’ll learn through wānanga to build the skills you need to contribute to Māori cultural, educational and economic aspirations.
As a graduate of this course you’ll be equipped to fulfil a range of kaupapa Māori based governance roles.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Manu Taiko - Toro Parirau (Kaupae 4) - New Zealand Certificate in Māori Governance (Level 4)
|Next intake||Jul 2020 View more details|
19 weeks part-time
|Indicative Fees||No tuition fees for domestic students View full fees information|
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The main outcome of this course is to provide skills for trustees on various Māori trusts and committee. The majority of these roles are unpaid or given a small meeting fee, but the skills that are learnt can be used across a number of business interests and/or in management roles.
Potential employers include:
- Māori governance entities
- Governance entities
- Māori Land Court governance roles such as administrator, secretary, treasurer, trust chair, trustee, committee member, kaitiaki
Topics you'll cover
Apiti Hono Tātai Hono
- Explores the concepts of kotahitanga (unity of a single particular purpose) and whānaungatanga (the acts of maintaining and growing relationships) as they relate to effective governance, planning, relationship management, communication strategies and cultural, social and environmental sustainability.
He Āhuru Mōwai
- Explores the concept of Kaitiakitanga (active guardianship and protection) as it relates to effective financial management systems, risk and asset management and implementation, fiduciary responsibilities, financial obligation and sustainability.
Mana Tangata, Mana Mauri
- Explores the concepts of pono and tika (correct, true, valid) as they relate to Governance systems, processes and procedures, legal frameworks, trust deeds/orders, employment matters, conflicts of interest, nepotism and risk mitigation.
He Taniwha Hiku Roa
- Explores the concept of Rangatiratanga (active leadership) through active leadership characteristics, responsibilities and principles, governance versus management and strategic planning.
|Indicative Fees *||No tuition fees for domestic students|
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
For courses at Level 4, domestic students will normally be required to have:
NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2; OR
Evidence of ability to complete academic and any other programme requirements.
English language requirements
Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||20 Jul 2020|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||20 Jul 2020|
- 19 weeks part-time
Further Study Options
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
- Diploma in Māori Governance and Leadership (Level 6) (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa)
- Te Tohu Toi Tangata - Bachelor of Humanities (Indigenous Studies and Business) (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi)