Te Rau Ora

Māori Leadership Wānanga

Course outline

  • Māori Leadership Wānanga provide Māori key building blocks to establish a foundation for leadership. 
  • The program is delivered in five wānanga, based in Māori cultural paradigms and utilises Māori derived beliefs, values and practice.

He Puna Whakaata

Course outline

  • He Puna Whakaata is a Kaupapa Māori based program for frontline professionals that blends Māori preferences and models of practice and wellbeing into a therapeutic approach. 
  • Whakataukī based cards are part of the training which introduce participants to their use in both an individual and group setting.

Mana Enhancing & Mana Protecting Practice

Course outline

  • Mana Enhancing and Mana Protecting Practice is training that has supported the addiction sector with the introduction to ‘mana’ in the implementation of the Substance Addiction Compulsory Assessment Treatment Act (2017).  
  • It involves the validation of integrated cultural and clinical practice with an emphasis on whānau centered practice.

Manaaki Tangata

Course outline

  • Manaaki Tangata is a one-day wānanga for frontline workforces employed in primary care settings, non-government organisations, Hauora providers, Marae, Māori community networks.
  • It covers knowledge and skills from a Māori worldview within a framework of ‘early intervention’ focused on preventing crises such as self-harm and suicide through utilising practices that promote oranga (wellbeing) to whānau.

Tiakina Te Āhuru Mōwai

Course outline

  • Tiakina Te Āhuru Mōwai wānanga are focused on developing reflective frontline practitioners who will place Wahine and their whānau at the centre of their practice. 
  • This training incorporates solutions to working with women and their whānau who experience family violence, are at potential risk of emotional distress and suicidal risk.   
  • There are two types of training, one an intensive two-day training for frontline staff about the Te Āhuru Mōwai model of practice.
  • The second is a half-day training for executive staff to provide an overview of the model and discuss how they can empower their staff to utilise the framework. 

Huarahi Whakatu

Course outline

  • The only New Zealand Nursing Council accredited Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP) specifically tailored by and for Māori Registered Nurses.
  • It provides a dual competency-based program with clinical and cultural competencies. 
  • Supported through an e-portfolio facility, Māori Registered Nurses are able to complete a professional portfolio and be assessed by Māori Registered Nurses.

Hui Maumahara

Course outline

  • Hui Maumahara are a series of hui focused on developing reflective frontline practitioners on Māori frameworks and models in the mental health and addiction sector.  
  • Wananga are planned across the year and based on Māori health leaders and their frameworks.

Māori Suicide Prevention & Postvention Wananga

Course outline

  • Te Au provide a range of suicide prevention and postvention wananga that are centred on Māori, informed by matauranga Māori.  mental health, addiction and healing experiences.   

Kaitiaki Ahurea

Course outline

  • Kaitiaki Ahurea is a training course to assist workforces to enhance their engagement and outcomes with Māori Communities
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Te Ara Reo Māori (He Pī ka Pao) Level 2: 38 weeks fulltime

Course Outline

  • Pronouncing Māori words, names and place names
  • Using basic greetings and introducing yourself
  • Understanding and following tikanga (protocols)
  • Performing waiata (songs)
  • Using Māori words with confidence
  • Understanding basic sentence structures 

He Pī Ka Rere - Te Ara Reo Māori Level 4:  40 weeks fulltime

Course Outline

  • Using a variety of sentence structures
  • Using te reo Māori in a range of formal and informal situations
  • How to explain and practice tikanga Māori
  • Using a range of waiata and karakia

Certificate in Tikanga (Rongoā) Level 4: 38 weeks fulltime

Course Outline

  • The relationship and differences between rongoā and hauora (health)
  • Tikanga (Māori customs and practices) and te reo Māori associated with harvesting rongoā
  • Relationships between ngā atua Māori and rongoā.

Manaaki Tāngata Certificate in Bicultural Social Services - Level 4: 38 weeks

Course outline – 38 weeks

  • Relationship building skills
  • The roles and obligations of social services in Aotearoa
  • How to strengthen and enhance whānau, hapū, iwi, and community wellbeing
  • Applying a bicultural lens to your practice and principled approaches within social services in Aotearoa
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi)
  • How to support whānau in culturally appropriate ways.

Diploma in Tikanga (Rongoā) - Level 5: 38 weeks full time (noho, wānanga & kura)

Course Outline

  • Analysing rongoā models
  • Applying practical and theoretical knowledge of tikanga-a-iwi concepts within an environmental setting
  • Te Whakaputanga & Te Tiriti o Waitangi - evaluate the implications for the kaupapa of rongoā
  • WAI262 claim - how it influences rongoā Māori practices
  • The requirements to set up a rongoā practice
  • The history and practice of rongoā.

Bachelor of Bicultural Social Work Ngā Poutoko Whakarara Oranga - Level 7

Course outline

  • Different world views
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi 
  • Takepū (principled positions) and their application
  • Applying a bicultural lens to your practice
  • Māori and non-Māori theories, models and practice.

Te Ohanga Mataora: Bachelor of Health Services Maori Nursing Programme - Level 7: 3 years

Course Outline

The programme prepares students to be competent as registered nurses, demonstrating ngākau māhaki, excellence, safety and confidence in their nursing practice, and emphasising reciprocity and the sharing of knowledge.

To work effectively with Māori you need knowledge in te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and tikanga Hauora. Tauira on the programme will learn about effective delivery of health services to Māori within Māori health paradigms and tikanga Māori.

  • Te Raukotahi - Te Whānau: Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Hauora & Whānau
  • Te Tūāpapa Whakaritenga Nēhi: Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Te Hītōria Hauora Māori: Māori History and Health
  • Tikanga Hāpori o Te Hauora: Socio-Cultural Determinants of Health
  • Te Tūāpapa Tinana me Te Ahurea: Foundations of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Mahi Ōhanga I: Nursing Practicum Self and Whānau Health Care 
  • Te Raukotahi - Te Hāpori: Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Hauora and Community
  • Rangahau me Ngā Mahi Nēhi: Nursing Research, Legislation and Ethics
  • Tamariki me Rangatahi Hauora: Paediatrics and Maternal Health
  • Te Oranga Hinengaro me Ngā Whakawaitanga: Mental Health and Addictions
  • Te Hauora Hāpori me Te Iwi Whānui: Pathophysiology, Community and Population Health
  • Mahi Ōhanga II: Nursing Practicums (A&B) in Primary and Secondary/Tertiary Care 
  • Te Raukotahitanga - Te Ao Ōhanga: Te Reo Māori, Tikanga and Nursing Practice
  • Te Hauora Hinengaro me Ngā Whakawaitanga: Advanced Mental Health and Addiction Nursing
  • Te Huarahi Oranga Whāiti me te Oranga Whānui: Pathophysiology and Acute Healthcare
  • Mahi Ōhanga III: Nursing Practicum Mental Health and Addictions
  • Mahi Ōhanga IV: Nursing Practicum Acute Health Care 
  • Mahi Ōhanga V: Nursing Practicum Transition to Registered Nurse Practice
Te Pou - Lets get real

Lets get real - Working with Māori

Course Outline 

  • Increase understanding of working effectively with Māori tāngata whai ora and whānau to improve health outcomes.
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Te Pōkaitahi Reo New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Level 2)

Course Outline

  • Te Take - Whakawhiti Kōrero: Foundation Information Exchange
  • Te Take - Whakawhiti Whakaaro: Foundation Idea Exchange
  • Te Take - Ngā Mahi o ia Rā: Engaging in Routine Tasks
  • Te Take - Te Reo Hāpori: Engaging in Familiar Social Encounters

Te Pōkaitahi Reo New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo - Level 3

Course Outline

  • Te Whakatōnga - Whakawhitinga Kōrero Pono (Exchange Factual Information)
  • Te Whakatōnga - Whakawhitinga Whakaaro (Exchanging Ideas)
  • Te Whakatōnga - Whakawhitinga kōrero whai take (Transactional Exchanges)
  • Te Whakatōnga - Pāhekoheko Pāpori (Social Interactions)

Te Pōkaitahi Reo New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo - Level 4

Course Outline

  • Te Kukunetanga - Whakarāpopoto me te Whakaatu Pārongo (Summarising and Presenting Information)
  • Te Kukunetanga - Te Arotake me te Whakautu Huatau (Evaluating and Responding to Ideas)
  • Te Kukunetanga - Reo mō ngā Whāinga ā Ringa (Reo for Practical Purposes)
  • Te Kukunetanga - Te Kōtui me te Arotake Tohenga (Synthesising and Evaluating Arguments)

New Zealand Diploma in Whānau Ora - Level 5: 1 year

Course outline

  • Te Pū: Foundations of Treaty-based Practice (Te Pū: Tuāpapa Ritenga Tiriti)
  • Introduction to Social Work (Tīmātanga –Toko i te Ora )
  • Effective Communication in Social Work (Pārongo Whaikiko-Toko i te Ora)
  • Te Atapō (Te Reo Māori)
  • Introduction to Psychology (Tīmatanga-Te Ao Hinengaro)
  • Introduction to Sociology (Tīmatanga Mātauranga Pāpori)
  • Introduction to Human Development for Social Work Practice (Tīmatanga Whakawhanake Tangata-Ritenga Toko i te Ora)
  • Te Atatū (Te Reo Māori)

New Zealand Diploma in Health Science - Te Pōkairua Mātai Hauora o Aotearoa - Level 5: 1 year full time

Course Outline

  • Māori concepts of health including hauora and mauri ora, and health and environment
  • Māori models of health such as Te Pae Mahutong
  • Social determinants of health, including health inequities
  • Mental health; Mate hinengaro
  • Māori development
  • Māori identity; Demographics
  • Lifestyle and nutrition
  • Te Reo Māori hei Reo Tiaki (the language of caring)
  • Working with Māori communities; Māori health promotion
  • Models of health administration and service development
  • Political, social, economic and legal influences
  • Rights of the client; Māori, regional specific/iwi partnership
  • Codes of care, ethics, and practice; Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA) 2003
  • Professional bodies and obligations
  • Policy and strategy review and alignment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Anatomy and Physiology
Eastern Institute of Technology

Te Pōkaitahi Reo New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo - Level 2: 19weeks fulltime or equivalent part time

  • Tangata akonai te kāinga, tū ana I te marae, tau ana
  • Hokia ō maunga kia pūrea e ngā hau o Tāwhirimāteā
  • Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori
  • Te Reo Māori

Te Pōkaitahi Reo New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Level 3: 19 weeks fulltime

  • He kura te tangata
  • Kia mau ki ngā kupu ō tīpuna
  • Tangata takahi manuhiri, he marae puehu
  • Te Reo Māori

Te Tohu Tauihu - NZ Certificate in Te Reo me Ngā Tikanga Level 4: 1 year

  • Te Reo Māori 1
  • Hui Whakatau
  • Pōwhiri
  • Essay Writing
  • Te Reo Māori 2
  • Rangahau
  • Pūrakau
  • Te Kahikatoa
Western Institute of Technology - Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki

New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Rumaki, Reo Rua) Level 2: 1year part time

  • Mana Tangata
  • Mana Whenua
  • Mana Reo
  • Mana Ao Turoa

New Zealand Certificate in Māori Governance - Level 4: 1 year fulltime or part-time equivalent

  • Apiti hono tātai hono
  • He Āhuru Mōwai
  • Mana Tangata, Mana Mauri 
  • He Taniwha Hiku Roa
Manaaki Ora

New Zealand Certificate in Whānau Ora - Level 4

Course outline

  • Te Kākano – Whanaungatanga
  • Te Pakiaka - Rangatiratanga
  • Te Tīwai – Manaakitanga
  • Ngā Peka – Wairuatanga
  • Te Kāuru – Whānau Ora
  • Ngā Hua – Mana Motuhake

New Zealand Diploma in Whānau Ora - Level 5

Course Outline

  • Te Tāhu – Rangatiratanga / Manaakitanga
  • Ngā Heke – Whanaungatanga
  • Poutūārongo – Pukengatanga
  • Poumuri – Pukengatanga
  • Poupou - Rangatiratanga
  • Tukutuku – Rangatiratanga / Manaakitanga
  • Poutokomanawa – Wairuatanga
  • Poukaiāwhā – Rangatiratanga / Whanaungatanga
  • Whatitoka—Rangatiratanga
  • Tekoteko—Kotahitanga
Anamata Private Training Establishment

Certificate in Public Health & Health Promotion (Suicide Intervention & Prevention) - Level 5: 18 weeks

Course Outline

  • Colonisation and the Impact of Oppression and Marginalisation on Whānau Ora
  • Classification of Mental Health Disorders
  • How to identify Suicide Factors in a Person
  • Assessment and Management of Suicidal People
  • Strengthening Individual and Community Responses to Suicide
  • Clinical Practicum

Diploma of Kaupapa Māori Public Health - Whānau Violence - Level 6: 1 year fulltime

Course Outline

  • Whakapapa and Ranatiratanga
  • Tikanga, Whānau Mahi, Nā Rongo
  • Whakawātea
  • Tangata Marae: Kai Wawao
  • Clinical Practicum
The University of Waikato - Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Poutū-manahau Population Health) - Level 5

Uses a multidisciplinary approach to understanding hauora as practice, and to examine approaches that contribute to a health system which can revitalise the mana of our communities. It embraces integrative knowledge of theories and analytical approaches (across psychology, health communication and engagement, sociology, economics, epidemiology, and Māori and indigenous studies) to understand, critique and design health initiatives, policies, practices, interventions and their outcomes.

  • Social psychology, health and wellbeing
  • Introduction to Social Policy
  • Māori
  • The world of data
  • Hauora: Thinking about health
  • Introduction to human biology
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Programme elective

Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Poutū-mārō Biomedical Sciences) - Level 5

Takes a multi-faceted and applied approach to improving the hauora of our communities. It embraces an integrative approach to biomedical sciences (including genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy, infection and immunity, pathophysiology) alongside Mātauranga Māori, health communication, and bioethics to develop biomedical understandings and skills.

  • Chemistry
  • Concepts of biology
  • Introduction to molecular and cellular biology
  • The world of data
  • Hauora: Thinking about health
  • Māori
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Diploma in Te Tohu Paetahi - Level 6  

Course outline

  • Te Hā o te Reo: Emergence of the Language
  • Te Reo Māori
  • Te Reo Whaiaro: Expressive Language

Māori and Indigenous Studies - Level 7

Course outline

  • He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World
  • Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
  • Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing
  • He Ao Hurihuri He Ao Tuakiri: Evolving Māori Culture and Identity
  • Māori Politics
  • Researching Iwi Māori History
  • Working with Indigenous Communities
  • Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges
  • Sustainability in Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Contexts
  • Science and Mātauranga Māori
  • Sustainable Resource Issues
  • Te Korero, Te Tikanga, Te Wairua
Wera Aotearoa Charitable Trust

New Zealand Diploma in Social Services: Te Pou tautoko I te ora - Level 5

Course outline - Under development

  • Develop a range of proven effective social services communication strategies to whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori that promote social wellbeing and positive development
  • Apply mātauranga Māori and relevant legislative requirements into organisation practice in a social service delivery context
  • Analyse and report on the effectiveness of whānau-centred social services provision in meeting multiple social service needs of whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori
  • Apply skills and knowledge required to work with Māori and non-Māori to improve the social wellbeing of whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori and to address disparities
  • Work in partnership with Māori to promote cultural safety, social justice and social equity and take responsibility for personal professional development
  • Develop new initiative that apply social services values, ethical principles, cultural identity and other worldviews for whānau, hapū, iwi, marae and hapori
Open Polytechnic

Te Ao Māori and Social Practice (Certificate of Proficiency) - Level 5: 16 weeks

Course Outline

  • Discuss the context in which Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi was signed, including the pre and post colonial history of Aotearoa New Zealand and the process and impact of colonisation and decolonisation
  • Discuss the unique place of Māori as Tangata Whenua, the concept of biculturalism, te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi and subsequent principles
  • Use beginner level te reo Māori terms and pronunciation
  • Describe key protocols (nga tikanga me nga kawa) to ensure respectful participation on marae and in Māori cultural spaces of significance
  • Discuss Māori perspectives on family and kinship, health and wellbeing and the implications for health and social service practice

Te Hauora Hinengaro (Certificate of Proficiency) - Level 6: 16 weeks

Course Outline

  • Describe how your personal values, history and experiences are shaped by society and inform our understandings of mental health and wellbeing
  • Critically evaluate how the values, knowledge, and practices of euro-centric disciplines (such as psychology) interact with the values, knowledge, practices and experience of people and peoples who may be culturally and ethnically different
  • Explain how social, historical and political determinants contribute to Te Hauora Hinengaro/Māori mental health; recognise and apply Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a health and wellbeing context
  • Describe how Māori mental health models operate in a practice context
  • Engage in culturally responsive safe and ethical practice when working with Māori
  • Critically evaluate ones’ personal capacity to practice cultural competence and safety with Māori
Waikato Institute of Technology

Tihei Mauri Ora Kaupapa (stream) Bachelor of Nursing - Level 7

Course Outline

  • The Tihei Mauri Ora Kaupapa is focused on improving Māori health outcomes in the community. Participation provides students with an increased focus on Māori health, customs, and protocols, as well as additional support through a manaaki model of pastoral care. This is achieved through the integration of individual knowledge and that of whānau, hapū and iwi. Tauira are encouraged to work together (mahitahi) with their academic whānau (whanaungatanga) to achieve excellence in nursing practice. You will be part of a programme where you are supported by senior nursing students and by staff in a way that is representative of Māori culture. The Tihei Mauri Ora kaupapa reinforces the need to protect and legitimise mātauranga Māori from both traditional and contemporary worlds within a professional nursing context.
Massey University

 Diploma in Arts (Te Reo Māori) - Level 5

Course Outline

  • Te Reo Kōnakinaki: Developing Te Reo
  • Te Reo Kōrerorero: Discussing in Te Reo
  • Te Reo Auaha: Creative Writing in Te Reo
  • Te Reo Papa: Strengthening Te Reo
  • Te Reo Whakanakonako: Embellishing Te Reo
  • Te Reo o te Marae: Karanga and Whaikorerorero
  • Te Reo Whakahoahoa: Socialising in Te Reo
  • Te Reo Torangapu: Political Te Reo

Bachelor of Arts (Maori Knowledge) - Massey University - Level 7

Course Outline

  • He Tirohanga Taketake: Māori Perspectives
  • Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society
  • Te Reo Whakahoahoa: Socialising in Te Reo
  • Te Reo Torangapu: Political Te Reo
  • Māori and Colonisation
  • Mauri ora: Māori Wellbeing and Vitality
  • Mana Māori: Māori and Politics
  • Kura Mai Tawhiti: Māori Knowledge
  • Te Mana Te Kawanatanga: Māori Policy and the State
  • Whānau ora: Principles of Flourishing Whānau
  • Mana Wahine: Māori Women
  • Te Ao Hurihuri: Contemporary Māori Issues
  • Māori Issues in Education
  • Oceanic Literatures of Aotearoa: Ngā Tuhinga Kōrero o te Moana nui a Kiwa;
  • Māori and Colonisation
  • Iwi History
  • Hauora Tangata: Foundations of Māori Health


Disclaimer: this list is not exhaustive and from year-to-year providers and course availability might change (last updated 18 October 2021)