Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Bilingual) (Level 3)

Auckland, Kaikohe, Whangarei
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About this programme

This qualification is intended for learners who have an intermediate-level understanding of, and ability in the use of, te reo. It is also intended for those who have a desire to contribute positively to the development of te reo kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori, or have a personal and/or professional interest in te reo Māori.

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to communicate in te reo with some independence and confidence in everyday whānau, marae, social/community, workplace and/or academic contexts; and in Māori environments where they feel comfortable. 

What you will learn

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • use te reo vocabulary and grammatical structures at an intermediate level as an expression of mana tangata;

  • use te reo Māori at an intermediate-level to show an understanding of their connections to the land and the environment, prominent places, people, histories and stories, as an expression of mana whenua;

  • use te reo at an intermediate-level in selected contexts to develop a growing knowledge base of, and an emerging respect for te reo, as an expression of mana reo;

  • use te reo Māori at an intermediate-level to achieve tasks and guide others in specified contexts as an expression of mana ao tūroa.

Courses in this programme

Courses Level Credits
3001 - Mana Tangata 3 15
3002 - Mana Whenua 3 15
3003 - Mana Reo 3 15
3004 - Mana Ao Tūroa 3 15

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Be at least 16 years old at the time of enrolment into the programme;

  • Demonstrate an introductory competence in Te Reo Māori; and

  • Reasonably expect to achieve the standards required for successful completion of the programme.

For International Students the English Language Entry Requirement is a score of no less than 5.5 IELTS equivalent.

Qualification gained

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rreo Rua) (Te Kaupae 3) / New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Bilingual) (Level 3)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Full time


1 Semester

Start Dates

Auckland: February

Kaikohe: February

Whangarei: February

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $522.24

Student levy may apply

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code


Phone 0800 162 100
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