Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga (Kaupae 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Tikanga (Level 3)
Delivered in partnership with Ngātiwai Education

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Fees-free is available for eligible first-time tertiary learners. Find out if you’re eligible at feesfree.govt.nz

Develop an understanding of tikanga with a Māori world view

Gain the knowledge and skills to support and participate in the practice of tikanga. Graduates of this qualification will be able to apply knowledge fundamental to tikanga practice within a chosen field of work or study and across the community in general.

What you will learn

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • explain cultural concepts associated within a context where tikanga are practiced as an expression of mana ao tūroa;

  • use a range of reo structures and tikanga practices as an expression of mana reo;

  • apply factual knowledge of tikanga concepts to explain own relationship to the physical world as an expression of mana whenua;

  • work collaboratively with others to carry out a range of tikanga practices and concepts as an expression of mana tangata.

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.

Qualification gained

Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga (Kaupae 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

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Full time


1 Semester

Start Dates

Whangarei: July

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $520.71
Fees Free

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code


Phone 0800 162 100
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