How will I learn?

Most of your teaching staff will be Māori and along with your cohort will be expected to:

  • Acknowledge the legitimacy of Te Ao Māori.
  • Build relationships through whakawhanaungatanga.
  • Foster relationships that are centred on ako where staff and students are considered equal.
  • Foster caring relationships that are centered on manaakitanga.

How much time do I need?

You will take four courses a year and each course will last ten weeks. You should expect to study for about 15 hours a week for 40 weeks of each year.

How will my learning happen?


  • Orient at the two-day wānanga
  • Discuss and complete projects together
  • Engage with communities of learners
  • Grow your professional network


  • Use webinars
  • Watch videoed presentations
  • Enjoy interactive activities
  • Experience real-world scenarios


  • Build skills throughout
  • Collaborate with your skills tutor
  • Access online resources
  • Receive detailed guidance

What technology do I need?

You must have your own devices to complete this programme. You’ll need access to a webcam, a fast and reliable internet connection and a printer. Find out about the requirements for the learning management system Canvas.

Am I ready for this programme?

This survey will help you identify whether you’re ready to learn online.

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