Māori Courses and Programmes
On this page:
- Te Kawa a Māui/School of Māori Studies
- Tohu Māoritanga/Diploma in Māoritanga
- Study in Māori Business
- Certificate of University Preparation
Te Kawa a Māui/School of Māori Studies offers courses designed to produce graduates who are fluent in te reo Māori and have a comprehensive knowledge of traditional and contemporary Māori culture, society and issues. The school's staff includes experts in language, culture and Treaty of Waitangi issues.
Māori Studies courses can be included in all first degree programmes at Victoria, or taken as a major for a Bachelor of Arts degree. Preparatory courses in Māori Studies are also offered by Victoria’s Centre for Continuing Education/Te Whare Pākenga.
Te Kawa a Māui also offers the Tohu Māoritanga/Diploma in Māoritanga, a programme for students of all ages without a University Entrance qualification. It provides a foundation in three areas: Māori language; culture and society; and tikanga (customs and practice). The Tohu Māoritanga can be studied on its own as a valuable introduction to taha Māori, or, when completed, can give you up to 90 points towards a Victoria degree.
The Victoria Business School offers:
- A Certificate in Māori Business, which consists of six papers, including three specifically on Māori Business.
- A Māori Business major for the Bachelor of Commerce and Administration [BCA] degree.
See also the Māori Business subject page.
The Certificate of University Preparation is a one-trimester preparation programme introduces the skills required to succeed at university. The programme does not require you to have university entrance. Successful completion of the Certificate qualifies students for admission to degree-level study at Victoria.