New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki Reo Rua) (Level 1)

New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki Reo Rua) (Level 1)

Start your journey in te reo. Gain basic language skills to communicate in te reo Māori in familiar everyday situations. Ideal for beginners or if you want skills and knowledge to support your role in the public or private sector. You can progress to higher-level programmes to explore te reo further.

Programme outline

This programme is designed to provide a solid foundation for learners who have little to no te reo Māori knowledge. 

This is a 60 credit programme. Classes are held one night per week from 5pm-7pm, Monday through to Thursday (subject to change).

More detail about this qualification

Career options

  • Participate in the maintenance and development of te reo amongst whānau, hapū and community
  • Basic understanding of te reo that can be utilised in areas of employment, in public and private sectors
  • Contribution to community and cultural roles

Entry requirements

  • Open entry

  • International: IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0), or equivalent

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia.

On 1 September 2022, the operations of Whitireia transferred to the Whitireia and WelTec business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). As part of this, all existing Whitireia programmes transferred to Te Pūkenga.

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