New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki Reo Rua) (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki Reo Rua) (Level 4)

Enrich your knowledge and understanding of the uniqueness of te ao Māori – unlock your potential to nurture te reo Māori kia tika, kia rere, kia Māori!

What you will learn

The delivery of this programme focuses on helping students to communicate independently and confidently in a variety of situations and contexts.  Students build on their intermediate level te reo in everyday situations and begin to learn more in-depth te reo knowledge.  The programme is taught primarily in English and students are taught to understand language structures and features.  This programme supports improving adult literacy and numeracy.  

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 4) will be delivered full time over one semester and consists of four compulsory courses, each worth 15 credits each.  All four courses must be passed successfully to complete the programme.  The assessments in each course include written, oral, listening and reading assessments.

More details about this qualification


Mana Tangata Whā

This course builds on students’ potential to learn past and present applications of te reo and tikanga.

Mana Whenua Whā

From this course, students will learn about the powhiri process and recognise the importance of tribal affiliation, resources, stories, sayings and dialectal variations.

Mana Reo Whā

This course uses advanced-intermediate grammatical structures to build learner potential and perseverance. 

Mana Ao Tūroa Whā

In this course, advanced-intermediate level te reo is used to describe and discuss everyday events.

Career options

  • Administration support roles in Māori organisations/industries and organisations that support te reo Māori
  • Māori radio and television trainees
  • Educator/teacher - general and reo Māori; Kaiawhina in Kohanga reo, Kura Kaupapa Māori, primary schools or in the workplace
  • Tourism roles – operators and tour guides
  • Transport roles

Entry requirements

New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Rumaki Reo Rua) (Level 3)) or equivalent

Suitable for school leavers.  Recommended secondary school subjects: NCEA Level 1-3 reo Māori

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