Te Hiringa o Te Reo

Te Hiringa o Te Reo is a language resource designed specifically for those who are wanting to learn basic Māori language by distance, in their own time and at their own pace.

What you will learn

A team of first-language speakers have put this resource pack together to provide a basic understanding of te reo Māori. The programme also includes a selection of well-known waiata and karakia. This language resource pack consists of recordings on a USB flash drive and a workbook that participants can work through at their own pace. Ākonga might take a month, or a year to complete the workbook, but it is recommended that least an hour a week is spent revising and working through the lessons.

This resource doesn't reward a certificate or qualification on completion. There are no exams or tests to complete, however participants can send their completed workbook back to be marked. 

Entry requirements

  • Available to New Zealand and Australian citizens and New Zealand residents.
  • Students must provide verified Identification of either a Birth Certificate or Passport.
  • An interest in the Māori language and a commitment to learning.

Do you have enough time?

To check which study options best fit your lifestyle, try our handy time calculator tool


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Give yourself credit →

Use the knowledge you already have to fast-track your qualification. Workplace-learning, volunteering, professional development, other provider qualifications and online courses can be recognised as prior learning and put towards your qualification. Start by getting in touch with us, or find out more here.

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Last updated: 6/5/2024

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