Te Whakamahi Whenua (Level 3)
This programme will build on your existing skills and knowledge in this area and can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Māori Traditional Food Production, Harvest and Management (Level 3). You will gain a solid foundation in industries such as commercial fishing, forestry, agriculture and horticulture, able to apply a holistic framework to your work, and understand the steps needed to work towards protecting and enhancing our natural environment.
About the programme
Are you interested in Mahika Kai? Do you have some experience with traditional food production and harvesting?
Te Whakamahi Whenua (Level 3) builds on your existing skills and knowledge in this area and leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Māori Traditional Food Production, Harvest and Management (Level 3).
It's delivered through Arai Te Uru Kokiri Centre and your learning will be a blend of timetabled face-to-face in class teaching, wananga and field trips.
Graduates will be ideally suited to adventure tourism roles (guiding; hosting and supporting tourists in outdoor activities.) They will have foundations in primary industry pathways, such as commercial fishing, forestry, agriculture and horticulture, and be able to use a holistic framework and understand the steps needed in working towards protecting and enhancing our environment.
What You Study
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The Kokiri Centre is located at 51 Macandrew Road in Dunedin.
This programme is delivered through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on learning.
Facilitators use korero, presentations, visuals, study notes, reliable information from websites and other texts to support an interactive approach that delivers knowledge and supports the introduction and practice of skills and tikanga.
Practical skills are introduced by facilitator demonstration, group activities and practical tasks, and you will get the opportunity to undertake real-world activities.
Self-directed work involves investigation and completion of individual assignments for assessment.
30 hours per week for 20 weeks.
- 25 hours are timetabled activities and the other 5 hours are self-directed activities.
- Open entry.
- This programme is not available for international students.
Note: If you are under 16 years old, you must provide an Early Leaving Exemption letter from the Ministry of Education.
Study for free during 2022!
You can study this programme for free during 2022 due to the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF).
- You'll still need to pay for any additional course-related costs (see more info in Additional Costs section).
- You can pay for this yourself or apply for a loan/allowance via Studylink (see more info in Student loans section).
You will need appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activities, including wetsuit, tramping boots and a sleeping bag.
Please note: You can hire essential equipment from Kokiri for the duration of the programme, if required.
Student loans and allowances with TTAF
Whilst this programme is free for you to study via the Trades and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF), this fund only covers tuition fees and compulsory costs such as student levies.
It does not cover any additional costs or living costs.
You can pay for additional and living costs by yourself if that is possible or by applying for a loan/allowance through Studylink.
It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful.
- For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website
The tuition fees shown above are approximate only. There may be a slight fee increase per year once Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) rules and guidelines are applied.
Student Services Fee
For most students, your tuition fee shown above includes a Student Services Fee – also known as the Student Levy. This compulsory fee covers your access to the student services we offer. This cost is tailored depending on how you're studying.
How to apply
- For questions about the programme or applying, please contact the Arai Te Uru Kokiri Training Centre on 03 455 5725 or email email@example.com
A change for 2023 enrolments
When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.
While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.