OSTC Manaaki Tauira
Are you at high school and are interested in learning about the Māori culture of New Zealand?
Stand tall and be proud of your whakapapa.
You will learn the importance of strong connections to your cultural heritage and the value these can bring to a wide range of career paths.
You will also gain 24 credits towards NCEA.
What You Study
- Learn from tutors and kaumātua
- Visit marae
- learn about cooking and hospitality on marae
- Learn about traditional food gathering
What could I do next?
- Complete the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Bridging to Business) or New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) at Otago Polytechnic, the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4) (Operations), or the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5),
- Complete the New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service
- Complete the New Zealand Certificate in Cookery
- Apply for the Royal New Zealand Police College or to a College of Education.
Where could this take me?
- Cultural Interpretation Specialist
- Māori and Indigenous Culture Studies
- Business person/Entrepreneur
- Teacher training
- NZ Police Force
- Tourism Guide
Unit standards covered in this course
|Unit Standard||Manaaki Tauira||Credits||Level|
Prepare and provide kai services, as part of a team and under supervision for manuhiri
Identify traditional kai and describe the gathering process
|21232||Describe the roles and responsibilities of ringawera in a marae wharekai||2||2|
|21248||Prepare, maintain, and clear a buffet in a marae wharekai||2||2|
Prepare and serve beverages in a marae wharekai
Prepare equipment and cook kai in an oven to present for manuhiri
Practise food safety methods in a food business under supervision
In most instances, study at OSTC will be fully funded, with no cost to you or secondary school. However, please note that OSTC is only funded for a limited number of places.
Additional places may be offered, however your school will be charged a fee.
Please clarify any costs with your school.
Talk to your school's careers advisor and they will guide you through the application process.
Or download and complete this application form.
What is OSTC?
The Otago Secondary-Tertiary College (OSTC) is our trades academy. We offer practical, career-focused learning for students in Years 11-13 who want to get a head start on life after school. You’ll develop hands-on skills and experience to help you prepare for further study, on-the-job training and employment.
Your programme will be one subject of your NCEA. You’ll spend one or two days a week at OSTC and the rest of the week at school as normal.
OSTC has a campus in Dunedin and one in Cromwell.
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.