Hauora Māori

Study a range of qualifications to develop the skills you need to work across various support and social services roles - specialising in Hauora Māori (Māori wellbeing). Explore te ao Māori traditions, values, and culture as you gain an understanding of how to work ethically alongside your own values and beliefs.

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Our Māori Wellbeing programmes will ensure you develop a sound understanding behind cultural practices and māori needs as well as equip you with a range of valuable new skills and knowledge for personal and whānau growth.

You'll learn how to work along side people as you develop personalised wellbeing strategies, and communicate effective support or treatment methods through specific situations.

The biggest point of difference at Otago Polytechnic is our real-world approach to learning. The experience you’ll gain on work placements as part of your programme will give you the skills to seamlessly transition from study to employment or promotion.

Hauora Māori qualifications

Community Services

If you want to learn about whānau-centred approaches that support whānau wellbeing, this course is for you. You will be able to work under supervision and apply knowledge of Māori philosophies and theories of Māori wellbeing.


20 Weeks Full-time


On campus


Kokiri Training Centre, Dunedin

Community Services

This programme is offered by Moana House Training Institute and is designed for people who are already working in the mental health and addictions sector. You will gain the specialised technical knowledge and skills to provide treatment to people seeking assistance with problems of gambling, alcohol and drug use. While you learn to apply specialised knowledge, Te Taketake is also about promoting your own personal growth. This qualification is recognised by DAPAANZ (Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa–New Zealand). To find out more or to apply, please email info@moanahouse.org.nz


2 Years Part-time


Blended learning


Dunedin, Rotorua

Career potential

Addiction Counsellor, Health Promoter, Senior Support Worker

Contact us

If you’re not sure what to study and would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.