Otago Polytechnic

Te Whakamahi Whenua (Level 3)

Location

Kokiri Training Centre, 51 Macandrew Road, Dunedin

Duration
20 weeks full time
Delivery

This programme is delivered through Arai Te Uru Kokiri Centre due to a sub-contract arrangement between Otago Polytechnic and the provider. It consists of timetabled face-to-face in class, wananga and field trips.

Credits
60
Level
3
Start
25 February and 22 July
Apply
now
  • Location
    Intake
    Study breaks
  • Distance
    5 August 2019

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).

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.

Entry requirements
  • 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.

Additional costs

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.

Your workload

30 hours per week for 20 weeks. (25 hours are timetabled activities and the other 5 hours are self-directed activities.)

Programme structure
Course Credits
Te Pono me te Tika 20
Whanaungatanga 10
Kaitiakitanga 10
Pukengatanga 10
Rangatiratanga 10
Delivery

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.

Further study options
Student loans and allowances

Full-time domestic students of this programme are eligible for student loans and allowances (dependent on age and financial circumstances.) Please contact Studylink for additional information. Phone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.

Recognition of prior learning

If you already have extensive knowledge and skills gained from practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification in the course of your life. www.capablenz.ac.nz

Contact us
  • For questions about the programme, please contact the Arai Te Uru Kokiri Training Centre on 03 455 5725 or email manager@kokiricentre.co.nz
  • For questions about your actual application, please email ebsSOS@op.ac.nz.
Disclaimer

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.

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