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Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki) (Te Kaupae 5)

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki) (Te Kaupae 5)

Level 5

Further enhance Te Reo Māori skills with this total immersion programme
Quick info

Level: 5

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: 1 year, part-time
Wairarapa - Wednesdays 5:30 - 9:30pm
and five weekend wānanga marae

Starting Feb 2022

Palmerston North - TBC

Domestic Fees: *
$0 Fee + Student services levy ($287.50)Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

This qualification, Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki) (Te Kaupae 5) New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Immersion) (Level 5), is intended for people who would feel confident within a total immersion Te Reo Māori environment . This programme is for those wanting to contribute positively to the development of te reo, or those with a personal and/or professional interest in te reo Māori. 

As a graduate of this programme you will be able to communicate independently in te reo and express ideas and theories in a wide range of familiar and some less familiar situations with fluency and flexibility.  In addition to the acquisition of the language, you will have developed technical knowledge in te reo.

 Career & Study Outcomes

The qualification provides a pathway for those seeking to develop their knowledge and skills in te reo.

Graduates of this certificate will have the skills and knowledge to participate in the maintenance and development of te reo amongst whānau, hapū, iwi, and community.

 Course Information

This programme consists of four 15 credit level 5 courses. Classes are taught one night a week (Wednesday 5:30 - 9:30pm and six weekend wananga marae) over one year.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 3) or equivalent
NCEA Level 3 Te Reo Māori,
OR by;
Aromatawai ā-waha, kanohi ki te kanohi with programme lecturer and/or Programme Leader


For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details

 Advice & Guidance

Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the UCOL Academic Statute and other relavant policies and procedures.

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email (not via the online application form).

 Additional Costs