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Ole Gagana Samoa (Level 2)

Level 2

Gain a better understanding of the Samoan language and the sounds with the UCOL Ole Gangana Samoa (Level 2) programme.

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Quick info

Level: 2

Locations: Ngati Apa Education, Marton
(old Turakina Girls college)

Duration: 10 weeks part-time

2024 dates TBC

Domestic Fees: *
Fees Free

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 programme will encourage you as you gain an understanding of Samoan culture, and provide an opportunity for you to learn and practice the Samoan language. Once complete you will have an entry-level knowledge, understanding and application of place-based curriculum support, focusing on culture, language, and identity. You will be able to talk and communicate with peers. 

 Course Hours & Duration

This programme runs for 10 weeks.

Timings are:
Thursday mornings per week, 10-12pm.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Learners will learn the pronunciation of keywords. This will include vocabulary that will support their roles within the community e.g. pronunciation of names; phrases of significance and basic instructions; days of the week and numbers; understanding of culture through the significance of tattoo; Tatalo and song.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

Applications should be:

  • A New Zealand Citizen or Resident
  • 16 years or over
  • Secondary students over 16, only if they meet the necessary approval (ACE004)


For more information about NCEA Credits see the UCOL Te Pūkenga NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details

 Advice & Guidance

As UCOL Te Pūkenga becomes Te Pūkenga on 1 January 2023, learners enrolling in a programme that is likely to continue into semester 1 2023 or starting in semester 1 2023 will become Te Pūkenga learners. They will receive their qualification from Te Pūkenga on completion.

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).