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Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki, Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 3)

Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Level 3)

Te Pōkaitahi Reo class
Quick info

Level: 3

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

Duration: 1 year part-time (38 weeks)
(See Course Hours & Duration for details)

19 Feb 2024 - 22 Nov 2024
(Part-time - one day per week) 

Domestic Fees: *
$295.52 Student Services Levy

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.

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki, Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 3) aims to develop your skills and knowledge to communicate in te reo Māori with some independence and confidence in everyday whānau, marae, social, workplace, and academic contexts, and in Māori environments. You will develop a shared appreciation for and contribute to the development of te reo kia tika, kia rere, and kia Māori.

 Course Hours & Duration

This programme is taught part-time over 38 weeks, including 2 holiday weeks.

Per week, your learning will include approximately:

Class Time

3 hrs

Wairarapa - Monday, 6pm - 9pm

Study Time

10 hrs - Self-directed learning in your own time

You will also complete four noho marae throughout the year.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Graduates of this programme can go on to study Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 4) | the New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Bilingual) (Level 4).

Extending your Te Reo skills will help you understand and appreciate the significance of Te Reo in your workplace. The ability to listen, speak, and write Te Reo is a valuable skill that many employers seek and could open various employment opportunities in the public and private sectors.

 Course Information

Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.

This programme consists 60 credits. 

He kura te tangata (15 Credits)

Ākonga (learners) will learn to facilitate hui whakatau under supervision. This includes leading karakia and conducting acknowledgements and presentations.

Kia mau ki ngā kupu ā ō tīpuna (15 Credits)

Ākonga will create a piece of literature illustrating their connections to land, the environment, prominent places, people, histories, and stories by expressing their dreams, aspirations, and desires. Ākonga will learn how to use whakataukī and kīwaha in the correct context.

Tangata takahi manuhiri, he marae pūehu (15 Credits)

Ākonga will develop the knowledge and skills to use te reo while planning for and participating in pōwhiri from beginning to end.

Te reo Māori (15 Credits)

Ākonga will build on and extend their foundation level language skills, by using a range of language resources in written and spoken communication.

 Learning Facilities

All ākonga have access to the full range of the UCOL on-site facilities, such as the library, Learning Hubs, study areas and computer labs.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

Te Reo Rangatira at NCEA (Level 1) or equivalent


Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 2) or equivalent

OR by;

Aromatawai ā-waha, kanohi ki te kanohi with programme lecturer and/or Academic Portfolio Manager


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

 International Entry Requirements

In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, the following applies to international learner applicants.

English language proficiency

Minimum entry for international students of IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) General or Academic Level 5.0 with no band lower than 5. IELTS scores must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre.

Under 20 years of age
In addition to this, international applicants under 20 years of age must have NCEA equivalency.

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is intended for ākonga who have an intermediate level of understanding and ability in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga.

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 relevant 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).