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Te Reo Māori Intermediate

Take your understanding of the Māori language beyond “Kia ora!” with the UCOL Te Reo Māori Intermediate.

A student in a Te Reo class
Quick info

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Whanganui, UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton, UCOL Horowhenua in Levin, Te Runanga O Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa – Marton

Duration: 10 weeks part-time

Palmerston North
01 May 2024 - 03 Jul 2024
02 May 2024 - 04 Jul 2024
14 Oct 2024 - 16 Dec 2024
16 Oct 2024 - 18 Dec 2024

02 May 2024 - 04 July 2024
23 July 2024 - 24 Sept 2024
17 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024

23 Jul 2024 -24 Sept 2024
15 Oct 2024 - 17 Dec 2024

2024 Semester 2 dates TBC

Domestic Fees: *

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.

The UCOL Te Reo Māori Intermediate is designed for people with some experience in Te Reo who are looking to take the next step. You will learn about Māori customs and protocols, both traditional and contemporary while developing basic conversational Te Reo Māori skills.

 Course Hours & Duration

This programme runs for 10 weeks. Per week, your learning will include 2 hours class time approximately.

Timings are:

Course starting:
May 2024: Wednesdays 6-8pm and Thursdays 3-5pm
Oct 2024: Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8pm

Tuesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm

Tuesday evenings 6-8pm

Tuesday evenings - 6-8pm

Ngāti Apa

2024 days and times TBC

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of Te Reo Māori Intermediate programme can further enhance their Te Reo skills with the UCOL Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 4) programme.

 Course Information

Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL Te Pūkenga 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.

 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

Applicants much have some basic knowledge of Te Reo. 

Te  Reo Māori for Beginners


Aromatawai ā-waha, kanohi ki te kanohi with programme lecturer and/or Programme Leader.

If you don't have basic Māori language skills, you can opt Te Reo Māori for Beginners programme.

For the domestic learners for whom English is not their first language, a diagnostic test may be used to identify the level of English language proficiency.

English language proficiency
If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5 (or equivalent including TOEFL). IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible).


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

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is intended for learners who have basic 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 learner 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 Te Pūkenga 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).


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020, and Universal College of Learning Limited, a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga is accredited to teach it.