Courses

Courses are open to all ethnicities and unless otherwise stated conducted in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Effective Connecting and Communicating with Maori

1 day of training for a new world of practice.

Duration: 1 day
Minimum number of Participants: 10
Entry via Pre-Registration at Kokiri Training Centre, Dunedin.
Fee: $150+GST per participant.
Next course date: 22 November 2018, after this date contact Kokiri Training Centre.
 
Course Aims and Outline

This course provides the skillset to communicate effectively with Maori in a culturally aware manner with respect and engagement on both sides.
Useful for educators, commercial organisations, NGO’s, and government agencies who provide services and products to Maori.
Past participants include Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Otago Polytechnic and various Secondary Schools.

Ara Hau Pukenga Training Scheme

Employment and Further Education Readiness Course.

Accredited NZQA Level 2 Trade Scheme (37 credits)
Duration: 20 weeks.
Entry via WINZ / MSD Approval.
Fee: Free to Participants (Funded by WINZ/MSD)
Next course date: Feb/March 2019; entries currently open, apply now.

Why do our course?
Are you looking for work? Are you wanting to motivate yourself this year?

Things that may be holding you back may be something like….You may need your full drivers licence, forklift licence, administration skills or even a barista certificate, we are here to help you to achieve this. This programme is free for those who meet Work & Income eligibility criteria so feel to contact us on (03) 455 5725.
We are currently offering a free 20 week programme where the primary goal is to support you directly into the workforce.

Course Aims and Outline
To lift participant’s confidence and self-esteem by developing and supporting healthy lifestyle options and through participation and whanaungatanga helping to re-discover passion and purpose to motivate participants to achieve to their potential.

To connect you with opportunities and work experiences that will be sustainable for you, to nurture participants’ Mauri to grow and flourish to its optimum potential.


 

Manaaki Tauira Training Scheme

Leading to Employment / Further Education Readiness Course.

Accredited NZQA Level 2 & 3 Maori Tourism & Hospitality Trades Scheme (36 credits)
Duration: 10 weeks (including 4 weekend immersion camps).
Entry via Otago Polytechnic and High School Approval.
Fee: Free to Participants (Funded by TEC via Otago Polytechnic)
Next course date: April 2019; entries currently open, apply now.
 
Course Aims and Outline
Supporting tauira (learners) with success in education through engagement and learning about Whakapapa, Te Reo and Tikanga. Connecting with Marae and kaupapa Maori activities to provide a foundation for employment success.
This programme welcomes you and your family into this kaupapa.


 

Ara Marama – Alternative Education Programme.

Re-engaging youth with core values and education.

Accredited NZQA Level 1 NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills (60 credits).
Duration: Short-term up to secondary school year
Entry: via Dunedin Secondary Schools Partnership.
Fee: Free to Participants (Funded by Dunedin Secondary Schools Partnership)
Next course date: Course runs during secondary school year, contact Dunedin Secondary Schools Partnership for more information
 
Course Aims and Outline

The programme will assist young people of all ethnicities engaging or re-engaging with learning who may not yet have the basic capabilities needed to successfully pursue education or employment pathways.
The programme aims to assist learners to seek further training opportunities (or possibly employment) with a focus on Maori/Pasifika learners and their whanau. It is designed to support the future development of multi-cultural youth while providing a strong grounding in tikanga that develops a sense of self, of self-confidence, and of belonging.
This programme aims to provide the foundation skills and knowledge to enable graduates to continue on to further study or training in programmes leading to the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

 

Mahinga Kai Course, coming in 2019

Expressions of Interest welcome.

Accredited NZQA Level 3 Whakamahi Whenua (60 credits)
Duration: 20 weeks full time or 40 weeks part-time.
Entry tbc.
Fee: Free to Participants (Funded by TEC (tbc))
Next course date: Commences Feb/March 2019, expressions of interest welcome.
 
Course Aims and Outline

Mahinga Kai and Hauora offer a unique blend of opportunity to connect learners with essential skills and strategies, while providing opportunity to engage in traditional maori learning contexts, develop and improve health, confidence, self-awareness, and self-management skills. These kaupapa will provide valuable skills and learning that will lead to employment.

Mahinga Kai- Weekly planning and implementing traditional food gathering, Health and safety awareness, budgeting and productivity will ensure learners acquire essential skills they need to recognise and work on to be effective employees. Food handling, food care, fitness and healthy lifestyle choices will give learners the opportunity to self manage their day to day rituals and routines in order to better support a working lifestyle. Working and planning collaboratively with a team to produce a desired outcome or target.


 

Whanau Ora Course, next course starts Semester 1 2019.

Expressions of Interest welcome.

Accredited NZQA Level 3 NZ Certificate in Whanau Ora (60 credits)
Duration: 20 weeks full time or 40 weeks part-time.
Entry tbc.
Fee: Free to Participants (Funded by Otago Polytechnic)
Next course date: Enrolments Feb/March 2019, expressions of interest welcome

 
Course Aims and Outline

The programme is for people who wish to work with Maori and whanau in the development of a whanau-centred approach that supports whanau wellbeing.
The purpose of this programme is to provide graduates with a range of knowledge, skills and processes in matauranga Maori wellbeing approaches that can be applied in whanau ora contexts. Graduates of this qualification will be able to under supervision apply knowledge of Maori philosophies and theories of Maori wellbeing.


 

Kaitiakitanga Pu Taiao, coming in 2019.

Expressions of Interest welcome.

Accredited NZQA Level 4 NZ Certificate (90 Credits)
Duration: 30 weeks.
Entry via tbc.
Fee: Free to Participants (Funded by tbc)
Next course date: Enrolments Feb/March 2019, expressions of interest welcome.
 
Course Aims and Outline

This programme is intended for whānau, hapū, and others who work or wish to work in the area of resource management, specifically in the protection and management of Māori heritage, including wāhi tapu and wāhi tūpuna; and are seeking a formal qualification to work independently at an intermediate level.
The purpose of the programme is to provide whānau, hapū, iwi, hapori and other entities with graduates who are able to fulfil kaupapa Māori based advocacy roles and activities at an intermediate level. Te iwi Māori and Aotearoa will benefit from having graduates who are able to provide, from an āhuatanga Māori perspective, the skills and knowledge to protect and manage Māori heritage and sites of significance to Māori – cultural and spiritual – for the benefit of current and future generations.
Graduates of this programme will understand the value of Māori heritage and sites of significance, and will be able to use their skills and knowledge based on whanaungatanga, kaitiakitanga, te pono me te tika, tūrangawaewae, pūkengatanga and rangatiratanga to independently apply the tools available for their protection and management.


 

Rangatiratanga Pū Taiao Level 4, coming in 2019

Expressions of Interest welcome.

Accredited NZQA Level 4 NZ Certificate (60 Credits)
Duration: 20 weeks.
Entry via tbc.
Fee: Free to Participants (Funded by tbc)
Next course date: Semester 2, 2019, expressions of interest welcome.
 
Course Aims and Outline

This programme is intended for whānau, hapū, iwi and others with some experience in mātauranga Taiao, or those intending to work in the area of tiaki Taiao, and who are seeking a formal qualification to work independently at an intermediate level.
The purpose of this programme is to provide whānau, hapū, iwi, hapori and other entities with graduates who are able to fulfil kaupapa Māori based environmental roles and associated activities at an intermediate level. Te iwi Māori and Aotearoa will benefit from having graduates who are able to provide,from an āhuatanga Māori perspective, skills grounded in mātauranga Taiao to protect and enhance te Taiao for current and future generations.
Graduates of this programme will understand the value of mātauranga Taiao and will be able to use their skills and knowledge based on whanaungatanga, kaitiakitanga, te pono me te tika, tūrangawaewae, pūkengatanga, and rangatiratanga to work independently to contribute to the future care and development of te Taiao for whānau, hapū, iwi and the community.