Programme Details
Credits: 120
Level: 3
Start: Feb 2022
Location: Kokiri Training Centre, 51 Macandrew Road. Dunedin
Duration: 40 Weeks (full time)
Delivery: Combination of classroom learning and hands-on learning.
Entry Requirements: Open Entry

Programme Description

Are you interested in Mahika Kai? Do you have some experience with traditional food production and harvesting?

Te Whakamahi Whenua (Level 3) builds on your existing skills and knowledge in this area and leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Māori Traditional Food Production, Harvest and Management (Level 3).

Graduates will be ideally suited to adventure tourism roles (guiding; hosting and supporting tourists in outdoor activities.) They will have foundations in primary industry pathways, such as commercial fishing, forestry, agriculture and horticulture, and be able to use a holistic framework and understand the steps needed in working towards protecting and enhancing our environment.

 Programme Delivery

This programme is delivered through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on learning.

Facilitators use korero, presentations, visuals, study notes, reliable information from websites and other texts to support an interactive approach that delivers knowledge and supports the introduction and practice of skills and tikanga.

Practical skills are introduced by facilitator demonstration, group activities and practical tasks, and you will get the opportunity to undertake real-world activities.

Self-directed work involves investigation and completion of individual assignments for assessment.

This programme requires 30 hours per week for 20 weeks. (25 hours are timetabled activities and the other 5 hours are self-directed activities.)

For further information please email: 

Academic  Manager



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