Te Reo Māori – Te Kakano

Develop listening, reading, oral, and literacy skills in Te Reo Māori at a beginner's level, based on Te Whanake language progressions.

During your study you'll learn about:

  • Basic greetings
  • Your family, and towns of Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • Personal pronouns and possessives
  • Passive sentence patterns
  • Vocabulary extension
  • Locatives
  • Tenses

Content Details

You'll cover two topics:

Te Kakano 1

This topics introduces you to Te Reo Māori and develops your listening, reading, oral, and literacy skills at a beginner's level.

Te Kakano 2

This course builds on the skills you've learnt in Te Kakano 1.


Planned intakes*: February, July
Delivery modes: Part-time
Locations*: Putaruru, Rotorua (Mokoia Campus), Rotorua (Waipa Campus)
Duration: One year

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

Classes are 3 hours long and are held one day a week.

Indicative Fees

2018 domestic students fees-free

This short course is NOT approved for student loans and allowances

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the requirements you will receive:

  • Short Award in Te Reo Māori - Te Kakano

Entry Criteria

  • Open entry


International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.