NZ Certificate in Māori Business & Management (Level 3)

About the course

Gain valuable business management knowledge to support Māori business, respect Māori principles, Te Reo and tikanga.

Do you work within or alongside Māori organisations? Would you like to understand how best to support your Māori clients, colleagues and wider business community in a way that respects their culture, business protocols and belief system?

This programme will support the student to understand the importance of kaupapa Māori in business and cultural contexts.

Course Delivery

All studies are completed online in your own environment. Studies are conducted using the Canvas eLearning platform along with regular virtual tutor support. Students require a computer and internet access. All of the necessary materials required to successfully complete assessments will be available through the learning platform. For some assessments, you may like to do additional research through textbooks or the internet, however you won’t be required to purchase textbooks.

Upcoming Intakes:
22 January 2024 (PT only)
26 February 2024

No fees for NZ & AUS Citizens & Residents

Study Type Options:

20 Weeks Full-Time (35 hours weekly) or
40 Weeks Part-Time (15 hours weekly)

Programme Content

This NZQA recognised programme is worth 60 NZQA credits.
The four courses below completed during this programme are each worth 15 credits. Below is a list of all modules covered:

Te Reo ki te Wahi Mahi
(Basic te reo M
āori in Business)

  • Introduction to Māori Business in New Zealand

  • Role of Te Reo in Māori Business

  • Te Reo Pronunciation

  • Greetings and Orders in Māori in New Zealand Business

  • Phrases used in New Zealand Business

  • Ethical and Culturally Appropriate Behaviour

Nga Tikanga ki te Wahi Mahi

(Culturally Appropriate Behaviour in Business)

  • Te Tiriti O Waitangi

  • The Principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

  • Māori Values in the Workplace

  • Māori Business Tikanga

Nga Korerorero me Nga Honongatanga
(Communications and Teams in Business)

  • Whanaungatanga (Relationship Building)

  • Nga Korerotanga (Communication Skills)

  • Manaakitanga (Hospitality, Support)

  • Ahurea roopu me te mahi tahi (Team Building and Culture)

  • Roles and Behaviours within a Team

Sustainability me te Whanaketanga Whaiaro
(Sustainability and Self Development)

  • Te tiaki I nga rauemi (Conservation of Resources)

  • Basic Management Tools and Techniques for Business Sustainability

  • Self Reflection – To Become A Future Manager

Further Details

Entry Requirements

Students must be 16 years of age and residing in New Zealand for the duration of their studies. This programme is only available to New Zealand & Australian Citizens and Residents.

Students will be required to have NCEA Level 2 or the equivalent, this includes a minimum of 10 numeracy and 10 literacy credits at Level one or higher on the Directory of Assessment Standards; and 60 credits at Level two or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori;

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success.

Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the School of Business Manager.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Where transfer of credit for previous study is being applied for, the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Form must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the Intake start date. See the Recognition of Prior Learning section for full RPL criteria and details on how to undertake an application.

Have a question? Call us on 0508 626 243