- Open entry.
- All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level.
- International students should have an overall academic IELTS of at least 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years).
If the number of applicants exceed the available places, a waitlist will be used to ensure preference is given to applicants in order of application.
Te Reo Māori for the Workplace (5 credits)
- Accurately pronounce introductions, greetings and farewells relevant to the workplace
- Use basic Te Reo Māori in workplace correspondence
- Use Te Reo Māori relevant to your industry or profession
- Identify and practise Te Reo Māori use and pronunciation of:
- 40 words
- 10 phrases
- Greetings and farewells
- Pepeha/Mihimihi for a workplace setting
Tikanga Māori in the Organisation (5 credits)
- Describe a range of tikanga Māori and their importance in Te Ao Māori
- Describe how a range of tikanga Māori influences your own behaviour and practice in every day situations
- Explain how tikanga Māori is applied in your own organisation
- Identify, describe and discuss the importance of six tikanga Māori concepts, providing references (APA) where appropriate
- Describe how at least four concepts relate to your own behaviours and practices in every day situations
- Explain how at least four of these tikanga are displayed formally and informally within your organisation
Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi (10 credits)
- Describe the historical context that led to the development of the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi
- Discuss the relationship between the articles and principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi
- Identify and discuss legislation from New Zealand’s colonial history that were not in keeping with the promises guaranteed in Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi
- Discuss the contemporary effects of colonisation on Iwi Māori in own region
- Pre-Treaty - The New Zealand historical context
- Pre-Treaty - The Māori context
- The Treaty – Issues leading up to and surrounding its signing
- Linguistic differences in Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Treaty of Waitangi (translation issues)
- The respective responsibilities of the Treaty partners
- Intent of the 3 articles
- Relationship between the principles of partnership, protection, participation
- Post Treaty context and colonisation. Legislation that contravened the Treaty and its impact
- Kai Tahu contemporary Treaty issues
- Application of contemporary issues to learner’s own professional and occupational practice
- Appraising and referencing sources
Bi-cultural Competency (10 credits)
- Articulate elements of your own cultural construct
- Discuss the “Treaty Partner’s” perspective with reference to language, custom and history
- Identify similarities and differences between your own cultural construct and the “Treaty Partner’s” with reference to language, custom and history
- How do we define ourselves? / Defining ourselves in terms of culture
- Discussion of beliefs, festivities and celebrations and reflection on possible cultural influence
- Cultural constructs
- Theories: e.g. Field Theory, Said, Derrida, Bourdieu
- Analysing how culture impacts experience
- Importance of narratives – sharing stories (workshop)
- Confronting inevitable yet unaware cultural bias and how to receive feedback on it
- Recognising the importance of group membership in historical and contemporary discussions of bi-culturalism
- Changing focus in cultural conversations from who is disadvantaged to who is privileged and why
- Addressing the barriers to reflection and engagement with discussions on bi-culturalism
All study is highly-structured, guided and self-directed and you will need to have good time management skills. As a part-time student, you should typically aim for around 15 hours of study per week.
Student loans and allowances
As this certificate is delivered part-time, learners are not eligible for student loans and allowances.
While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.