NZ Certificate in Māori Business & Management (Level 4)

About the course

Are you seeking to elevate your understanding of Māori business management and its significance in the contemporary commercial landscape?

Our level 4 Māori business management course offers a transformative learning experience, guiding you towards becoming a cultural and business savvy professional. Expand your knowledge of Te Reo Māori and tikanga, gaining a profound appreciation for the cultural nuances that underpin Māori business practices. Develop the expertise to navigate the intricacies of Māori business structures and decision-making processes, ensuring that your interactions are grounded in respect and understanding.

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.

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*All of our programmes are available fees free to New Zealand Residents, New Zealand citizens and Australian Citizens residing in New Zealand for the duration of their studies.

online course information

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

Fees: Zero fees, no hidden costs or textbooks

Intake Dates: 18 March 2024 (part-time only)
22 April 2024 (part-time only)

Programme Content

This NZQA recognised programme is worth 60 NZQA credits.

The four courses below completed during this programme are each worth 15 credits.

Courses covered:

NGĀ WHAKAWHITIWHITI WHAKAARO PAKIHI MĀORI
(MĀORI BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS)

  • Ngā tikanga whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro (protocols for communication)
  • Te tukanga whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro (the communication process)
  • Whakawhitiwhti whakaaro o te wāhi mahi (workplace communication)
  • Ngā ārai whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro (communication barriers)
  • Ngā momo whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro o te ao pakihi (types of business communication)

NGĀ MATATIKA O TE AO PAKIHI
(MĀORI BUSINESS ETHICS)

  • Ngā matatika (ethics)
  • Te Whakatau matatika nei (making ethical decisions)
  • Whakahaeretanga ahurea (organisational culture)
  • Ngaiotanga (professionalism)
  • Kawatau ā-pāpori (social responsibility)

ĀRAHITANGA I TE AO PAKIHI MĀORI
(COMMUNICATIONS AND TEAMS IN BUSINESS)

  • Pūkenga ārahi (leadership skills)
  • Ngā taera ārahitanga (leadership styles)
  • Ngā taera pakihi (business styles)
  • Ārahitanga whai take (effective leadership)
  • Te whakatau raruraru (resolving conflict)

WHAKAWHANAKETANGA NGAIO
(PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)

  • Hauoratanga (maintaining holistic health)
  • Mōhiotanga ki a koe ake (self-awareness)
  • Ngā ara umanga (career pathways)
  • Whakawhanaketanga ngaio (professional development)
  • Whakamahere anamata (planning for the future)

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Further Information

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.

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.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply communication skills to develop relationships in a business and cultural context.
  • Apply understanding of ethics and professionalism in Māori business to management systems and processes, to improve business outcomes.
  • Apply Māori business principles to lead project tasks and/or lead teams on designated tasks, in supporting business objectives.
  • Facilitate a professional development plan that contributes towards the effectiveness of a business entity.

Education Pathways

New Zealand Diploma in Business (with strands in; Accounting, Administration and Technology, Leadership and Management, Project Management) (Level 5) [Ref: 2459]

Employment Pathway

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed and to embed Māori business practices and principles in a variety of support roles in Māori businesses. Graduates will also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer project roles.

This programme will benefit business entities, whanau, hapu, iwi, and haporito understand the importance of kaupapa Māori in a business.

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.

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