TK9000 - Tikanga - NCEA Levels 1–3

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What is Kaupapa Māori?

Kaupapa Māori is a learning area rich in Te Ao Māori skills, knowledge and topics. There is a wide variety of kaupapa to explore and engage in, and ample opportunity to connect learning from a Māori context to other subjects offered at Te Kura.

Kaupapa Māori offers eleven main subjects as listed below, and the opportunity to explore more than 80 kaupapa within those subjects.

Learning can be tailored to suit ākonga at all levels of the curriculum, from primary and intermediate to NCEA Levels 1–3.

Ākonga are supported by kaiako, kaimanaaki, whānau and hapori to select pathways of learning relevant to their aspirations, career pathway or interests and passions. Ākonga are encouraged to link with their local area experts, online communities and whānau who have skills and experience to guide them through these learning kaupapa.

For many ākonga, including young adult and adult learners, there are no fees for Kaupapa Māori courses. Please see our Fees page for further information.

What this course involves

Tikanga is all around us every day and influences how we behave in certain situations and how we interact with others. It is our connection to the past and the present. Tikanga is the thread/wairua that runs through all of Kaupapa Māori.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

No prior learning needed but, interest, passion and determination are desirable.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
16032 Examine the use of Māori modes in transmitting Māori history 5 6 Internal
16033 Utilise Māori modes to explain an event in Māori history 5 4 Internal
16034 Explain Māori and Pākehā perspectives of history 5 6 Internal
16038 Present an oral account of an event in Māori history 5 3 Internal
16041 Explain the place of pūrākau or pakiwaitara in Māori history 6 6 Internal
16042 Explain whakapapa in relation to Māori history 5 4 Internal
16043 Examine different accounts of Māori migration prior to Pākehā contact 6 6 Internal
16044 Describe historical events of one hapū or iwi 6 4 Internal
16046 Describe the relationship between Māori and Pākehā prior to 1840 5 5 Internal
16051 Describe the wars between Māori and Pākehā during the 1800s in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho 5 5 Internal
16052 Describe the dispossession of Māori land and its effects 5 6 Internal
16053 Describe key historical events for one hapū or iwi post-Pākehā contact 5 6 Internal
16054 Describe the life, achievements and impact of a Māori leader 5 3 Internal
16057 Describe the history of spiritual beliefs and practices of Māori 5 6 Internal
16058 Describe the establishment and history of a hāhi Māori 5 4 Internal
16059 Demonstrate knowledge of the history of Māori in politics 5 8 Internal
16136 Explain kawa and tikanga in relation to hui mārena 9 6 Internal
16139 Describe a kīngitanga hui 7 6 Internal
16142 Describe the practices associated with a pōwhiri, in accordance with tikanga and/or kawa 7 2 Internal
16160 Describe the characteristics and actions of a selected atua in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho 7 3 Internal
16165 Describe a hui and the roles associated with hui in accordance with tikanga and/or kawa 7 2 Internal
16167 Describe the establishment and main characteristics of hāhi Māori 6 4 Internal
27105 Describe and explain the separation of Ranginui and Papatūānuku in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho 3 2 Internal
27106 Describe the terms associated with whakapapa and use them within a family structure 4 2 Internal
27108 Describe the terms associated with whakapapa and use them within a family structure 4 2 Internal
27110 Explain the creation of the world in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho and analyse its influence on tikanga 3 3 Internal
27118 Explain the deeds and roles of Māui and how these have influenced iwi 4 4 Internal
27120 Describe and explain beliefs held by whānau, hapū, or iwi pertaining to kaitiaki 3 4 Internal
27123 Identify whakapapa and explain intermarriage in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho 3 4 Internal
27124 Identify and explain the concepts of whānau, hapū and iwi in accordance with tikanga 5 3 Internal
27125 Describe the impact of post-colonisation and its effects on te ao Māori, in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho 3 4 Internal
27126 Describe and explain the purpose of pūrākau in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho 3 3 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
27127 Describe and explain the purpose of pakiwaitara in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho 3 3 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
27128 Explain the impact of Christianity on te ao Māori in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho 3 3 Internal
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
27129 Explain the use of karakia in accordance with tikanga 3 2 Internal
29316 Describe the migration from Hawaiki in accordance with nga kōrero tuku iho 2 2 Internal
SeService Industries recommended standard
29317 Describe the impact of early colonisation and its effects on te ao Māori, in accordance with Māori history 2 4 Internal
29318 Describe an initial landing and settlement of waka Māori in Aotearoa from Hawaiiki in accordance with nga kōrero tuku iho 2 3 Internal
SeService Industries recommended standard
29319 Describe the deeds and roles of selected atua Māori in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho 2 3 Internal
SeService Industries recommended standard
29320 Explain how the deeds and roles of selected atua Māori have influenced iwi 2 4 Internal
31505 Explain the use of karakia relevant to a kaupapa 1 3 Internal
31506 Explain the use of waiata relevant to a kaupapa 1 3 Internal
31507 Participate in the recitation of a karakia at a hui 1 3 Internal
31508 Participate in the pōwhiri process 1 2 Internal
31509 Participate in the performance of a waiata tautoko in a hui 1 3 Internal