Mātauranga Māori Qualifications and Assessment Standards

Field Māori gives national recognition to mātauranga Māori. It is one of the classification fields for the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS) that caters specifically to Māori knowledge, pedagogy, and skills, and enables the portability of Māori skills and knowledge within the national education system.

This image depicts Field Māori. The disciplines, or subfields, within Field Māori are represented by pou (pillars) in the wharenui (meeting house) where knowledge is nurtured. The four cornerstones are Reo Māori (the Māori language), Tikanga (Māori traditions and customs), Ngā mahi a Te Whare Pora (traditional weaving), and Whakairo (traditional carving). See a full sized version.

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Māori Qualifications Services works collaboratively with Whakaruruhau and other stakeholders to develop mātauranga Māori qualifications, and standards in Field Māori.  MQS also develops assessment support materials for tutors and promotes the uptake of Mātauranga Māori qualifications.

Mātauranga Māori certificates and diplomas

Mātauranga Māori qualifications have been developed from a Māori perspective in consultation with whānau, hapū, and iwi; and with the guidance and expertise of Māori Governance and Working Groups.

Mātauranga Māori qualifications are evaluated with the Te Hono o Te Kahurangi evaluation tools.

National Certificates and Diplomas

Note: all these qualifications are being replaced by the newly developed Mātauranga Māori qualifications.

The following qualifications are currently listed in Field Māori:

QualificationReview StatusLast date to meet requirements
Governance of Māori Authorities L3 Reviewed 31 December 2018
Hauora (Māori Health) L4, L6 Reviewed 31 December 2019
Māori Business and Management L4, L5 Reviewed 31 December 2018
Māori Environmental Management L5 Reviewed 31 December 2016
Māori Environmental Practices L4 Reviewed 31 December 2016
Māori Management - Generic L3 Under review  
Māori Performing Arts L4 Under review  
Māori Performing Arts L6 Under review  
Marae Catering L2 Reviewed 31 December 2018
Ngā Mahi a te Whare Pora L2, L4 Under review  
Ngā Mahi a te Whare Pora L5, L6 Under review  
Reo Māori L4 Reviewed 31 December 2018
Reo Māori L5, L6 Reviewed 31 December 2018
Reo Māori Media L3, L4 Under review  
Reo Māori Media L5 Under review  
Te Mātauranga Māori me te Whakangungu L4, L5 Reviewed 31 December 2018
Te Ngutu Awa L4 Reviewed 31 December 2018
Te Waharoa L2 Reviewed 31 December 2018
Tourism Māori L3, L4 Reviewed 31 December 2018
Tourism Māori L5 Reviewed 31 December 2019
Wāhi Tapu L4 Reviewed 31 December 2016
Whakairo (Tuturu) L4 Under review  
Whakairo L5, L6 Under review  
Whakamahi Whenua (Mahinga Māra Kai) L3 Reviewed 31 December 2016

Unit standards

Field Māori unit standards are developed, reviewed and maintained by external panels in partnership with standard setting bodies. NZQA's Māori Qualifications Services team works with Whakaruruhau to set national Māori standards.

Māori Qualifications Services helps facilitate the development of these standards, provides assessment resources for tutors, and promotes the uptake of mātauranga Māori qualifications.

Further information

For more information on mandatory reviews see:

About mandatory qualification reviews

Contact

For the information, please email Māori Qualifications Services.

 
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