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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 (JPG, 386KB).
Field Māori qualifications are evaluated with the Mātauranga Māori Evaluative Quality Assurance tools (Te Hono o Te Kahurangi (PDF, 907KB)), to ensure they meet the needs of whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori communities.
There are more than 30 Field Māori qualifications currently listed on the NZQF and 600 standards listed on the DAS.
Mātauranga Māori certificates and diplomas
New suites of Mātauranga Māori qualifications have been developed as a result of the mandatory qualification reviews. These qualifications are predicated on a Māori World view and have been developed in consultation with whānau, hapū, and iwi; and with the guidance and expertise of Governance and Working Groups.
Information about the new mātauranga Māori qualifications is available in the pamphlets below.
For more information on mandatory reviews see:
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.
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:
|Qualification||Review Status||Last date to meet requirements|
|Governance of Māori Authorities L3||Reviewed||31 December 2018|
|Hauora (Māori Health) L4, L6||Under review|
|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 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||Under review|
|Reo Māori L5, L6||Under review|
|Reo Māori Media L3, L4||Under review|
|Reo Māori Media L5||Under review|
|Te Mātauranga Māori me te Whakangungu L4, L5||Under review|
|Te Ngutu Awa L4||Under review|
|Te Waharoa L2||Under review|
|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|