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These resources were reviewed and updated in March 2016 to support the interpretation of the Te Ara Tauira Whakairo unit standards and to show how Merit and Excellence grades in these unit standards can be meaningfully assessed.

These materials are intended as a guide only and it is expected that assessors or tutors will adapt them and develop assessments that are relevant to the context that their assessment occurs in.

NZQA would like to acknowledge the efforts of all those whose work and experience have yielded this practical resource.

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Te Ara Tauira Whakairo

Level 1

Demonstrate knowledge of carving
23005  Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 931KB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 2MB)
Demonstrate knowledge of how a carver shows meaning in their carvings
23006 Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 957KB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 1.7MB)
Demonstrate knowledge of carving designs and their meaning
23007 Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 1.8MB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 1.6MB)
Describe carved images, objects, and their uses
23008 Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 930KB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 2MB)

Level 2

Identify and apply Māori art conventions, design elements and principles to explore whakairo
23009 Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 872KB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 3.6MB)
Generate, develop and refine visual ideas in whakairo
23010 Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 1.1MB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 1.6MB)
Demonstrate knowledge of whakairo production for meaning, intention, function and an artist's methodologies
23011 Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 873KB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 2.7MB)
Demonstrate knowledge of function and significance to explore the value of whakairo
23012 Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 868KB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 3.1MB)

Level 3

Apply Māori art conventions, designs and practices to develop whakairo
23013 Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 871KB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 2MB)
Develop ideas to create whakairo
23014 Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 1.1MB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 3MB)
Examine meaning in particular whakairo situations
23015 Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 872KB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 2MB)
Examine and interpret change in particular whakairo situations
 23016 Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 869KB)
Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 3.1MB)

Te Whakaruruhau booklet: Whakairo

web 80w whakairo pouThis booklet is a collection of ideas and philosophies discussed at a Whakairo hui attended by tutors and tohunga of Whakairo held at Otawhao marae in Te Awamutu, May 1999. It has been edited to contain material that whakairo tutors may find useful and has been made available as a resource for tutors.


To download the booklet, please click on the title Te Whakaruruhau Booklet: Whakairo. (PDF, 1.2MB)

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For the most up to date unit standards available in subfield Whakairo, please check the NZQA website.

For further information, contact Māori Qualifications Services.

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