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Bridging to Teaching

Ako ki te Wānanga

Bridging to Teaching

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This certificate programme will benefit students who have a passion for education. In this entry-level programme students will gain the skills and qualifications needed to pathway to teaching. The programme seeks to develop students’ understanding of community, culture and communication.

Students who are considering this programme will benefit from a supportive learning environment that will reinforce their confidence. Topics delivered include: introduction to te reo, basic computer studies and teaching.

Ako ki te Wānanga – Bridging to Teaching aims to create a solid foundation for future study.

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20 Weeks
Tāmaki Makaurau
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N.B. For more information regarding fees, please see our fees page.


Entry is open to applicants who meet the following requirements:

Minimum Age: 
16 years
Additional Qualifications:
  • School leavers must produce their academic record. However, entry to the programme is at the discretion of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and is based on a number of criteria of which academic record is contributory only;
  • Applicants must show a willingness to learn;
  • Applicants will be required to undertake an interview;
  • All applicants will undergo a criminal convictions vetting process;
  • Applicants must agree to abide by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi regulations and to complete all documentation related to safety and health, research and other programme-related issues;
  • Applicants must have an interest in education.
Further Study:

Tertiary study at Undergraduate level:

  • Te Tohu Paetahi Ako: Bachelor of Education (Teaching).
Career Opportunities:
Entry Level in the Workforce in the General Areas of Education, Kaiāwhina in Kōhanga Reo, Kaiāwhina in Mainstream Schools, Kaiāwhina in Wharekura, Library Assistant, Teacher Aide
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