Te Aka Pūtaiao

Te Aka Pūtaiao (Kaupae 5)

The level 5 certificate in environmental studies provides students with a broad range of skills and knowledge to examine traditional and contemporary models of science relating to the environment. 

The programme aims to:

  • provide opportunities for tauira to gain further knowledge of their own geographical location and significant landmarks within their whānau, hapū or iwi boundaries;
  • retain knowledge of Mātauranga Māori practices, processes and solutions within an environmental context;
  • retain knowledge of Mātauranga Māori that is intrinsic within karakia, waiata, whakataukī/whakatauakī, purākau, pakiwaitara etc;
  • acquire knowledge about contemporary and scientific practices, processes and solutions within an environmental context;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of environmental legislation to inform whānau, hapū and iwi;
  • support whānau, hapū and iwi with their environmental aspirations;
  • develop graduates who can support their whānau, hapū and iwi in finding appropriate solutions to environmental issues or concerns;
  • create more Māori graduates who have skills and knowledge in science;
  • promote the development and validity of Māori values, principles and mātauranga Māori in the field of environment;
  • create graduates that are equipped with knowledge and skills such as research, self-management, critical thinking and good work ethic in order to be successful in higher tertiary study or gain employment in the environment industry.

 

Visit the Careers NZ website for more information on this qualification.

Start Date
Dates
30 Sep to 17 Feb 2019, 10 Feb to 28 Jun 2020, 13 Jul to 29 Nov 2020
Duration
Duration
20 weeks
Commitment
Commitment
Classes 2 nights per week (5:30 to 8:30 pm), 4 weekend noho, 2 hours tutorials per week plus 17 hours self-directed learning
Applications Close
Applications close
1 Feb 2020 (first semester) and 1 Jul 2020 (second semester)
Campus Location
Locations
Whakatāne and Whangaroa
Requirements
Requirements
View link below
Pathway
Pathway to
View link below
Fees
Fees
Fees free

PUT101 Kōwae Ako 1: Whanaungatanga – Effective Relationships through Communication

Course type:  Core

  • Description:  Tauira will be able to develop effective communication skills and use a range of strategies to establish, maintain and manage relationships and reciprocal responsibilities.

PUT102 Kōwae Ako 2: Kaitiakitanga – Traditional and Contemporary Kaitiaki Roles

Course type:  Core

  • Description:  Tauira will be able to develop strategies to protect and manage the local environment in accordance with Mātauranga Māori and Mātauranga Taiao knowledge. Tauira will demonstrate how resources can be protected, managed and sustained utilising legislation to support the aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi. 

PUT103 Kōwae Ako 3: Pūkengatanga – Traditional and Contemporary Practices and Solutions

Course type:  Core

  • Description:  Tauira will be able to apply Mātauranga Māori, Mātauranga Taiao and contemporary theories, management and practices to provide solutions and processes to local environment concerns and issues.

PUT104  Kōwae Ako 4: Rangatiratanga – Environmental Aspirations and Needs of whānau, hapū and iwi

Course type:  Core

Description:  Tauira will be able to exercise and examine their own rights regarding current and future environment aspirations and needs of whānau, hapū and iwi. Tauira will also develop a future based environmental framework using both Mātauranga Māori and Science theories that align with whānau, hapū and iwi aspirations.

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