Graduates of Te Aka Taiao can pathway to:

Internal pathways

  • Bachelor of Humanities (Level 7)

External pathways

  • Rūmakihia te Taiao (Kaupae 6) New Zealand Diploma in Māori Environment Management (Kaupae 6)
  • Further study at higher levels in the fields of conservation, environmental management, resource management and iwi environmental management.

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates of this qualification may contribute and participate in a range of Māori and general environmental/resource management roles which may include:
  • Hapū, Iwi, Hāpori Environment Liaison/Advisor
  • Hapū, Iwi, Hāpori Environment Monitor
  • Environmental Monitoring Officer
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental Policy Advisor/Writer
  • Environmental Field Technician
  • Environmental Consultant/Contractor
  • Environmental Researcher
  • Iwi Officer
  • Ranger
  • Field Researcher
  • Local and District Council positions
  • This qualification may also provide pathways for graduates to enhance the capacity and capability of
    their whanau, hapū and iwi communities within Māori based environmental settings.
Graduates may also contribute to community and participate in cultural roles as:
  • Advisors and knowledge holders for whanau, hapū and iwi pertaining to the local environment including the concepts, philosophies, kawa/ tikanga, pūrakau, kōrero whakatauakī and aspirations of tangata whenua.
  • Whānau, hapū and iwi liaison/advisory environmental roles for local government, environmental, conservation, and community organisations.



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