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Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 4)

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 4)


Build on your Teo Reo Māori skills with UCOL's Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 4)

Students attending Te Reo class
Quick info

Level: 4

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Whanganui, UCOL Wairarapa.

Duration: 1 year, part-time

Palmerston North
Tue 6 - 9pm and five weekend wānanga marae.

Thu 6 - 9pm and five weekend wānanga marae.

Wed 5:30 - 9:30pm and six weekend wānanga marae

21 Feb 2022 - 25 Nov 2022

Domestic Fees: *
$0 Fee + Student services levy ($287.50)Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

UCOL's Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 4), New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Bilingual) ( Level 4) programme is designed to extend your knowledge of te reo to an advanced intermediate-level, including regional language variances. You'll develop a shared appreciation for and contribute to the development of te reo kia tika, kia rere and kia Māori.

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to communicate in te reo with fluency and increasing flexibility in everyday whānau, marae, social/community, workplace and/or academic contexts; and in broader aspects of te ao Māori.

?Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 4), New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Bilingual) ( Level 4) programme can further specialise in Te Reo with Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Rumaki) Te Kaupae 5 New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo (Immersion) (Level 5).

Extending your Te Reo skills will help you understand and appreciate the significance of Te Reo in your workplace. The ability to listen, speak, and write Te Reo is a valuable skill that many employers seek and could open various employment opportunities in the public and private sectors.

?Course Information

This programme consists 60 credits. The courses includes;

Te Kukunetanga - Whakarāpopoto Me Te Whakaatu Pārongo Summarising and Presenting Information (15 Credits)

Students will understand advanced intermediate level te reo Māori vocabulary and grammatical structures to summarise and present familiar information.

Te Kukunetanga - Te Arotake Me Te Whakautu Huatau Evaluating and Responding to Ideas (15 Credits)
Students will gain the ability to evaluate and respond to ideas as well as account for and sustain a point of view in advanced intermediate level te reo Māori for familiar and some unfamiliar iwi contexts.

Te Kukunetanga - Reo Mō Ngā Whāinga ā Ringa Te Reo Māori for Practical Purposes (15 Credits)
Students will learn advanced intermediate level te reo Māori for practical purposes, on familiar and unfamiliar topics in workplace or academic contexts.

Te Kukunetanga - Te Kōtui Me Te Kukunetanga – Te Kōtui Me Te Arotake Tohenga Synthesising and Evaluating Arguments (15 Credits)
Students wil gain the ability to synthesis and evaluate in advanced intermediate level te reo Māori in specified contexts and some unfamiliar settings.

?Learning Facilities

All students have access to the full range of UCOL’s on-site facilities such as the library, Learning Hubs, study areas and computer labs.

?Domestic Entry Requirements

Te Reo Rangatira at NCEA Level 2,


Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 3) or equivalent,


Aromatawai ā-waha, kanohi ki te kanohi with programme lecturer and/or Programme Leader.


For more information about NCEA Credits see?UCOL's NCEA explained page.

?International Entry Requirements

The minimum English language requirement for international students is IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) General or Academic Level 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0. IELTS scores must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre

In addition to this, international applications under the age of 20 must have NCEA equivalency.

?Advice & Guidance

This programme is intended for learners who have an intermediate level of understanding and ability in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga.

Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the UCOL Academic Statute and other relevant policies and procedures.

Application checklist
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:

  • National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
  • Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
  • Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.

Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email (not via the online application form).


The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.