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Next intake – August 2024

Tikanga module

Whakamana Programme

Whakamana Programme will provide a FREE 4-week training programme that can empower students with confidence, clarity, and purpose.

Upon completion of the programme, every graduate will receive a Certificate in Workplace Preparation and Intercultural Studies, and will be supported into on-the-job training, employment, and next steps.



  • Career development - CV, Cover Letter, Job search & Interview Training

  • Strengths Finder

  • Key life skills - budgeting, insurance, housing and time management

  • The hiring process - Interviews, Health & Safety, Contracts, Employment


  • Tikanga Maori experience

  • Diversity & Intercultural Awareness

  • Mental Wellness toolkit

  • Leaderfit

  • Nutrition & Health




If you are interested and want to know more about the programme, email Kahukura at and she will answer any of your questions or help you take your next step towards becoming a student in 2024.

Whakamana students


I am not a New Zealand resident or citizen, can I do the programme?

Yes, you are welcome to apply.

Can I work part-time and do the programme?​

Yes, you can. The programme is from Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm for 4 weeks only.

How much is the cost for the programme?​

The programme is FREE for non-residents, residents and citizens.

Our Team

Kahukura Wairua

Programme Principal

Jhodi Abellanosa

Programme Assistant

Do you have more questions?

07 595 0309

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