Our qualifications comprise 4 modules of learning and span either 6 or 12 months. Upfront teaching occurs during weekend wananga which are held once a month. Tutorial support is provided 2 days a week and assessments may be completed during noho wananga, during tutorial support sessions or through the self-directed learning component of the programmes.
We recognise that many people often have years of experience in the work they do. For this we are able to recognise your prior experience or your current competencies. This means your study hours may be significantly reduced. More information regarding this option is available upon request.View our prospectus
This qualification is for people who want to: develop some understanding culture concepts associated within a context where tikanga are practiced as an expression of mana ao turoa.
To gain skills and knowledge for employment in marae-based services and/or the hospitality industry
Provides a basic understanding of tikanga within a specialist field founded on a Māori world view
For those who are already working, or who are seeking to work, under broad guidance in the area of kaupapa Māori Public Health
For people who intend to develop a career supporting people, family and/or whānau, and the healthcare team in primary care
For those wanting a career supporting the health and wellbeing of people, family and/or whānau and the wider community
Common generic public health and health promotion competencies
The Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion that is delivered by Ringa Atawhai is a brilliant tohu to attain in any health sector journey. It has provided me with an academic confirmation of the different challenges that are presently being experienced by not only Maori, but all peoples in New Zealand. The delivery of the programme in a kaupapa Maori space was effective for me as it sustained my personal tikanga journey and connected mainstream learnings in a Maori environment.
My favourite thing about Ringa Atawhai was the importance placed on Whanaungatanga, like when the Board members, staff and the past students came to support our first day powhiri. The tutors really helped me make sense of the formal academic course material, especially by using group discussions and fun activities that connected me with my classmates. I found the block courses a great way to get the assignments done and our public health event was an absolutely amazing, creative, fun and positive way to turn all our learning into action. I definitely feel more empowered to engage with public health issues and confident to follow the Te Pae Mahutonga model as a best practice approach.
The learning environment suited my learning style.
Now my job makes sense.
We need more of this. I didn't want the programme to end.
I didn't know what I didn't know until now
Manaakitanga in action
Awesome course, best I have ever been too!