Manaaki Tāpoi Extension (Level 3)

The Manaaki Tāpoi Extension programme will strengthen participant’s understanding both of the uniqueness of Māori culture as well as the interconnectedness of Te Ao Māori. 

The Manaaki Tāpoi Extension course aims to build on skills and knowledge developed on the Level 2 and Level 3 courses.

Entry Requirements

Students need to have completed the Manaaki Tapoi Advanced – Level 3 course or be able to demonstrate the following with a school recommendation:

  • Be able to present their own pepeha 
  • Have a sound knowledge of whanaungatanga  
  • Have a sound knowledge or kaitaikitanga 
  • Be able to recite at least one karakia from memory 
  • Be able to recite at least one waiata from memory 

Learning Objectives

Students will have the opportunity to achieve academic learning objectives thatcontribute to their National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) and develop crucial personal and social development skills.

Personal and Social Development Objectives:

Personal and social skills are transferable to any chosen career pathway and are considered essential skills by employers.

  • Increasing willingness to learn 
  • Understanding and assuming personal responsibility 
  • Developing belief in self and increasing confidence 
  • Developing a positive attitude 
  • Recognising and developing potential 
  • Developing resilience skills (coping with challenge and change) 
  • Developing positive communication skills     

Course Outline & Assessments:

Course outline including academic learning objectives – Manaaki Tāpoi Extension Level 3

For course specific assessments talk to your school Trades Academy coordinator or email [email protected]

Use links below to explore related courses and pathway options:

To view all Whenua Iti Outdoors Trades Academy programmes and a pathway diagram go to Further Resources below.

Inā kei te mohio koe ko wai koe, I anga mai koe i hea. Tēnā ka mohio koe, kei te anga aku koe ki hea. If you know who you are and where you are from, then you will know where you are going.

Further resources

| Secondary School Programmes | Download our full programme brochure

| Trades Academy Programmes | Whenua Iti Outdoors (WIO) Trades Academy options

| Programme Pathways Diagram| WIO Trades Academy programme pathways

| Cultural Tourism | link to Careers NZ Tertiary Training and Career information

Key Components:

  • Cultural
  • Tourism
  • Trades

Open to:

Year 12 - 13 Students

NCEA Level:
15 credits at Level 3


Four one-week blocks (Monday-Thursday)


Residential block course (includes overnights)


Tasman / Nelson / Marlborough / Golden Bay / West Coast


Zero cost to students. Funded by the Ministry of Education.



Intake One: 4 Weeks across Term 1 or 2 – Dates to be confirmed.


Dates may be subject to change.
Some academic objectives may change to align with assessment changes.


  • NCEA


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