West Coast Trades Academy

Manaaki Tāpoi Cultural Tourism Level 2

People travel from all around the world to learn more about the Māori culture of New Zealand. Stand tall and be proud of your whakapapa.

Take a journey with Whenua Iti Outdoors through the cultural history of Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui (the Top of the South) and Tai Poutini (West Coast). Learn from expert tutors and kaumatua, visit and stay on marae across the regions, and interact with local Māori business leaders.

Learning will focus on key elements of Maori culture and how they are interpreted in cultural tourism experiences. Students will gain an appreciation for the high regard that Maori culture is held in by overseas visitors and will have opportunity to interact with these visitors. You will learn the importance of strong connections to cultural heritage and the value these can bring to a wide range of career paths.

Each block, will involve a series of interactive experiential workshops delivered by subject experts from around the Nelson and West Coast region. Manaaki Tāpoi will appeal to students who are interested in careers such as tourism, hospitality, teaching, or setting up their own business. The programme is also suitable for students who wish to develop their knowledge about Maori traditions and stories.

Key details

Credits:20 to 24
Duration:This is a 1 year programme
Timetable:4 Residential block courses
Starts:February 2020
Ends:November 2020
ProviderWhenua Iti Outdoors

What you learn:

Employment Options:

Further Study Options:

  • Check out the 2020 Programme PDF Guide here!
  • Talk to your school Trades Academy co-ordinator or careers advisor

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