West Coast Trades Academy

Manaaki Tāpoi

Manaaki Tāpoi explores and celebrates the importance of Cultural Tourism within NZ and builds a deeper understanding of Te Āo Māori.

Take a journey through the cultural history of Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui (the Top of the South). Learn from expert tutors and kaumatua, visit and stay on marae across the region and interact with Māori business leaders of the region. This programme is designed to be experiential and active whilst embedding and reinforcing pride in Aotearoa’s cultural heritage. You will learn the importance of strong connections to Te Ao Māori and the value these connections can bring to a wide range of career paths.

Manaaki Tāpoi (Introduction) at Level 2 focuses on whanaungatanga, kaitiakitanga, serving of kai and te reo greetings and farewells used in tourism. On completion of Manaaki Tāpoi (Introduction), students can pathway onto the Manaaki Tāpoi (Advanced) programme at Level 3. This course focuses on kaitiaki practices in Māori Tourism and the history of natural attractions and signifcant sites in our region. This is a unique programme option within New Zealand.

Key details

Credits:Level 2: 19 at Level 2 and 3
Level 3: 19 at Level 3
Duration:This is a 2 year programme
Timetable:4 x four day block courses (includes overnight)
Starts:Starts Term 1/2. Dates TBC
ProviderWhenua Iti Outdoors in Tasman/Nelson

What you will learn:

Level 2

Level 3

Employment Options:

Further Study Options:

  • Check out the 2024 Programme PDF Guide here!
  • Talk to your school Trades Academy co-ordinator or careers advisor

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