He Rautaki Ako (Māmā)

Basic strategies for kaimahi supporting tauira with literacy difficulties

  • Level 5
  • 12 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Across our communities there are tutors, teachers, trainers and support staff dedicating their time to help others learn or improve their skills. 

Whether you’re in the classroom, out in the field of in the workplace, you’re likely to meet people struggling with literacy challenges. 

You can help improve the learning experience for your students (tauira) with our micro-credential programme.

This micro-credential is a great choice if you’re wanting to enhance your teaching practices, improve your awareness of literacy difficulties and enrich the learning experience of your students. 

When you complete this micro-credential, you'll get 20 credits in:

  • 4326: He Rautaki Ako (Māmā) - Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Level 5

You'll learn about:

  • the different types of literacy difficulties tauira face  
  • the underlying causes of these issues  
  • using a range of basic strategies to help you to support your tauira in class 

Delivery and workload:

This is a micro-credential is taught over 12 weeks and consists of 20 credits. Throughout the programme you’ll be required to attend: 

  • 2 x noho (25 hours per noho) 
  • 2 x 1-day wānanga (7 hours per wānanga) 
  • 12 x weekly online classes (1 hour per online class) 

In addition to these you’ll also need to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately: 

  • 10.3 hours per week 

You’ll need internet access and a digital device to enhance your learning experience.


Entry criteria:

To enrol in this programme, a potential tauira must: 

  • be at least 16 years of age 
  • be a New Zealand citizen (or citizen of Australia, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) or permanent resident 
  • reside in New Zealand 
  • attend an information session

Download factsheet


Potential pathway:

I want to keep studying

Become a qualified educator with one of our teaching programmes in Adult and Tertiary Teaching or move into Primary Teaching with our degree. You might want to consider branching out with our Postgraduate Diploma in Bicultural Professional Supervision. 

I want to use my qualification

You’ll be able to confidently put into practice your new skills and knowledge to support tauira to have better learning experiences.


Fee detail:

The 2022 fee for this programme is:  

$300 GST Inclusive

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