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Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.
From 2023, UCOL and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.
This programme consists of 60 credits. The courses includes:
He Kaitiakitanga o ngā Kai Māori (15 Credits)
Develop understanding and apply traditional kaitiakitanga (guardianship) concepts in mahinga kai. Learn how to how to source, gather, harvest and prepare a range of kai Māori (food), both traditional and contemporary. You’ll also learn to use te Reo Māori to identify different kai Māori.
Whanaungatanga (15 Credits)
Learn to work collectively and collaboratively in a team environment to express whanaungatanga (kinship/a sense of family connection) in a marae setting.
Te Tikanga Haumaru (10 Credits)
This course covers health and safety, food safety, and personal hygiene requirements for the wharekai. You’ll learn how to identify food preparation hazards in the wharekai and use food safety techniques to ensure cleanliness of food production areas.
Te Mahi Wharekai (20 Credits)
Learn to plan an event and prepare, cook and serve basic dishes in the wharekai. In terms of event planning, this course covers pōwhiri/whakatau, menu, and manaakitanga (hospitality) of manuhiri (guests).