Advanced Certificate in Manaaki Hauora

Nau te raurau         With your input
Naku te raurau       And my input
Ka ki te kete            The basket will be full.

Manaaki Hauora Ministry Overview     

Manaaki Hauora Accreditation

2017 Manaaki Hauora Flyer (PDF 501KB)
2017 Manaaki Hauora Enrolment Form (PDF 206KB)

2017 Manaaki Hauora Online enrolment

2017 Calendar
(Many may arrive on the Monday, 
however the course actually starts 10am on the Tuesday)

Module One:     Tuesday 21-24 March 2017
Module Two:     Tuesday 23-26 May 2017
Module Three:  Tuesday 18-21 July 2017
Module Four:    Tuesday 19-22 September 

This is a distinctly Māori cultural reflection on chaplaincy practice. 

Chaplaincy praxis and theory
both form the matrix and connection point
for leading with a kind heart and a conscious mind
in caring for the wellbeing and wairua of all people.

Though the kaupapa of the course is definitely Māori,
this can extend as a culturally enhanced experience
for anyone working in many different healthcare situations,
whilst being distinctly and purposefully focussed
on hospital chaplaincy specifically.

The full cost of this course (accommodation, tuition, food and registration)
is covered by St John’s College Trust Board funding,
therefore there is no course cost to the participants.
Personal supervision is also included in the course funding.

The only cost to participants is travel to and from Christchurch.

Course content

  1. Four modules of the teaching programme
  2. Written reflections and supervision
  3. Hospital visiting hours supervised and signed off by an accredited ICHC Maori Chaplain
  4. Celebration Hakari and graduation

Achievement acknowledgement

  1. Attendance Certificate/ Tohu – This reflects attendance of the taught elements of the course only
  2. Competency in Applied Theory of Manaaki Hauora - for those who complete the taught elements of the course
    and submit the reflections diary with supervisors supporting report.
  3. Advanced Certificate in Manaaki Hauora – When you complete the course, assessments, reflections, supervision and hospital visiting elements
  4. Upon financial membership of the Maori Chaplaincy Association (name to be confirmed) the Accredited Professional Practice in Manaaki Hauora can be sought from that professional body.


Advanced Certificate in Manaaki Hauora





Introduction  to Hospital Chaplaincy

Ko Au – Ko Koe 

Ko Koutou–Ko Tatou

Ko Ratou – Ko Tatou

To introduce students to the Pastoral Ministry of Hospital Chaplaincy within the context of Karaitianatanga and Tikanga Māori.
To give these students a basic understanding of how important it is to utilise the tikanga of the whānau they minister to in order to bring about genuine whānau well-being.

To understand how the context in which you were raised influences who you are so that in turn you can understand how another person’s world has influenced their circumstances.

To understand the role and responsibilities of a Hospital Chaplain when engaging with whānau whanaui and the need for supervision


To understand the importance of internal, external, formal and informal networks as a source of support to chaplains during their mahi with whānau.