Te Hauhake I Te Mana – NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills, Level 1

Te Hauhake I Te Mana


This exciting new activity led training programme is training with a DIFFERENCE. If you find it challenging studying within a classroom environment then this programme is for you!! Learning through a wide range of activities you will gain skills and a qualification while enjoying yourself and learning outside of a normal classroom environment using our communities, whenua (land) and moana (sea) as our classroom. This course is ideal for you if you want to have fun, learn new skills, and make new friends while you study!!

In Auckland at our Manukau Campus this programme is offered with a sports and recreation focus, including exciting activities such as surfing, mau rakau, indoor climbing, frisbee golf and more!!


Te Hauhake i te Mana creates an environment to guide rangatahi (youth) and adults through activities and experiences to evolve and nurture the Mana that is inherent within us all.

Te Hauhake i te Mana will improve your self-esteem and confidence (whakamana) and help you to discover a pathway in life, whether that be work, study or connecting to serve (manaakitanga) your whānau, marae or community.

Learners often venture outside of a normal classroom environment to connect with our communities and in doing so strengthen and harness their ability to communicate, participate and succeed (whakawhanaungatanga).


As part of this course, students are involved in a variety of projects, which could include working and helping with community projects, and other outdoor activities.


This programme aligns with the NZ Employability Skills Framework which identifies the soft skills and capabilities desired by New Zealand Employers: Positive attitude, communication, teamwork, self-management, willingness to learn, thinking skills and resilience. These seven capabilities underpin the learning outcomes for this foundation skills programme.

The programme leads to nationally recognised NZQA Qualification: New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1).

NZQA Accredited
Workforce Development is an Established Training Provider (25 years)


To apply for these courses you must be a New Zealand Citizen or permanent resident. You must be over 16 years old (or 15 with an MOE exemption). Ready to apply?

“My time at Workforce Development has been so great, I have achieved a lot in the past year that I’ve been here!”

Kaylah is studying as part of the Youth Guarantee programme in Hawke’s Bay. She enjoys her time on the course and feels a great sense of achievement from what she has learned so far. When she started at Workforce Development, she had no credits or qualifications. Kaylah has now almost completed all her credits to pass Level 1 and 2. Recently she had success catching a large fish, which the class cooked up for lunch and has successfully gained a part time work position at a local second hand store. Interview skills, letter writing and writing a CV are all skills she has gained during her study. She finds the tutors to be really friendly and supportive and recommends Workforce Development for other young people wanting to get ahead.