Waka Ama Unit Standards

Unit 30810

12 Credits*

Demonstrate and describe waka ama paddling and safety skills

*Please note: Unit 30810 has been reduced to 12 credits and now incorporates the requirements of Unit 30811, which will expire at the end of December 2025. NZQA will not endorse CTA for Unit 30811 due to it expiring.


Consent to Assess

Toi Mai has developed a dedicated application form for the Waka Ama unit standard 30810 for schools/kura to use when applying.
Click here for more information and the application form:

Toi Mai Info & Form

Please email the Toi Mai Moderation team if you have any pātai: [email protected] or you can call them on 04 909 0316.


Waka Ama NZ Endorsement

To apply for consent to assess you must provide copies of relevant Waka Ama qualifications/ certificates/Records of Achievement - please email [email protected] to request a copy of your record of achievement.

Assessors must have relevant waka ama experience or be a certified Waka Ama NZ Foundation Coach - more information about the foundation modules required can be found here: 

Puna Ako

Unit Standard Resources (Assessment & Assessor Guide)

Te Mahi Aho with the assistance of Waka Ama NZ has created an assessment resource and assessor guide.
Please note that these resources are only available to Kura (Schools).
Your school MUST hold Consent to Assess for all unit standards that you wish to assess in the ordered resources. Your school must be able to report the unit standard credits achieved by your students to NZQA.
You can find these resources via the link below. Click for Schools > Youth

Te Mahi Ako

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa holds resources for Unit 30810 - you can contact them here: 

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

All resources that are developed need to be pre-moderated and approved by Toi Mai WDC. Please see National external moderation - Toi Mai or contact [email protected] with any queries on pre-moderation or consent to assess.

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