Waka Ama Unit Standards

There are two unit standards for Waka Ama.

Unit 30810

15 Credits

Demonstrate and describe waka ama paddling and safety skills

Unit 30811

3 Credits

Demonstrate capsize drills for waka ama

Consent to Assess

Toi Mai has developed a dedicated application form for the two Waka Ama unit standards 30810 and 30811 for schools/kura to use when applying for these unit standards.
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 admi[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 (Asessment & 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.