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Waka Ama Unit Standards

There are two unit standards for Waka Ama

Unit 30810 - Demonstrate and describe waka ama paddling and safety skills (15 credits)

Unit 30811 - Demonstrate capsize drills for waka ama (3 credits) 

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

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

Or contact 

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  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:

Unit Standard Resources

Skills Active and Waka Ama NZ are in the process of creating resources and assessments for these units. This information will be posted online shortly.

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

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 with any queries on pre-moderation or consent to assess.

Updated: Jul 4, 2022

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