Future Ready: Kaitiakitanga


This Kaitiakitanga course looks at sustainability for your Pacific people. Fully funded by MBIE and delivered in partnership with Tātaki Auckland Unlimited’s Project Ikuna programme.Tātaki Auckland Unlimited logo

A way to look at sustainability from a uniquely Pacific perspective.


Project Ikuna is funded by MBIE in partnership with Tātaki Auckland Unlimited


In the workplace

NZQA qualification


Best for

Foundation level learners who identify as Pasifika


16-18 hours delivered to your schedule


Graduates from this programme will be able to:

  • Identify company values around sustainability and kaitiakitanga
  • Reflect on concepts of resource and waste and create a definition of sustainability
  • Identify ways to personally impact environmental sustainability
  • Apply the LEAN thinking model of ‘8 Wastes’ to their own workplace
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and sustainability within their workplace
  • Apply sustainable thinking to their skills, career pathway and future – fostering a sense of personal agency
  • Develop a growth mindset to aid their learning approach
  • Set long-term goals for themselves and their family
  • Research a career pathway
  • Complete an online learning module


Participants gain an Otago Polytechnic Micro credential to recognise their learning.


The way in which we deliver this programme for your organisation is flexible depending on your needs.  Groups of 6-10 learners are ideal to work through a 16-18 hour programme together.

It can be delivered in weekly blocks of 2 hours or a more intensive programme such as 4 hour blocks, as you prefer. Training delivery is on-site at your organisation and we are able to deliver this programme throughout the Greater Auckland area.

Talk to our team for more details

Contact Tafā Iakopo at Upskills on +64 22 067 1770 to find out more, or visit Tātaki Auckland Unlimited to register for our Future Ready Kaitiakitanga course now.