Te Rito

Current Users & Testimonials

“Te Rito continues to be one of our most popular courses – in fact it is becoming a useful extension to our customer service and leadership programmes. Congratulations on producing such a valuable product.”

Licensee Feedback

The Te Rito E-Learning Bicultural Competency Modules were released in April 2015 and updated in 2018. To date, the modules are licensed to be used in the Ministry of Health, Oranga Tamariki, The Treasury, the Tertiary Education Commission including Careers NZ, Early Start, the Ministry of Justice, Transpower New Zealand, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (the Correspondence School of New Zealand), the New Zealand Transport Agency, ACC, Wellington City Council, Barnardos, EQC and the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand. Here are some examples of the feedback we have received recently from users about the modules:

“I loved the imagery, elements and explanations. Not overly aggressive in the text style but also not holding back either. I love that. Confronting without being confrontational. Perfect.”

Learner

“Absolutely brilliant training course, one of the best I have had the pleasure to be involved with. A very courageous and effective approach, celebrating differences, highlighting the facts and reasons for these differences, and acknowledging the areas where people feel comfortable, and uncomfortable, about Te Ao Māori. Ka rawe! My gratitude goes to the course writers, and also to my employer for the opportunity to participate in this course, and I feel encouraged that it will make a difference to the way we approach our mahi from now on.”

Licensee Feedback

ACC

“I loved how interactive the modules were – opportunities to pause and practice my pronunciation, quizzes to test my learning. I really enjoyed how it covered a wide range of topics, both historical and current. They were interesting, eye-opening, confronting and really valuable learning opportunities. I found the modules really easy to navigate. Thank you very much!!”

Learner

The Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (OTBNZ)

“Love the kōrero about pōwhiri and mihi whakatau – this is a hot and current topic that people struggle with. I really also like the way that putting together your own kawa is suggested, and the reinforcement that the purpose is to involve and value everyone, as well as the gentle but clear point about cultural appropriation… I like these modules a lot.”

Learner

“What I found best was being able to listen to words ..and practicing them. The more you listen to the way words are said and the flow of the language the less scared I am of mucking something up. I am now introducing myself and saying goodbye after treatment to my Māori patients with confidence (and sometimes a smile from my patients). What has happened is that because I am trying, we are talking more during treatments…I am learning more about the local culture but also I have found that the patients are more willing to do the home programs/treatments plan…guess it is all about trust and building relationships..thanks :)”

Learner

The Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (OTBNZ)

“The “Information Needs” page and the following value-based and communication preferences and communications channels is fabulous, actually the best of its sort that I have seen. You guys being communications professionals probably take this stuff for granted but believe me, many of my clients will find this really helpful – well done!”

Training Provider

“I have learned loads more about Te Tiriti in the last week than I have ever in my entire existence.”

Learner

New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)

“It felt like the courses cover everything I could reasonably be expected to know. It’s relevant to the modern and professional world.”

Learner

New Zealand Treasury

“I found the modules really engaging and easy to use. The instruction in pronunciation was particularly helpful for me as were the protocols for marae visits. I also feel my NZ history is more rounded now. As an OT student I think the modules were enormously helpful and I am looking forward to being able to use some of my new learning to help build relationships with my future Māori clients and their whānau.”

Learner

The Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (OTBNZ)

Since 2003, the original Te Rito has been or is still being licensed by the following organisations:
  • The Dunedin College of Education
  • The EEO Trust
  • Barnardos New Zealand
  • Early Start
  • The Ministry of Justice
  • Department of Courts (now merged with Justice)
  • Department of Corrections
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Ministry of Health
  • ACC
  • Television New Zealand
  • Treasury
  • The Health Sponsorship Council (now HPA)
  • Ministry of Fisheries
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Audit New Zealand
  • Creative New Zealand
  • Ministry of Culture and Heritage
  • Department of Child, Youth & Family
  • Department of Labour (now MBIE)
  • Land Information New Zealand
  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Ministry of Defence (short term training license)
  • Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu New Zealand Correspondence School
  • Statistics New Zealand

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