• Haere mai, welcome

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    Haere mai and welcome to the online learning resource developed by Careerforce for this unit standard (US). US 16843 Demonstrate knowledge of the meaning of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in youth work (version 4) is part of the National Certificate in Youth Work (Youth Leadership) (Level 3). The course page is open and available for all youth workers and youth organisations to access and use. You will need to be enrolled with Careerforce as a trainee to complete the assessment and gain credit for this unit standard.

    Begin by looking around the course page to become familiar with its layout and see what resources are available. Work through each topic with your employer, follow the links and complete the learning activities. They are designed to support your learning and prepare you for the assessment tasks.

    • About this unit standard

    • Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Our founding document

      Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) is New Zealand's founding document and was first signed in 1840. Te Tiriti establishes an equal partnership between the government (Crown) and the first peoples (Māori). It requires that the Crown and Māori act reasonably towards each other and in good faith.

    • Intentions

      There are many reasons why Te Tiriti o Waitangi was developed and signed. There are also some differences between the Māori and English versions of the text, which has caused confusion and debate over the years. However, it is generally agreed that the intentions of Te Tiriti are what makes it a living document that has relevance today.

    • Relevance to youth work

      As our country's founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi is as relevant today as when it was first signed in 1840. It guides relationships across all professions and its intentions of equal partnership and mutual respect are particularly relevant to youth work.

    • Assessment

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      Congratulations on completing the learning for this unit standard! Check your understanding of the content by responding to the following statements.

      I can:

      • reflect on what I knew before and have learnt about Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

      • describe Māori and Crown intentions in signing Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

      • identify and explain the differences in meaning between the Māori and English versions of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

      • outline the relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi for youth work.

      If you have responded yes to all of these statements, you are now ready to complete the assessment for US 16843 Demonstrate knowledge of the meaning of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in youth work.

      You can download the assessment from the Careerforce shop http://shop.careerforce.org.nz/

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