• Haere mai, welcome

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    Haere mai and welcome to the online learning resource developed by Careerforce for this topic. US 28543 Describe culturally safe Māori operating principles and values and their application in a health or wellbeing setting (version 1) is part of the Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3). The course page is open and available for all youth leaders 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 section 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.

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    Important note for trainees

    Trainees must complete either US 28543 or  US 23093 to meet the requirements of the Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3) programme.

  • About this topic

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    Understanding Māori values and how they relate to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi will help you carry our youth development work that is culturally safe.

    Throughout this topic, you'll get to know two youth leaders, Codie and Jenna. They'll share examples of how they apply the Māori operating principles and values to their youth work practice.

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  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi

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

  • Culturally safe operating principles

    There are three main principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi that are relevant to the youth work sector:

    These 3Ps are the tools that help give us a better understanding of Te Tiriti and how it can be used as a framework for working effectively with young people in a way that is inclusive and culturally safe.

  • Māori values

    Māori values are ideas, resources, places, areas or things that are important to and valued by Māori. They guide tikanga Māori and are the foundations for building relationships and working together.

  • Assessment

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

    I can:

    • identify each part of the Treaty of Waitangi document.

    • explain how each part of the Treaty document relates to culturally safe Māori operating principles.

    • describe how the culturally safe Māori operating principles relate to my organisation's functions, policies and procedures.

    • describe Māori values and how they apply to my youth work.

    • explain the relationship between Māori values, culturally safe operating principles and the Treaty of Waitangi.

    • apply culturally safe Māori operating principles in my youth work.

    If you have responded yes to all of these statements, you are now ready to complete the assessment for 28543 Describe culturally safe Māori operating principles and values and their application in a health or wellbeing setting.

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