Learning Style:
Online module
CPD hours:
2 hours
Free event

This module introduces the Te Tiriti and The Treaty, and ways to apply Te Tiriti in the work of engineers.

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To be effective in their work, engineers need to understand the basis, practicalities, and constraints of the legislation and contract law that they work under. Understanding contract law and legislation is vital to deliver successful projects, maintain supplier relationships, and meet the needs of the end-users and audience of their works.  

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and The Treaty of Waitangi are founding documents of New Zealand that establish and guide the relationship between the Crown in New Zealand (embodied by our government) and Māori, as well as outlining the rights and responsibilities of those whose work impacts on areas protected under Te Tiriti and The Treaty. 

Therefore, a working understanding of content and implications of Te Tiriti and The Treaty is necessary to help engineers define the constraints that they work within and the responsibilities that they operate under. 

This two-hour module introduces the context and content of Te Tiriti and The Treaty, modern day implications and obligations for engineers. 

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the context and content of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and The Treaty of Waitangi 
  • Identify some key principles of Te Tiriti and The Treaty, and ways to adhere to these in your work and the workplace 
  • Describe steps you can take to identify and manage possible social and cultural impacts of your work 
  • Explain the meaning of key terms in English and Te Reo relating to Te Tiriti. 

Intended audience

This course is designed for all engineers wanting to begin or refresh their learning journey on this topic. It is also suitable for those whose work relates to or supports the engineering field. 

Module format

This is a self-directed learning module that learners work through at their own pace. Content is presented through a mix of reading, interactive activities to check your understanding, short video, and self-reflection points where you can make notes to refer back to after you've finished the module.