For the full experience please download a modern browser. Click here to find a modern browser or discuss with your IT department.

Our Auckland office remains closed while Auckland is in the COVID-19 red traffic light. Te Pou offices outside Auckland have limited staff and restricted access onsite, so please call if you wish to visit. However, we are all working, and you can contact us by email or phone. Stay safe everyone.

Takarangi competency framework precourse introduction

[Please note that Te Pou is no longer involved in this work. The Takarangi Framework resources available on our site are for legacy reference purposes.]

The Takarangi Competency Framework (TCF) was initially a Māori practitioner competency framework. Starting from work for the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) by Ngā Manga Puriri in Te Tai Tokerau it was carried on beyond the contract by those involved. Ongoing discussions and hui in 2004/2005 between members of Ngā Manga Puriri, Dr. Paul Robertson (National Addiction Centre), Te Puea Winiata (Auckland DHB Māori Mental Health), Moe Milne and Terry Huriwai led to the evolution of this framework based on the expression of mātauranga Māori within a context of practice. These individuals were the first Roopu Kaitiaki. They developed the framework, its systems and structure and now maintain its intellectual and cultural integrity.

Linked Resources



Te Pou has a wide range of evidence-based resources and tools to help the mental health, addiction and disability workforces.

Learn More

Our work

Te Pou works alongside mental health and addiction services, and disability organisations to understand their priorities and workforce challenges.

Learn More