Tertiary education provider Te Wananga o Aotearoa is setting up courses on South Auckland's Manurewa marae.
Around 120 students have enrolled for the courses on offer - health and fitness, pathways in sport, tikanga Maori and money management .
They'll join 170 students doing Manukau Institute of Technology horticulture courses on the marae.
A community collective, Te Manu Ka Rewa, has helped increase the educational opportunities on the marae.
A spokesperson, Kat Stanier, says travelling to a tertiary campus can be an obstacle for some students and being able to study on a marae, with its support and different learning environment, will benefit young people from Manurewa.