New Zealand Certificate in Conservation (Operations) (Level 4)*
* pending approval
What You Study
The New Zealand Certificate in Conservation (Operations) (Level 4) programme provides skills and experience to enable students to work in the conservation sector under guidance
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
- Safely undertake a range of conservation activities
- Communicate well with team members and stakeholders
- Operate in a manner consistent with the Treaty of Waitangi while carrying out conservation work
- Use technology and systems to complete conservation work
- Work within the legislative and organisation requirements while carrying out operational conservation work
- Understand, apply and assess ecological systems in a conservation context
- Develop an understanding of environmental stewardship
Further study options
This qualification may lead on to the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management with strands in Marine. Terrestrial and Conservation (Operations) (Level 5).
The New Zealand Certificate in Conservation (Operations) (Level 4) may also lead to further higher level study in leadership and management such as the New Zealand Diploma in Business (level 5) or higher level study in conservation or environmental science.
Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Conservation (Operations) (Level 4) may be employed or volunteer in roles in conservation, environmental and parks and recreation sectors, such as Maintenance Manager, Park Ranger, Pest plant officer, Pest animal Manager, Community Ranger, Recreation Ranger.
This programme is structured into courses that focus on different aspects of conservation.
You’ll learn through a mix of delivery methods including
- Face to face classroom learning:
- Noho Marae
- Tutor led practical activities (both on TPP and industry sites)
- Simulated learning
- Online learning
- Group work
- Coaching and mentoring
- Independent research and homework
- Industry experience
- Be 16 years of age or older.
- Applicants should have:
- NCEA 2 or
- relevant industry experience or
- have completed another recognised qualification at level 2 or above.
- Applicants must be physically able to carry out practical conservation tasks in backcountry environments.
- Have access to a computer and the internet.
- Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet general or academic IELTS 5 with no band score lower than 5 or equivalent.
Note - applications outside the above criteria may be considered by the Conservation Manager, Teaching and Learning.
You will be offered a place subject to meeting the entry and selection requirements and the availability of places on the programme. The Polytechnic reserves the right to not accept late applications, i.e., after the programme has started. The Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel, prior to commencement, any programme which does not attract a minimum number of students. The fees shown are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change. For further information visit here.