New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5)

40 Weeks

Learn about our amazing wildlife and our fascinating environment, and find out why it is in danger and what we can do to help.

For lovers of the outdoors and New Zealand’s environment, this programme introduces you to a range of ecosystems from forests to urban habitats. You’ll learn from passionate and inspiring tutors who will encourage you to develop your practical and theoretical knowledge. Learn about our amazing wildlife and our fascinating environment, and find out why it is in danger and what we can do to help. Share the journey with the inspiring team of experts from NorthTec and be informed. This diploma will help you develop the theoretical and practical skills to work within the environmental sector.

The Environmental Management pathway at NorthTec offers three qualifications in three years:

What you will learn

This programme will teach you the principles and techniques involved in environmental management. You’ll gain a practical and theoretical knowledge of terrestrial and marine ecosystems, flora and fauna in New Zealand and learn about sustainability, environmental issues, monitoring and conservation techniques. You’ll also get involved in the protection and restoration of local natural, rural and urban environments.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Describe global environmental issues (with a focus on New Zealand) to determine their impacts on societies and ecosystems, and basic mitigation measures.
  • Use data collection and surveying methods to monitor environmental ecological or asset management.
  • Apply knowledge of New Zealand terrestrial biology and ecology systems to enable organism monitoring in a field environment.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Applicants are required to have gained:

  • A minimum of 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or equivalent;
  • or a relevant Level 4 qualification

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS Academic score of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success, may gain admission at the discretion of the Programme Leader or designated nominee.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5) with a strand in Terrestrial
This programme is not open to international students.

Youth Guarantee Fund*

If you are aged 16 to 24, you could study for FREE as part of the government's Youth Guarantee fund. To qualify for the Youth Guarantee fund, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete an application for a course that is covered by the Youth Guarantee fund.
  • Be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be 16 to 24 years old at the time the course starts. Learners who are 15 years old and hold Ministry approved early leaving exemption from their school may also be eligible. This exemption must be in place before the course starts.

Priority places will be given to students who:

  • have not yet achieved NCEA Level 1 or NCEA Level 2; or
  • have completed a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification through a Youth Guarantee provision programme.

All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status is required. Programme entry criteria may apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact Studylink for more information.

Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5)
Whangārei
Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5)
Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
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February 19, 2024
November 29, 2024
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Full Time (Part Time Available)
Price:
Fees:
$6,982
(2024)
$6,790
(2023)
| Fees Free with Youth Guarantee*
International
International Fees:
$25,000
(2024)
International
International Fees:
$25,000
(2023)
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All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Education and Employment Pathway

On completion of this qualification, graduates may progress onto the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6).

Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in the following contexts:

  • Conservation officer
  • Resource management adviser/consultant
  • Environmental consultant/technician.

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). All references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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