New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6)

40 Weeks

This course teaches you about environmental processes and the impact that human beings can have on them.

Take the next step in investigating terrestrial, freshwater and coastal ecosystems while learning about the challenges to our unique environment. Complete a work placement to start putting your new skills into action, and develop your networks in the conservation field. You’ll learn all about biodiversity and resource management, as well as monitoring and evaluating ecosystem dynamics. You’ll also be able to apply legislative requirements when conducting environmental activities. You will design and coordinate environmental projects involving monitoring, analysis and reporting.

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

What will you learn?

In this programme you will gain an ecological knowledge of Northland’s terrestrial, freshwater and coastal ecosystems and learn about challenges to biodiversity and resource management, as well as monitoring and evaluating ecosystem dynamics. You’ll also get involved in the protection and restoration of local natural, rural and urban environments and get the chance to make valuable contacts within your chosen field through work placement.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply legislative requirements when conducting environmental activities
  • Design and coordinate environmental monitoring, analysis and reporting
  • Apply knowledge of freshwater biology, ecology by sampling and monitoring.
  • Apply specialised technical knowledge to monitor and manage tasks and operate in a terrestrial 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:

  • The New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5) with a strand in Terrestrial; or equivalent

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS Academic score of 6.0, with no band score lower than 5.5; 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 6) with a strand in Terrestrial
This programme is not open to international students.
Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6)
Whangārei
Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6)
Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
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February 13, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
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Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$6,790
International
International Fees:
$19,817
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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 Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management).

Graduates of this qualification will likely be employed in the following contexts:

  • Research assistant
  • Environmental educator
  • Research officer
  • Quarantine/biosecurity officer
  • Bio-surveyor
  • Biodiversity ranger/officer
  • Plant or animal pest officer
  • Waste management auditor.

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, 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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