Course Overview

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If you're passionate about the environment and enjoy working outdoors this year-long course will kick-start your career in conservation.

You'll learn about ecology, conservation management planning, maintaining personal and public health and safety, teamwork and more.

The learning is hands-on and gives you a great range of skills including how to drive quad bikes and light utility vehicles, operate and maintain a chainsaw, use agrichemicals and manage pest control, and build and maintain tracks, fences and other conservation facilities.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Conservation (Operations) (Level 4)
Locations Tauranga
Next intake Feb 2024 View more details
Study options

1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Total credits 120
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $6,847 for domestic students View full fees information
Eligibility View entry criteria

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Career opportunities

  • Ranger in the operational conservation, environmental, and parks and recreation sectors.

Topics you'll cover

  • Quads and LUVs
  • Chainsaw Safety Servicing and Use
  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Outdoor Risk Management
  • Conservation Management Planning
  • Community and Teamwork
  • Agrichemical Use and Pest Control
  • Maintaining the Conservation Estate

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $6,847 for domestic students

* Important fee information, and hints and tips

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Are you Eligible for Free Fees?

There are several ways to take advantage of free study at Toi Ohomai. Find out how on our Fees Free FAQ page.

Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz

Scholarships

Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.


Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

For courses at Level 4, domestic students will normally be required to have:

NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2; OR

Evidence of ability to complete academic and any other programme requirements.

English language requirements

Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.


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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Tauranga Windermere Campus 26 Feb 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

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