Are you ready to play a role in protecting and maintaining New Zealand's wonderful outdoor environment and range of indigenous and introduced species?
If you enjoyed the level 5 Environmental Management (Terrestrial) course, you'll find plenty to excite you in this second year. The level 6 diploma will set you up with more in-depth skills and knowledge and lead you into advanced study to gain your degree. You build on your knowledge of botany, terrestrial science, ecology and sustainability, and continue your learning in a choice of elective papers in geology, biosecurity or aquaculture.
There's a strong focus on research and environmental reporting and monitoring, meaning you get the opportunity to work alongside industry and apply your skills in real-world surveying, sampling and monitoring projects. You also learn how to design research and manage data, and understand the regulatory environment.
Depending on your choice of subjects, you could be taking off to remote South Island locations, or even Borneo* to study unique environments, monitor ecosystems or survey indigenous species. Have a look at the awesome field trips our students have taken over the last few years.
Students gain employment in a number of exciting areas. By the time you graduate you’ll have gained a variety of practical and risk management skills, and if you want to gain a degree, these diplomas are your ticket into the third year of either Te Pukenga’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management) or a Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Biodiversity) with the University of Waikato. You may even decide to continue on further to complete your Masters and PhD.
Environmental sustainability is crucial to our global decision-making. Sharp, enthusiastic graduates, who understand marine or terrestrial environments and how they are influenced by human activities, are essential to support informed environmental management now and in the future.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Terrestrial) (Level 6)
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1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
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Students gain employment in a number of exciting areas, including:
- environmental education - national and international
- roles within the Department of Conservation (DOC)
- environmental consultancy work
- environmental monitoring
- resource consenting
- iwi liaison
- specialised research projects
- environmental reporting
Topics you'll cover
- Research Design and Data Management
- Environmental Reporting
- The Regulatory Environment
- Freshwater Ecology and Monitoring
- Ecological Restoration
- Advanced Biological Surveying
Plus you'll choose TWO electives.
If you wish to focus on biology or ecology, it's recommended you select:
- Geology of New Zealand
If you wish to focus on aquaculture, it's recommended you select:
- Aquaculture 1: Systems Design and Maintenance
- Aquaculture 2: Growth, Feeds, Nutrition and Sustainability
Exciting news – we've got a new paper on offer, Tropical Ecology and Monitoring which includes a field trip to the Galapagos Island or Namibia! Find out more.
|Indicative Fees *||$7,049 (dependent on electives chosen) for domestic students|
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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.
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Course Entry Information
- have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5), or equivalent
If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.
Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.
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.
A first aid certificate is recommended. You will be required to complete one before the end of the course.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
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Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)