This practical, environmental science qualification is earned amidst the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand's Bay of Plenty.
You'll go on awesome field trips to visit some beautiful and remote parts of the country like Fiordland, Coromandel and the Central Plateau, where you'll examine the challenges facing New Zealand's clean, green image, and look at what needs to be done to protect our world-famous environment.
One year won't be enough! Once you've graduated you can continue on to the Level 6 diploma where you'll gain more advanced skills and knowledge with a focus on research design, environmental and ecological reporting. You’ll also choose elective papers in biosecurity or aquaculture.
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 the Bachelor of Science with the University of Waikato.
Exciting news – if, once you’ve finished this course you continue on to our NZ Dip Environmental Management Level 6, you’ll now have the option to study Tropical Ecology and Monitoring which includes a field trip to the Galapagos Island or Namibia! Find out more.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Terrestrial) (Level 5)
|Next intake||Feb 2021 View more details|
1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||$6,572 total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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This course is designed as entry to the Level 6 diploma. By completing the Level 6 diploma, 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
The papers you'll study within this diploma include:
- Conservation Biology and Sustainability
- Risk Management
- Terrestrial Invertebrates
- Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology
- Introduction to Terrestrial Science and Ecology
- Introductory Biological Surveying
Plus choose one of the following:
|Indicative Fees *||$6,572 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
Take advantage of our early bird fees for your 2021 study. Enrol by 31 December 2020 and you’ll pay the 2020 tuition fees. Conditions apply.*
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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.
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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
If you are a domestic applicant under the age of 20, you must have:
- a minimum of 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or equivalent (suggested subjects are English, Mathematics and Biology/Sciences)
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.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
You must have the ability to complete the physical requirements of the course.
English language requirements
Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||22 Feb 2021|
- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)