If you are passionate about the environment and enjoy working outdoors this year-long course will kick-start your career in conservation.
You will 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||Rotorua, Taupō, Tauranga|
|Next intake||To be confirmed View more details|
1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||$6,190 total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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- 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
|Indicative Fees||$6,190 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
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 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
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.
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.
Course Locations and Intake Information
Intakes to be confirmed Ask to be notified when the next intake becomes available
- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)