This practical, environmental science qualification is earned amidst the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand's Bay of Plenty.
We will take you on field trips to beautiful and remote parts of the country like Fiordland, Coromandel and the Central Plateau, where you will examine the challenges facing New Zealand's clean, green image, and look at what needs to be done to protect our world-famous environment. Have a look at the awesome field trips our students have taken over the last few years.
One year won't be enough! Once you've graduated you can continue on to the Level 6 diploma starting in 2019 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. You may even decide to continue on further to complete your Masters and PhD.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Terrestrial) (Level 5)
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1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||$6,443 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. Career opportunities on completion of the Level 6 diploma include:
- 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
- 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:
- Waste Management, or
- Fisheries Management
|Indicative Fees||$6,443 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
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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.
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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
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- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)