What will I learn?

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.

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Terrestrial) (Level 5)

Career Opportunities

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
  • Botany
  • Terrestrial Invertebrates
  • Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology
  • Introduction to Terrestrial Science and Ecology
  • Introductory Biological Surveying

Plus choose one of the following:

  • Waste Management
  • Fisheries Management

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Pathways

  • New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6), Terrestrial Strand
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Majoring in Ecology and Biodiversity

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Primary Industries, Trades and Infrastructure

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$19,952.00 (10,30,062) per year
Start date

To be confirmed

Venue

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Windermere Campus,

70 Windermere Drive,

TAURANGA,

Poike,

3112, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For certificate and diploma programmes at Levels 5 and 6, all international students must have: NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/ Te Reo M?ori or education achievement, at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2, and a minimum of 42 credits at Level 3; Or equivalent; Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements for the program. Applicants must meet the English language requirements: Level 5: IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT)- Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Qualifications- B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; OET- Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36. Level 6: IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5. TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42; OET- Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; Cambridge English Qualifications- B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.

For international students

All international students must have: NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Maori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2, and a minimum of 42 credits at Level 3; or evidence of ability to complete academic requirements for the programme.

English Language requirements:

IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0; TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); Cambridge English Qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; OET: Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests; PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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