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52 weeks including 47 full-time teaching weeks (34 of which are on campus) and 5 weeks of study breaks
2022: $5,165 plus $220 Student Services Levy
A Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.
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Don't miss out! Applications for July close 31 March.
This programme is eligible for fees-free under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Please note fees will only be covered under TTAF until 31 December 2022. Find full details about the fund here.(external link) Students are advised to enquire about their eligibility for any other fees-free funding when enrolling.(external link)
Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in the outdoors as you learn the core skills required to become a ranger.
Work alongside the Department of Conservation and regional council staff to complete a mixture of practical and theory skills geared towards entry into a career in conservation.
Skills taught include:
This 12-month programme is full time. Classes are 9 am - 3 pm, 5 days a week, and you will be based at the NMIT Richmond campus.
Kaitiaki Whenua – Project Moturoa is an alternative way of studying the New Zealand Certificate in Conservation (Operations), Level 4 and is an initiative that connects learners with local iwi and includes marae-based education.
This delivery of the programme has a strong focus on Te Ao Māori so you will be learning how to approach conservation from a Māori worldview.