From 1 October 2022, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more
52 weeks including 47 full-time teaching weeks (34 of which are on campus) and 5 weeks of study breaks
2023: $5,460 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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Learn the core skills required to be a ranger, including how to build hiking tracks, animal and pest control, New Zealand ecology, and how to use the latest conservation technology.
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.