Conservation
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Conservation

Protect our environment with NMIT conservation training.
NMIT conservation training

If you care about the environment and enjoy the outdoors, studying conservation is a great option for you.

Conservation is about protecting New Zealand’s natural ecosystems and supporting native wildlife. In our world of climate change and species loss, a career in conservation gives you the opportunity to make a positive impact on the planet.

The Trainee Ranger programme, starting in July, is the only one in the country that works in partnership with the Department of Conservation (DOC). This programme is also delivered as Project Moturoa, an initiative that connects Māori learners with local iwi and aims to produce graduates that can stand more firmly in both Te Ao Māori as well as Te Ao Pākehā.

You will learn the core skills required to be a ranger, including how to build tracks, animal and weed control, New Zealand ecology, and how to apply the latest technology in conservation work.

You will work alongside DOC and regional council staff, complete a summer work experience placement, and learn from expert tutors who are passionate about conservation.

At the end of the programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of two-year DOC contracts, which means going straight from study into a new career.

NMIT also deliver Conservation short courses delivered by DOC. These have been designed for people working in conservation looking after land-based field activities.

These activities may include work such as bush assessment, animal pest control and bird monitoring. The courses are run either online or as 2-4 day workshops at various locations throughout the year nationwide.

Upcoming intakes

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New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) with strands in Fitting and Machining and General Engineering 01 July 2022
New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering (Level 4) 01 July 2022
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Aeroplanes 1 Training Scheme 04 July 2022
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Rotorcraft Training Scheme 04 July 2022
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New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) 06 July 2022
Maritime Crewing - STCW Able Seafarer Deck 11 July 2022
New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) Barista and Café Services Strands 18 July 2022
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) 18 July 2022
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New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5) 18 July 2022
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) (Civil Engineering) 18 July 2022
New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 6) 18 July 2022
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology 18 July 2022
Bachelor of Arts and Media 18 July 2022
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Bachelor of Information Technology 18 July 2022
Bachelor of Career Development 18 July 2022
Graduate Certificate in Career Development 18 July 2022
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3) 18 July 2022
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3) 18 July 2022
Sustainable Aquaculture (Level 3) 18 July 2022
New Zealand Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Level 4) 18 July 2022
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4) 18 July 2022
Kaitiaki Whenua – Trainee Ranger 18 July 2022
Kaitiaki Whenua - Project Moturoa 18 July 2022
New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Leadership and Management) 18 July 2022
New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Accounting) 18 July 2022
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5) 18 July 2022
Graphic Design: Branding and Identity Training Scheme 18 July 2022
Graphic Design: Promotional Artwork Training Scheme 18 July 2022
Digital Photography Training Scheme 18 July 2022
Video Production Training Scheme 18 July 2022
Front-end Website Design Training Scheme 18 July 2022
New Zealand Diploma in Aeronautical Maintenance Certification (Level 6) 18 July 2022
New Zealand Diploma in Career Development (Level 6) 18 July 2022
Bachelor of Commerce 18 July 2022
Graduate Diploma in Marketing 18 July 2022
Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting 18 July 2022
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Graduate Diploma in Management 18 July 2022
Graduate Certificate in Management 18 July 2022
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management 18 July 2022
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management 18 July 2022
Master of Applied Management 18 July 2022
New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 2) 18 July 2022
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Foundation Skills (Level 2) - Introduction to Career Pathways 18 July 2022
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) 25 July 2022
Diploma in Nautical Science 25 July 2022
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1) 25 July 2022
New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5) 25 July 2022
Te Pōkaitahi Reo Māori (Reo Rua) (Kaupae 2) 26 July 2022
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Preparing Research for Publication Training Scheme 01 August 2022
New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3) 15 August 2022
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Certificate in Nursing (CAP) (Level 7) Training Scheme 22 August 2022
Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Kaupae 1) 22 August 2022
Certificate in Marine Engineering Class 6 22 August 2022
New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3) 29 August 2022
Certificate in Marine Engineering Class 5 26 September 2022
Maritime Operations - Skipper Fishing Vessel Limited 10 October 2022
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Certificate in Superyacht Crewing 06 February 2023
Bachelor of Social Work 13 February 2023
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Literacy and Numeracy A Training Scheme 20 February 2023
Preparation for Independent Living A Training Scheme 20 February 2023
New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) 20 February 2023
New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4) 20 February 2023
New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) 20 February 2023
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New Zealand Diploma in Sport Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 5) 20 February 2023
New Zealand Diploma in Sport Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 6) 20 February 2023
Bachelor of Sport and Recreation 20 February 2023
Bachelor of Nursing 20 February 2023
Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation 20 February 2023
Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture 20 February 2023
Adventure Tourism and Guiding (Level 4) 20 February 2023
New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) 20 February 2023
New Zealand Certificate in Music (Level 4) 20 February 2023
Trainee Chef (Level 4) 20 February 2023
Adventure Tourism and Guiding (Level 5) 20 February 2023
New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 5) 20 February 2023
New Zealand Diploma in Music (Level 5) 20 February 2023
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New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5) 20 February 2023
New Zealand Diploma in Animation (Level 6) 20 February 2023
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Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 3) 21 February 2023
Te Pōkairua Reo (Rumaki) (Te Kaupae 5) 21 February 2023
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision 02 March 2023
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