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Protect our environment with NMIT conservation training.

NMIT conservation training

Helping to preserve and restore our fragile environment and ecosystems is becoming increasingly important in our world of climate breakdown and mass extinction. Do you want to play a part in protecting our planet?

NMIT is the only tertiary institute in NZ that works in partnership with DOC to provide the Trainee Ranger programme. If you’re already working in the conservation industry, then upskill or formalise your expertise with field skills training. Conservation Field Skills training is delivered alongside DOC in short courses around the country.

If you enjoy advising people on ways to protect the environment, protecting the diversity of animals and plants and controlling animal and plant pests, then a career in conservation could be for you.

There’s no better place to study conservation with three national parks in Te Tai Ihu o Te Waka a Maui (Top of the South Island). As part of the programme you will take part in regular off-campus training days. You will work alongside DOC and regional council staff and also be tutored by those who are experts in the skills you need to be successful in your conservation career.

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