You’ll learn about ecology, conservation management planning, maintaining personal and public health and safety, teamwork and so much more.
You will gain the technical skills and gain practical hands-on conservation knowledge to carry out operational conservation work and provide sustainable stewardship of the environment while working respectfully with the Treaty of Waitangi, local iwi or hāpu, tikanga and kawa.
Delivery will be on campus, and/or assessed practically in the workplace (for those studying part-time).
- Achieved NCEA Level 2 (credits in Numeracy, Science or English desirable) OR
- NZ Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3) OR
- Equivalent Academic Achievement OR
- On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Director of School
As part of Katelyn’s 30-week Level 4 Certificate in Conservation (Operations), she has mapped a local reserve, used GPS coordinates to place monitoring tunnels and subsequent traps. She has then gone on to clear traps, record the results and create a management plan for the area to present to stakeholders.
Katelyn feels like she has discovered the field for her after initially working and training in horticulture. She enjoys studying the way things are naturally and recommends the course to anyone interested in conservation.
Level 4 Certificate in Conservation (Operations)
Approximately $1000 to purchase PPE, appropriate boots and clothing, and a notebook/computer as required.