Institute of Technology or PolytechnicOpen Polytechnic of New Zealand
This course is available
Level of Study
Graduate Certificate or Diploma
60 credit hours
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
You can make a difference to the world with an Open Polytechnic Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Management. This Graduate Certificate is for people with an existing degree or five years’ or more experience in the environmental field. If you have successfully completed the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environment major) with Open Polytechnic, or obtained a similar qualification from another tertiary provider you are unable to enrol in this programme. You should discuss your eligibility to enrol in this programme with the programme leader.
What you will learn
This qualification will give you practical skills in environmental law and management. You will also gain: An industry overview of the legislative and regulatory environments that govern development activities. An overview of key management tools available to deal with a variety of environmental issues of significance in New Zealand. Practical skills in environmental law and management. How to analyse environmental issues. How environmental management assists with sustainability.
This qualification will prepare you for a career as a: policy analyst, resource manager, environmental educator. You will be able to work in areas such as central or local government, public interest groups or private sector organisations..
This qualification is a stepping stone to the Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Management. Which includes a research project in an environmental area of your interest.
Planning your study
You can study this programme part-time if you’re an international student living in New Zealand or overseas. If you’re living in New Zealand you will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit.
To enrol in this programme you need to have a Bachelor degree; or a minimum of five years' experience in the field of environmental management.
If you have successfully completed the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environment major) with Open Polytechnic, or obtained a similar qualification from another tertiary provider you are unable to enrol in this programme. You should discuss your eligibility to enrol in this programme with the Programme Leader.
International students must also have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.
Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First, or B2 First for Schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.