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New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Environmental Management
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Environmental Management

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Environmental Management

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4)

Do you have a keen interest in the environment? Are you looking to develop the skills needed to help sustainably manage natural resources and address a wide variety of environmental problems? Do you want to pursue a new career pathway that deals with conservation, our natural resources, as well as environmental law? The New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Environmental Management) programme may be what you've been searching for.

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Key Details
Invercargill
Qualification:
Certificate
Level:
4
Credits:
60
Duration:

17 weeks full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2022 Semester 1: 21 February to 17 June

2022 Semester 2: 18 July to 11 November

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • No Tuition Fees
  • Direct Material Costs: $290.00
Core subject matter involved in the programme centres around the following information:
  • Introduction to ecology and conservation
  • Conservation management
  • Resource management and environmental law
  • Marine and freshwater ecology
  • Environmental Management careers

The aims of the qualification are as follows:

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to further study at higher levels in environmental management
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate
  • Develop work habits and practice appropriate for further study and employment in the environmental management sector

ENV401 Introduction to Ecology and Conservation (15 credits)

This paper provides students with an introductory understanding of the ecological and biological principles fundamental to environmental management in New Zealand.

On completion of this paper, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe and explain the geological and biological origins of New Zealand.
  2. Describe principles at work in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems in New Zealand.
  3. Discuss the concerns (both for and against) the control of Introduced pests and predators in New Zealand.
  4. Identify potential careers with a focus on NZ ecology and/or conservation management the types of qualifications which may lead to these careers.

ENV402 Marine Ecology and Freshwater Ecology (15 credits)

This paper will provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of marine and freshwater ecology and the ecological factors which characterise marine, fluvial, and lacustrine environments.

On completion of this paper, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe factors that have formed of the New Zealand coastline and the role of ocean currents in marine ecosystems.
  2. Identify the unique characteristics of fluvial and lacustrine freshwater ecosystems in New Zealand.
  3. Describe the concepts of food webs, food chains and adaptive cycles in marine and freshwater ecosystems.

EVN403 Resource Management and Environmental Law (15 credits)

This paper introduces students to the concepts, principles, and applications of environmental law, its historical and current context, the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi on resource management and the legislation that governs environmental management in New Zealand.

On completion of this paper, the student will be able to:

  1. Outline the history of resource management and environmental law in New Zealand.
  2. Explore and discuss current environmental legislation in New Zealand with particular regard to the Resource Management Act (1991) and amendments.
  3. Explain the articles of the Treaty of Waitangi and their implications to resource management at both local and central government levels.
  4. Identify potential careers with a focus on resource management and environmental law and map the types of qualifications which may lead to these careers.

ENV404 Conservation Management (15 credits)

This paper introduces students to problems and challenges associated with conservation management in New Zealand.

On completion of this paper, the student will be able to:

  1. Define conservation, including conservation history and articulate own philosophy of nature conservation and sustainable development.
  2. Explain the role of government organisations, such as the Department of Conservation, and non-government organisations, such as the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society, in conservation management in New Zealand.
  3. Discuss the role and approaches of Mana Whenua in conservation in New Zealand.
  4. Identify potential careers with a focus on conservation management and map the types of qualifications which may lead to these careers.

Applicants should demonstrate a likelihood of success in the programme of study. Likelihood of success may be demonstrated through a variety of means, including: relevant work experience, Curriculum Vitae, letter of intent, achievement of NCEA in environmental management related or science related standards, or an interview.

School Leavers

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 2.

Mature Applicants

 Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 3 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one's own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment

Certificate at Level 4

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination –B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current:
  • Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Environmental Management, and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Environmental Management)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Environmental Management) full-time over six months or part-time over two years

Please note: students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit zero fees entitlement.

Successful completion of this programme will enable you to progress to higher levels of tertiary training including the Bachelor of Environmental Management at SIT's Invercargill campus.

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