Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Management (Level 7)

Qualification code OP7213

This graduate certificate is for graduates or people with relevant work experience who wish to gain new skills in the area of environmental law and management. It provides knowledge of sustainable management applications.

You may use this graduate certificate as a stepping stone to Open Polytechnic’s Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Management.

For more information download the brochure below or request a brochure to be sent to you. If you have any questions please contact us.


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  • Level 7  
    Credits 60 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester
  • Cost $2,190 NZ Domestic

    This cost is an approximate total cost for the full qualification and is a guide based on 2015 fee information. The cost does not include annual administration fees, course fee increases, set textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    This qualification is eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

What you need to know about this qualification

What you will learn

Within the qualification, you will be asked to critically examine theories relating to sustainability, and explore how this knowledge could be applied to particular issues in a way that will enhance environmental outcomes.

Our video Environmental law and sustainability in NZ is a general introduction to environmental regulation in New Zealand, and the role of the Resource Management Act.

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

Courses you could do in this qualification

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

You must read the information provided within the Qualification Structure table, which details the order in which courses must be studied to complete a valid qualification.

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