Qualification
Certificate

Certificate in Environment and Sustainability (Level 5) (Closed to New Enrolments)


Qualification code OP5213

We can help you turn your passion for the environment into a sustainable career with our range of environmental qualifications from certificate to degree and graduate diploma level. If you’re interested in sustainability and New Zealand ecology, this is an ideal qualification to get started with so that you can gain an understanding of how humans and the environment depend on each other. You will learn about New Zealand’s unique natural environment, different approaches to ecosystem management in New Zealand, and how to fix resource management issues.

Qualification update

New Students
OP5213 Certificate in Environment and Sustainability (Level 5) is closed to new students.  Click on the link to find out about other environment related qualifications at Open Polytechnic.

Current Students
If you were already enrolled in OP5213 Certificate in Environment and Sustainability (Level 5) prior to 23 October 2017 with Open Polytechnic, you can continue to enrol in your next course to complete your qualification. 

Please note, you must be enrolled in your last course/s by Trimester 2, 2019 to complete this qualification.

To help you with your study planning, the table below shows the last dates you can enrol in individual courses to be awarded this qualification.

Courses

2017

2018

2019

Compulsory courses – Select TWO

Tri 3

Tri 1

Tri 2

Tri 3

Tri 1

Tri 2

72194 Sustainability and New Zealand

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

72196 Introduction to New Zealand Ecology

 

 

Y

 

 

Y

Elective courses- Select ONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

72191 Global Environmental Studies

Y

 

Y

Y

 

 

72193 Plants and People - An Introduction to Ethnobotany

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

72195 New Zealand Native Plants

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

If you need help with a study plan to complete the certificate in this timeframe, please email us.



  • Level 5  
    Credits 60 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

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

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

We have a PDF study plan you can download that recommends the order you study your courses. If you need more guidance you can contact our student advisors.

Download study plan
Certificate in Environment and Sustainability (Level 5) Study Plan (PDF)

Study support from our Student Advisors

Our Student Advisors are here to help you plan your study journey. They can help you make the right choices for your study, help you to plan your study load to ensure you can fit your study around your existing commitments, and show you how you can pathway from a certificate to a diploma, then onto a degree.

We want to help you achieve your study goals as quickly as possible. If you're new to studying with us, please think carefully about the number of courses you will be able to study at one time – get in touch with us if you need help to work out how to fit your studies in with your other commitments. If you’re already studying with us, we can help you complete your studies quicker or help you on the way to your next qualification.


For help planning your study, contact
a Student Advisor on:
  freephone 0508 650 200
  or email customerservices@openpolytechnic.ac.nz