Qualification
Diploma

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


Qualification code OP5214

This diploma extends the knowledge and skill areas of the Level 5 certificate. You will learn about the principles of sustainable development, how ecosystems function and the relationship between people and the ecosystems which they depend on. You will also have the option to enhance your workplace skills in communication and information access.

Qualification update

New Students
OP5214 Diploma 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 OP5214 Diploma 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 ALL

Tri 3

Tri 1

Tri 2

Tri 3

Tri 1

Tri 2

72191 Global Environmental Studies

Y

 

Y

Y

 

Y

72194 Sustainability and New Zealand

 

Y

Y

 

Y

 

72196 Introduction to New Zealand Ecology

 

 

Y

 

 

Y

Elective courses- Select THREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

72140 Business Communication

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

72142 Accessing Information

Y

Y

Y

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 120 
  • 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 $4,380 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2017/2018 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

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

Key dates

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

See key enrolment dates

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

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