Diploma in Environment and Sustainability (Level 5)

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) will close to new student enrolments on 23 October 2017.

If you wish to enrol in this programme, please apply to enrol in Trimester 3 before 23 October 2017.

Open Polytechnic will not be taking any new student enrolments in this programme from Trimester 1, 2018. Please note, to be awarded this qualification you will need to have completed all three courses that make up the programme at the end of Trimester 2, 2019.

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

Current Students

If you were already enrolled in OP5214 Diploma in Environment and Sustainability (Level 5) prior to 23 October 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification.

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

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


For more information view 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 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 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.

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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

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