Certificate in Environmental Management (Level 6)

Qualification code OP6213

This certificate will provide you with an understanding of New Zealand’s local government and resource management law, and will enable you to apply this knowledge to a variety of practical scenarios. You will have the option of studying other statutes that apply to resource use, conservation, the principles of environmental monitoring, impact assessment and marine management. You may use this certificate as a stepping stone to Open Polytechnic’s Diploma in Environmental 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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Environment (4.1 MB PDF)

  • Level 6  
    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 total cost for the full qualification based on 2015 fee information. This does not include 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

What you will learn

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