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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.
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.
This cost is an approximate total cost for the full qualification. The cost does not include annual administration fees, course fee increases, set textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
This qualification is eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
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.
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Enrol in 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.