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You can make a difference to the world with an Open Polytechnic Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Management. This graduate certificate will help you advance your career by giving you practical skills in environmental law and management. You’ll learn how to analyse environmental issues and find out how environmental management assists with sustainability. This graduate certificate is also a stepping stone to the Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Management, which will enable you to complete a research project in an environmental area of your interest.
Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.
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.
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.
When you achieve this qualification you will have an industry overview of the legislative and regulatory environments that govern development activities, including key management tools that are currently available to deal with a variety of environmental issues of significance in New Zealand.
This qualification will prepare you for a career as a policy analyst, resource manager or environmental educator in central or local government, public interest groups or private
This video is a general introduction to environmental regulation in New Zealand, including 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.