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Resource Management Graduate Diploma Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Resource Management Graduate Diploma Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, New Zealand

About This Program

If you are interested in protecting the environment and natural resources, consider enrolling in this one-year Graduate Diploma in Resource Management (Level 7) of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

This program will develop your understanding of the economic, ethical and environmental principles and concepts related to sustainable management of natural resources. The specialist skills learned in this course are crucial to the protection of the environment and improved economic thinking for a sustainable future.

Not only will you learn practical skills as a scientist but you will also gain  advanced skills in analysis, critique, collaboration, and problem solving so you can compose and devise new methods in resource and environmental management.

You will be prepared for employment in a range of possible careers such as an environmental resource manager (with EIA skills), a biological technician/advisor, an environmental consultant/advisor, a policy analyst or planner and a farm or forest manager.

Professionalism is encouraged and with an understanding of resource management, your skills will be applicable in a global context.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of Graduate Diploma in Resource Management.

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Course Delivery

This postgraduate diploma program is being offered at the Mokoia Campus in Rotorua.  It is a one year full-time program, including holidays (if applicable).

The Graduate Diploma in Resource Management applies a multi-disciplinary approach to knowledge, encouraging students to develop research and communication skills.

You will take part in a self-directed industry project where you and your classmates will work with, and relate to, people in a wide range of communities.

Please note that students are responsible for their own transportation in order to complete the program.


Depending on your academic background and work experience, this postgraduate diploma qualification will prepare you careers in the following areas:

  • Land
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture
  • Resource management
  • Environmental industries

Typical roles you might qualify for (depending on your credentials) may include:

  • Resource manager
  • Biology and conservation technician/advisor (DOC, tertiary institutions, CRI's)
  • Environmental consultant/advisor
  • Restoration ecologist
  • Researcher
  • Technician
  • Forest manager
  • Land manager
  • Ecotourism or recreational operator
  • Sustainability officer

Students can continue their study with another provider to: Postgraduate Diploma or Honours Degree in Environmental Science, Master of Science or PhD.

Learning Outcomes

By the time you graduate, you will have gained sufficient skills to demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Summarize a broad understanding of resource management and the challenges we face in the future;
  2. Assess and evaluate the main causes of environmental and resource management issues;
  3. Apply sustainable management techniques to conserve and protect natural resources;
  4. Solve work-based issues using a cooperative approach with the participation of stakeholders working together to find sustainable solutions;
  5. Produce, analyze and synthesize information that will contribute to well-informed environmental management practices;
  6. Compare and justify resource management practices that have positive impacts on business profitability, the communities in which they operate and biodiversity, water and air quality;
  7. Compare economic, ethical and environmental principles and concepts related to resource management.

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Course Outline

These are the topics you will be covering:

  • Resource Management and Sustainability
  • Environmental Commerce, Economics, Policy and Law
  • Sustainable Land-use Practices and Habitat Management
  • Integrating Development and Conservation
  • Planning Methods and Environmental Appraisal
  • Ecological Monitoring Indicators

You can continue your study with another provider to: Postgraduate Diploma or Honours Degree in Environmental Science, Master of Science or PhD either in New Zealand or in another country.

Course Info

Duration : One year

Qualifications Level : Graduate Diploma (Level 7)

Fees :

  • The base tuition fee is NZD19,950.
  • Expect to spend for boots and hi-viz clothing, approximately NZD500.

Take note of the following:

  • The above figures represent what Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology expects will be your base tuition fee.   Other fees have not been considered such as:
    • Airport transfer
    • Mandatory Health Insurance
    • Student services
  • As costs are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by the administration of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.
  • When estimating your cost of living for an academic year, include accommodation rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing, and health.

Intake Dates :

The start date for 2018 is 23 July.

IVC has a 2-3 month preparation period that includes, among others:

  • Review by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology for your eligibility;
  • Processing by the International Admissions Office;
  • Enrollment;
  • Processing of insurance;
  • Payment of tuition fee;
  • Visa processing;
  • Seeking accommodation.

It is important to apply early as this course may have many applicants.  Moreover, beginning an application well in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the IELTS and consolidate your academic and professional credentials for your visa application.  So make sure you apply early!

Entry Criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology as listed:

  • There are three ways to be considered for admission to this program:
    • You must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline; OR
    • Have completed a minimum of a two year diploma equivalent to NZQA Level 7 or higher in a related discipline; OR
    • Be able to demonstrate at least three years equivalent relevant practical and/or professional experience.
  • As an international student, you must be able to demonstrate a level of English competency. You must therefore meet the minimum scores in ANY of the following tests that should have a validity of two years:
    • IELTS (Academic Test) 6.0 overall band score with no individual band under 5.5
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based (TOEFL iBT): 60 overall, writing score of 18
    • PTE Academic: 50 overall minimum
  • You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.

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