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Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Ara

Subject area

Environmental Sustainability

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
A Bachelor's degree.
Alternative Requirements
Applicants unable to evidence that they meet Academic Entry requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry.
Note: Course requirements may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.
English Requirements
Applicants for whom English is not their first language may also be required to provide evidence of English language skills as listed below. Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident should contact Ara for advice.
- IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in any subtest). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart on the Ara website.
Note: IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
Admission
Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice is to enable students to develop and apply advanced understandings of theories, driving forces, and worldviews, including Te Ao Maori, related to sustainable practice within the context of their discipline specific knowledge. The programme embraces principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi to facilitate collaboration and innovation and applies an interdisciplinary framework to address complex sustainability problems. Graduates will be able to engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving, utilise research, and advocate for, and contribute to, more sustainable practices in a range of contexts. The PG Diploma in Sustainable Practice is aimed at people looking for more in-depth, longer duration professional development and advanced study to enable them to become agents for change related to sustainable practice.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Environmental Studies at this level can earn:

$56,000

Median earnings one year after study

$60,000

Median earnings two years after study

$76,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

84%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand

Website:

https://ruralwomennz.nz/services/charitable-grants/

Value:

$1,000 each.

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Rural Women New Zealand Text Book Grant for Tertiary Students

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand

Website:

https://ruralwomennz.nz/services/charitable-grants/

Value:

$500 each

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (03) 940 8669
Fax: (03) 366 6544
Email: info@ara.ac.nz
Web: http://www.ara.ac.nz

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Sources

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