Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Resource Efficiency (Level 6)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 135
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Other Engineering and Related Technologies » Environmental Engineering
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide organisations with individuals who have the knowledge and skills to lead resource efficiency initiatives, to improve productivity, and contribute to sustainable economic development.

Learners will benefit by having a qualification which recognises resource efficiency practitioner skills and knowledge to enable specialised job performance and a credential to enhance employment and consulting opportunities.

Organisations will benefit by having access to resource efficiency practitioners with the skills and knowledge to lead resource efficiency initiatives for organisations, to improve productivity, and contribute to sustainable economic development.

This qualification is targeted at people who might have some previous experience in participating in or managing resource efficiency initiatives who would like to work as a resource efficiency practitioner within an organisation or organisations.

As a resource efficiency practitioner, graduates will be capable of working with organisations in a range of roles involving planning, leading, and providing recommendations for the implementation and monitoring of resource efficiency initiatives.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of resource efficiency principles, technology and processes to investigate a range of options for practical improvements to be implemented in an organization.
- Analyse organisation processes to identify resource efficiency aspects, to identify improvement opportunities, and to plan related data collection.
- Collect data and analyse results to characterise resource use efficiency.
- Research, evaluate options and provide recommendations to decision-makers for resource efficiency improvements.
- Provide advice on suitable policies, management systems, certification schemes and eco-labels.
- Work with management and teams within an organisation to facilitate change that would enable the implementation and monitoring of resource efficiency improvements.
Education pathways
This diploma builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Resource Efficiency Practice [Ref: 1920] and has some similarities with the New Zealand Certificate in Resource Efficiency Management [Ref: 1922].
Employment pathways
Graduates are able to work as resource efficiency practitioners within roles such as consultants, programme managers, process engineers and waste minimisation officers.

Graduates wishing to work as Energy Auditors need to meet the requirements of an accrediting body such as the Energy Management Association of New Zealand (EMANZ).To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
N/A
Developed By Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1921
Status Discontinued
Created March 2014
Last Reviewed June 2019
Next Review December 2021

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