Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Graduate Diploma in Resource Management
Qualification Type Graduate Diploma
Level 7
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The aim of this Graduate Diploma is to prepare students 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. The students will gain advanced skills in analysis, critique, collaboration, and problem solving so they can compose and devise new methods in resource and environmental management. They will learn to exercise critical and independent judgement, be able to use a range of technologies and integrate new information into their lives and that of others. The Graduate Diploma in Resource Management applies a multi-disciplinary approach to knowledge and it will encourage the students to develop outstanding research and communication skills. They will take part in a self-directed industry project where they will work with, and relate to, people in a wide range of communities. The goal of our teaching professionals is to enhance and develop resource management so the students will increase their professionalism and understand their own personal limitations so much so that their skills will be applicable not only here in New Zealand but also in a global context.
Graduate profile
After successful completion of this qualification, students will know and be able to: Summarise a broad understanding of resource management and the challenges we face in the future; Assess and evaluate the main causes of environmental and resource management issues; Apply sustainable management techniques to conserve and protect natural resources; Solve work-based issues using a cooperative approach with the participation of stakeholders working together to find sustainable solutions; Produce, analyse and synthesise information that will contribute to well-informed environmental management practices; 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; Compare economic, ethical and environmental principles and concepts related to resource management.
Education pathways
Students can continue their study with another provider to: Postgraduate Diploma or Honours Degree in Environmental Science, Master of Science or PhD.
Employment pathways
This qualification prepares students for the following careers and/or employment opportunities: Resource Managers (with skills in Resource Consents and EIA Planning in the public and private sector), Biology and conservation technician/advisor (e.g. DOC, tertiary institutions, CRI's), Environmental consultant/advisor, Restoration Ecologist - researcher, technician, Forest Managers, Land Managers (farmers, foresters, local and national authorities, regional city and district councils), Ecotourism and recreational Operators, Policy analyst and lawyer dealing with environmental issues, Sustainability Officer, Journalism and public relations awareness- environmental media, with the United Nations and Big International NGO's.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with Waiariki's academic regulations included in the 2012 Academic Statute
Education Organisation Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3405
Status Current
Created March 2016
Next Review December 2016
Content
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.

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