- Iwi, whānau, hapū support and leadership roles
- Working for Māori in the resource management and consultation space
- Advisory role’s around tikanga, kawa and how to build bi- cultural work places
- Iwi monitoring for wāhi tapu
- Environmental restoration roles for community organisation
- Working in forestry
- Roles within the Department of Conservation, from track work, biodiversity work through to education, volunteer and Iwi liaison advisors
- Roles with commercial entities that have a stake in conservation (Genesis Whio Project, Fulton Hogan Takahē Project, etc)
NMIT is the only tertiary institute in the country that works in partnership with Department of Conservation (DOC) to provide graduates with this Kaitiaki Whenua Trainee Ranger programme.
Skills acquired on the programme lead to a range of work opportunities as a ranger and other outdoor occupations.
There are now two delivery models for this programme.
- A full time 10 month programme with marae-based noho throughout the year.
- You will learn key skills on, or near, your main classroom base for up to 3 weeks. You will then move on to bring those skills to one of the iwi, working on a project for that iwi, relating to the newly gained skills.
- The time with iwi is noho marae and includes a deep cultural briefing of the history and teachings of that particular iwi.
- For this intake it is assumed you are already actively connected with your hapu.
- Successful graduates will transition into employment, cadetships or further education.
- A campus based programme that runs Monday to Friday and over one year from June to June.
- As part of the programme you will do a summer work placement as well as off campus training days, usually once a fortnight, to work alongside DOC, regional council staff or to be tutored by experts in specific areas of learning.
- As part of this programme Department of Conservation offer a set number of two year contracts to graduates every year.
- Apply early as interviews start to take place in March and applications close on 30 March prior to the June intake of that year.
Location: Nelson, Richmond and Moturoa
Dates: Project Moturoa 10 February 2020, Trainee Ranger 15 June 2020
Study options: Full Time
Length: 52 Weeks
Total Credits: 120
Fees: $5338 + $240 Student Levy
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