2 years
Feb Jul
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 23,359
NZD 35,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Diploma programme consists of two years of study with the first year being the Northland Polytechnic Certificate in Sustainable Rural Development (Level 4). The second year of study provides higher level employment opportunities for its graduates by focussing on the knowledge and practical skills for evaluating, presenting, implementing and managing sustainable land based projects suitable for urban or rural communities in the Northland region. The qualification provides a sustainability framework for participants to be able to evaluate their current agricultural and horticultural technical expertise and skills to enhance economic and social advantage in communities which have natural resources but lack the knowledge base to maximise this resource.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants are must complete the Northland Polytechnic Certificate in Sustainable Rural Development (Level 4) or equivalent.

English Entry Requirements

  • Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have and IELTS score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5; or an accepted international equivalence.