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Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street

Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be a change-maker in sustainability.

This unique programme is designed for individuals who are seeking an in-depth professional development opportunity that will enable them to become an agent for change in sustainable practice.

It will enable you to explore sustainable practice through a focus on relationships between policy and practice, research, and multi-disciplinary project work. You'll also develop and apply advanced understandings of the theories, driving forces and worldviews (including Te Ao Māori) that relate to sustainable practice within the context of your discipline-specific knowledge.

The programme facilitates collaboration and innovation and applies an interdisciplinary framework to address complex sustainability problems. Upon completion of the programme you 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. Part-time up to 3 years.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,630 - $7,140 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$24,770 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,700 - $7,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$25,510 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021

A Bachelor's degree or Graduate Certificate or Diploma in relevant subject areas.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • 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.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.5 Academic

  • 6.0 Listening
  • 6.0 Reading
  • 6.0 Writing
  • 6.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

Employment opportunities are continually evolving to respond to new, emerging and existing sustainability problems and solutions. Many current jobs require capability in sustainable practice. These include jobs in product design and production systems, hospitality and tourism, engineering and architecture, education, non-government organisations, primary industries and business.

Study pathways

You can further your studies with the Master of Sustainable Practice (Level 9).

Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be a change-maker in sustainability.

Information
Type Postgraduate
Code CH4068
Next Starts February 2021
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date NULL
Credits 120
Level 8
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH4068-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,630 - $7,140 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$24,770 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,700 - $7,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$25,510 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice - Feb 2021 - Christchurch
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Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice - Jul 2021 - Christchurch
Start date: 12 July 2021
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With an internationally-recognised Ara qualification, the world is your oyster. Our graduates can be found working and making a difference across the globe…

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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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