Course details

National Certificate in Parks and Reserves (Park Ranger) (Level 3)
NZQF Level 3

About the course

The National Certificate in Parks and Reserves (Park Ranger) (Level 3) is for people working in a recreational or natural park area. The focus is on a broad practical skill base and the competencies needed to provide safe parks services.

The compulsory section includes knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in te ao turoa, dealing with compliance issues, basic construction skills, maintenance of tracks, communication skills, park history and legislation, and customer service. The elective includes a large list of standards enabling candidates to tailor the qualification to their own working requirements and is intended as a stepping stone to further training.

This qualification shares many standards with the National Certificate in Conservation (Trainee Ranger) [Ref: 0642] and is designed to recognise broad transferable and generic skills as well as specialised industry skills. It also provides a meaningful pathway to higher level qualifications for both Department of Conservation workers and Regional and Local Authority park rangers.

About the provider

Manukau Institute of Technology is a leader in technical and vocational education, delivering a range of academic qualifications from certificate to degree level. Each year 20,000 students, including 1,900 international students, choose to study with us.

The Institute is located in Manukau City in Auckland, the gateway to New Zealand. Continuing growth in both population and economy brings job opportunities for students and graduates alike.

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