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Trainee Ranger Programme

doc-logTe Ara Poutama is part of the joint project with the Department of Conservation Te Ara Whakamua/Pathway to the Future which aims to get more Ngāi Tahu working within the Department.

Te Rūnanga contributes half the fee component for two positions on the Department of Conservation Trainee Ranger course delivered by Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) (based in Nelson).

Step 1:  To be eligible for this supported funding – you will need to be accepted and enrolled on the DoC Trainee Ranger course delivered by NMIT (based in Nelson).

Full and further programme details can be found on www.nmit.ac.nz – search for Trainee Ranger.

Te Rūnanga can assist you with your application and preparing your CV – as getting onto the course is the most important step!

Programme structure:

  • A full-time 52-week programme (including placement), based in Nelson
  • First semester: June to October
  • Second Semester: End of February to end of June
  • During the summer vacation, (between mid-October and mid-February) students will be expected to undertake paid work at a Department of Conservation location within New Zealand for approximately 3 – 4 months.

Qualifications will you need:  If you are under 20 years:

  • NCEA Level 2 with credits in maths, science or English (or equivalent)

If you are over 20 years

  • There are no minimum academic requirements

All applicants will need to have and display;

  • A full manual driver’s licence
  • Capability of participating in the work-based training components of the programme
  • Demonstration of likelihood of success on the programme – by submission of a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae outlining interests, experience and academic ability and an interview

Prior learning or experience may also be recognised towards your programme of study.

Closing date to apply for the NMIT

Trainee Ranger Certificate is 31 March each year.