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


Skills Active and NZRA are pleased to introduce the National Certificate in Parks and Reserves (Park Ranger). This qualification has been developed for people currently working as Park Rangers and Park Officers so they can develop their career in the exciting and rewarding parks and reserves industry.


Who is this qualification for?

Park Rangers and Park Officers are guardians of the outdoor environment and the plants and animals in it. They play an important role in protecting, restoring and preserving all aspects of our unique natural, historical and cultural areas. They enhance opportunities for New Zealanders and international visitors to experience the outdoors, in forests, coasts, wetlands, farms, national, maritime, regional and urban parks, and much more.


If you are just starting your career, it will take you approximately 12 months to complete this qualification.


What’s involved?

The National Certificate in Parks and Reserves (Park Ranger) – Level 3 covers the skills you need to provide safe and effective park services. These include:

  • Park knowledge and communication skills

  • Health and safety

  • Plants and animals in your park area

  • The Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi

  • Elective Field Skills - Choose from a wide range of field skills.

This qualification will take up to 10 months to complete.


Costs - Refer to the fee schedule

This cost includes learning and assessment resources, registration of achievement and Learning Support Advisor contact visits.


There will be additional costs involved for external training and assessment to cover the selected field skills.


Click here to view or download the Park Ranger brochure.


Click here to view the Learning and Assessment Plan for this qualification.

Click here to download a copy of our Training Agreement.


Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) Assessment
To view our RCC assessment process for this qualification please 
click here.

Contact your Skills Active Learning Support Advisor to find out more about this qualification.