Graduates of Pūtake Taiao can pathway to:

Internal pathways

  • Kai Oranga (Level 4)
  • Te Aka Pūtaiao (Kaupae5)
  • Bachelor of Humanities (Level 7)

External pathways

  • Rūmakihia te Taiao (Kaupae 6) New Zealand Diploma in Māori Environment Management (Kaupae 6)
  • Te Mana Ao Turoa (Taiao) Bachelor of Māori Advancement (Environment) (Level 7)
  • Further study at higher levels in the fields of conservation, environmental management, resource management and iwi environmental management.

Career Opportunities

  • Sustainable Development Advisor
  • Environment Monitor
  • Environmental Policy Advisor/Writer
  • Sustainable Practice Consultant
  • Parakore Consultant
  • Sustainability Innovator
  • Sustainability officers for Councils
  • Sustainability Educator in Schools
  • Farming and Land Management Consultant
  • Environmental Researcher
  • Field Researcher
  • Field Analyst


This qualification will also provide excellent professional development and networking opportunities for:

  • Council Members
  • School Teachers and Tutors
  • Entrepreneurs and Innovators
  • Social Enterprises
  • Māori Trust Board Members
  • Current Sustainability Advisors


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