These online courses can be done by anyone, anytime, and are free of charge.
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This free online course provides a broad understanding of the fundamentals of biodiversity and DOC’s management approach. This understanding is vital for anyone who works in conservation.
Take this free online course to understand what heritage is and learn about the core principles we follow to manage and protect New Zealand’s heritage.
This free online course explains how to do field observations and record data using different field tools - maps, compasses, hip chains, altimeters, global positioning system (GPS) units and inclinometers
This free online course explains the 7 principles of the Leave No Trace organisation.
This free online course explains the equipment required and techniques used to track wildlife in the field.
The Animal Ecology course is a free online course covering the differences between native and introduced animal species, how animals interact with each other, and why long-term predator control is vital.
The Bird Identification online course will help you identify the 10 New Zealand forest birds most commonly recorded during five minute bird counts.
This free online VHF radio course provides an understanding of VHF radio principles and explains how to use handheld and mobile radios. It also covers how to set up portable repeater units.
This free online course teaches you about concessions, who needs one and why they are an important part of conservation.
This free online course explains recreation management on public conservation land with the goal of getting more people participating in the outdoors.
This free online course demonstrates the application of ‘best practice’ for a range of avian veterinary techniques in use with New Zealand birds.
This free online course has been developed to introduce you to the concept of biosecurity and how it relates to DOC's core work. You'll find out where you fit in and how you can make a difference.
Get a job with DOC to help make New Zealand the greatest living space on earth.
Register for face-to-face practical courses suitable for anyone that wants to work or volunteer in conservation.
Get involved with DOC volunteer activities in your region.