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Pukaha Taster Course

Pukaha Taster Course

We are all kaitiaki, guardians of the land, and now you have the chance to experience what it would be like to train and work in conservation.

A photo of the pathway between tall trees at the Pukaha wildlife centre with Pukaha and UCOL branding on lower left side of the image.
Quick info

Locations: Wairarapa (Pūkaha Mt Bruce)

Duration: One week

Starts 14 Dec 2020

Domestic Fees: *
Fees FreeScholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

UCOL and Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre are offering a one-week taster course where you can come and see what life would be like as a qualified conservationist.

You will learn about wildlife identification, understanding the flora and fauna of Pūkaha, predator control and more.

This is a free course and includes transport from UCOL Wairarapa to Pūkaha!

Places are very limited, so get in touch and grab your spot today.

How to register
Contact us through the "Need Some Advice" button on the right, or you can chat to us by phoning 0800 GO UCOL (0800 468 265).

Pūkaha is also offering two $500 scholarships to support their initial students. Apply here.

COVID-19 Vaccinations:

Under the COVID-19 protection framework, Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre requires all twelve or older visitors to present a COVID My Vaccine Pass for entering the centre. In order to complete this programme you need to attend classes at Pūkaha, therefore a My Vaccine Pass is required in order to enrol in this programme.

Read more about this on and UCOL's general Vaccination requirements 

 Career & Study Outcomes

You will be able to identify wildlife, understand the flora and fauna of Pūkaha, predator control and more.

If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

 Domestic Entry Requirements

No prior academic qualification is required, however participants must be physically fit and be 18 years old or over.


For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details