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Higher Certificate | 1 Year | NQF 5 (120 credits) | SAQA ID 63712

About

The Nature Management programme is designed to equip students with knowledge of and competence in the application of modern management principles in the field of Nature Management. Students are trained to be knowledgeable, capable managers and management assistants, who will contribute to the economic potential of our country’s natural resources in a responsible, sustainable manner, and to produce well rounded, trained individuals who can make a positive contribution to society. After qualifying, students will be able to independently carry out essential tasks, make decisions and solve problems in the fields of game farm management, reserve management and in the management of natural areas.

Ideal for...

Individuals who:

  • feels passionate for South Africa’s incredibly rich natural heritage and wants to pursue a career in which they can contribute to protecting and managing this heritage
  • wants to be involved in managing game ranches and nature reserves
  • are involved in nature conservation and wants to obtain a formal qualification
Admission Requirements

NSC (Gr 12) with entrance to Higher Certificate studies or National Certificate (Vocational) with the minimum requirements for entrance to Higher Certificate studies, as specified by UMALUSI (40% in language of instruction)

Career Opportunities
  • Assistant Game Ranger
  • Assistant Game Farm Manager
  • Field guide
  • Animal Rehabilitation & Breeding
  • Professional Hunter
Curriculum
Year 1
  • Animal Diseases
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science
  • Ecology
  • Game Ranch Management
  • Conservation Communication
  • Animal Studies
  • Conservation Development
Compulsory Extras
  • Field Guide (FGASA)
  • First Aid (Level 1)
Optional Extras
  • Professional Hunter
  • Snake Identification and Handling
Further Studies

Entry into Diploma studies in Nature Management (60% average in HC & selection interview)

Experience based learning (WIL) of 7 months towards entry to Diploma Nature Management

Nature Management (HC) is offered as a:

  • Full Time Programme