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  • Cultivating the Custodians of our Natural Heritage

    I often remember the words of my wonderful friend, companion and mentor, Magqubu Ntombela, as we toiled up the hills in the hot sun Mfolozi Game Reserve. "We are doing the work of God", he would say. "And our reward will come when people realise how important our national parks and game reserves really are....Dr Ian Player, Internationally renowned conservationist...Read more

  • Wildlife Guardian Programme

    In response to the current rhino poaching crisis in South Africa, a joint proposal between the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) and the Game Ranger’s Association of Breitling Replica Watches Africa (GRAA) gave  rise to the Wildlife Guardian Programme. This programme...Read more

  • Conservation and Environmental Bridging Programme

    It is essential for future leaders in conservation to be identified within the school system at an early stage and to be exposed to appropriate training opportunities. This programme is aimed at historically disadvantaged school leavers....Read more

  • Enterprise Development/New Venture Creation

    The future of South Africa's economy does not only lie in the formal sector, but also within the informal SMME sector. This is a growing part of South Africa's economy and requires substantial focus from a developmental perspective. It is essential that communities benefit ...Read more

  • Community Rangers Programme

    Many of our wilderness areas are under the growing threat of increasing population growth, sprawling urbanisation, deepening poverty, encroaching land use, poaching and the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources. It for this reason that...Read more

  • The Sustainable Utilisation Programme – PH Course

    The programme is designed to empower persons from historically disadvantage backgrounds to access an employment sector which, according to the Department of Environmental Affairs, is responsible for making an extremely valuable contribution to the economy...Read more

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The following Further Education and Training Programmes are offered by the College:

National Certificates

The College offers National Certificates in Conservation at NQF Level 2 and 5 recognised by the Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, CATHSETTA. These particular qualifications are officially referred to as learnerships as they are administered through a contract signed by the learner, the employer and the college. All our qualifications are recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and made up of fundamental, core, and elective unit standards which are the building blocks of the qualification. Our learners achieve these qualifications through a combination of training sessions on the college campus and experiential learning in the workplace.   

National Certificate: Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial 

NQF Level  5 – Learnership

National Certificate: Professional Hunting

NQF Level  4 - Learnership

National Certificate: Nature Conservation: Resource Guardianship 

NQF Level  2 - Learnership

National Certificate: Accommodation Services

NQF Level  2 - Learnership

For further details please take a look at our Prospectus available on the Training Programmes Menu or alternatively contact:

Christopher Kafoteka - Business Unit Manager: Community, Youth Development and Access (Learnerships)

Tel:  (015) 793 7325 / Fax: (015) 793 7314

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