COURSE: 3 YEAR ADVANCED NATURE GUIDING AND WIL...

Bhejane Nature Training KZN
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Duration:
3 Years Full Time

3 Year Advanced Nature Guiding and Wildlife Conservation


OVERVIEW

While there are various conservation and tourism diploma courses available, there are no comprehensive diploma courses available for students that are serious about a career as a professional nature guide. Many guides complete short courses only to spend two fleeting years in an industry for which they are not adequately prepared in order to sufficiently grow and promote themselves.  In addition, school leavers may find that after completing a shorter course, they are not yet able to start working as they have to wait  to turn 21 to register as a guide.  By completing this 3 year programme, you are guaranteed to enter the job market as an exceptionally qualfied guide with current and relevant experience and a level of competence that far exceeds that of other entry level guides.

The programme provides the more practical, yet serious career student with a well structured academic and practical programme, that includes the full range of knowledge and skills required by guides to succeed in the dynamic wildlife tourism and conservation industries.

The Bhejane Advanced Nature Guiding and Wildlife Conservation 3 Year programme, is the only one of its kind in the industry, and has been developed to most accurately meet the demands of the Wildlife Tourism Industry for the employment of Professional Guides, Conservation Research and Field Assistants,  and conservation entrepreneurs.

This unique programme ensures a qualification that will adequately prepare the student for a career in Guiding and Conservation with a focus on developing the knowledge and skills needed to be a versatile and knowledgeable guide, that can fill responsible positions above those of entry level guides. It is also the only programme of its kind that prepares the student to work in both terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

The programme has been designed with a panel of advisors and industry partners that include Wildlife Act, WWF-SA, FGASA and local lodges and reserves.

 































































































































DURATION
3 Years

  • 2 years theory and practical training




  • 1 year industry practical placement


(Subject to succesful completion of all modules)
2012 COURSE INTAKE2012 COURSE DATES
Year 1: R145 000

  • 2012 Course starts on the 30th January


Year 2: R95 000
Year 3: No additional fees
INCLUDED IN COURSE FEEEXCLUDED
Meals and accomodationPersonal equipment (binoculars etc.)
UniformField reference books
Professional body registrations andassesments. (FGASA, PADI etc.)
Dive gear, rifle hire, ammunition
Uniform and course manuals
Syllabus Year 1Year 2
Animal Studies 1Animal Studies II
Plant Studies 1Plant Studies II
Ecology 1Ecology II
Conservation Principles and EthicsReserve Management Practice II
Reserve Management Practice 1Conservation Guardianship and Wildlife Monitoring II
Conservation Guardianship and Wildlife Monitoring IFGASA Birding Specialist
Communication and Guest EttiquetteGeography for Guiding II
Geography for GuidingFGASA Level 2 Theory
FGASA level 1 TerrestrialAdvanced Marine and Coastal Guiding
FGASA Level 1 MarineTrails Guiding Practical
FGASA Back-up Trails GuideLeadership Skills and Tourism Entrepreneurship
YEAR 3 Practical PlacementGraduation occurs only after successful completion of all 3 years.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Matric or equivalent qualificationMinimum age of 18
Good level of mental and physical fitnessDriver’s Licence
Study Visa (international students)Must be able to swim to complete Marine Guiding
Acceptance may be subject to an admission interview.

 

For more information and to apply visit Bhejane Nature Training