Southern African Wildlife College

Short Courses

The College offers a range of specialist short courses, either as nationally accredited learning programmes with CATHSSETA or non-accredited needs driven programmes. The short courses include a wide spectrum of wildlife management, nature-based tourism, community-based natural resource management and environmentally-related topics.

These courses are aimed at improving all-round performance and understanding whilst also helping to fill any skills gaps. In doing so, the College also aims to open career opportunities for personnel who do not have the formal qualifications to become protected area natural resource managers. These bridging skills also build capacity and equip personnel with the necessary skills to manage their areas more effectively. A minimum of 10 participants is required for these short courses to run. Please contact the College directly to arrange tailor-made short courses to suit specific training needs.

Types of Short Courses on offer

Please refer to the prospectus on the training programmes menu for more detailed information 

  • Field Ranger Training
  • Nature Guiding
  • Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
  • Advanced GiS for Wildlife Managers
  • Project Management
  • Community Based Natural Resource Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Trans-Frontier Conservation Management
  • Natural Resource Protection
  • Ensuring Ecosystem Integrity
  • Ensuring Effective Management of Protected Areas
  • Environmental Development Plans
  • Protected Area Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • General Assistant
  • Assessor
  • Fire as a Management Tool
  • Tree Identification
  • Housekeeping
  • Tracking
  • Fence Maintenance
  • Wildlife Conflict Management
  • First Aid
  • Front of House

Course Costs

Estimated course rates are per person, based on a minimum number of 10 participants and includes all meals, accommodation (sharing), course material and activities. A single supplement will be charged for requested single accommodation and is subject to availability. Transport to and from the College is excluded and can be quoted separately on request. 

Marilize van der Walt
Wildlife Area Management :: Senior Advisor/ Coordinator
+27 (0)15 793-7336
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