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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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  • ZYP8




The skills programmes offered at the College are designed to be occupationally relevant and at the same time are composed of CATHSETTA registered credits which can be used towards a nationally recognised qualification. The training options include:





Dangerous Game Site Guide – NQF 4, TG/DANGAMSITEGD/4/0044

Dangerous Game Site Guide – NQF 2, TG/DANGAMSITEGD/2/0043

Field Ranger (Armed) – NQF 2, 201 FRA, CONS/FIERANGPROTAREA/2/0050

Field Ranger (Unarmed) - NQF 2, 202 FRU

Conservation General Assistant - NQF 2, CONS/CONSGENASS/2/0052

Receptionist - NQF 2, HSP/RECEPT/2/0017

Assistant housekeeping - NQF 2, HSP/ASSHKR/2/0015

Table Attendant - NQF 2, HSP/TBLATT/2/0025

New Venture Creation – NQF 2

For further details please take a look at our Prospectus available on the Training Programmes Menu or alternatively contact the College direclty to be put through the the department responsible for implementing the relevant short course: 

Tel:  (015) 793 7300 / Fax: (015) 793 7314



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