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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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Applicants are required to complete the course application form indicating the programme they intend applying for. This form should be submitted to the College, addressed to the relevant Manager together with all the accompanying documentation stipulated on the application form. No online applications will be considered. 





For the Certificate Course Programmes, all students are required to obtain a letter of endorsement from the Human Resource or Training Manager of their respective organisations before their application will be considered by the College.


For the Conservation and Environmental Education Bridging Course, learners are drawn from local community schools that are registered with the WESSA/WWF eco-schools programme. The eco-schools programme provides a foundation for environmental education that encourages whole-school improvement through better environmental learning and management of the school environment. The Conservation and Environmental Education course offered by the Wildlife College enables learners to build on this foundation and acquire conservation and environmental knowledge as well as practice in the wildlife industry. 




Application Form HET Certificate Courses


Application Form Programmes


Registration Form HET Certificate Courses


Registration Form Programmes


Youth Access Programme: Course Outline


Application form Bridging Course 2017



For further information on:

HET Certificate Programmes, please contact:

The Higher Education and Training Department

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



FET Programmes, please contact the relevant department as noted in the Prospectus or contact:


The Further Education and Training Department


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



The Wildlife Guardian Programme/ Field Ranger Training, please contact:

The Programmes Department

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


 Learnerships and Skills Programmes, please contact:

The Southern African Wildlife College – Programmes Department

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


The Bridging Course or on Community Projects, please contact:

The Southern African Wildlife College – Community Liaison Office

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

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