The department offers a range of vocational training and skills development programmes. 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.
All the SAWC’s 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.
The RISE unit falls within the department and focuses on community-based natural resource management and good governance.
RISE works at various sites as a long-term partner in implementing context-driven community engagement programmes. RISE aims to both house and take the College’s Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) work forward. We currently support community programmes in Mozambique, Mpumalanga, and Kwa-Zulu Natal, looking at the wildlife economy, targeted skills development, and environmental education, alongside CBNRM training/facilitation in communities.