Academic Content Development

Academic Content Development

This unit is responsible for four main functions:

  • To assist the training departments with lecturing and training,
  • To manage the teaching portfolios of lecturers and trainers – these trainers are sourced internally and externally based on their expertise.
  • To manage the academic content of the Higher Education and Training programmes. This includes the recently developed three-year Diploma in Natural Resource Management, which will be offered for the first time in 2022 following a rigorous development and accreditation process.  
  • To develop course material wherever the need may arise.

Furthermore, the unit is also involved in research and supervising postgraduate research projects that link into the best practice and applied learning philosophies of the College.

The three-year Diploma in Applied Natural Resource Management, is the biggest project in the unit is developing. The first two years of the diploma will be done online, with support from trainers/specialists in the field, and the third year will be practical and applied at the SAWC campus within the Greater Kruger National Park. The diploma programme will replace the current year-long Advanced Certificate in Nature Conservation, with the Higher National Certificate in Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial becoming the feeder into the three-year diploma offering.  

The following modules will be part of the curriculum:

  • Conservation Technology
  • Biology
  • Social Ecology I & II
  • Sustainable Development I & II
  • Conservation Business Administration I & II
  • Natural Resource Management I & II
  • Resource Protection

This qualification will be registered with the Council of Higher Education and students will be able to enrol as of August 2021 for the 2022 academic year.

Department Contact Info

Academic Content Development

Dr, Yolanda Pretorius
ypretorius(at)sawc.org.za

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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