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Occupational Qualifications

Skills Programme:

Conservation General Assistant


A learner who has achieved one or more of these unit standards will be able to implement operational knowledge and skills within a conserved area in the subject field of the completed unit standard/s. The course focuses on the skills needed by general field staff of a conserved area. The learner will also be in a position to lead and mentor other learners in the attainment of management objectives in the context of the maintenance and operational aspects of managing a conserved area.

A learner will also be able to make valuable contributions to community development and other community based projects. The qualification has been developed to assist professionalism across the conservation industry.

Exit level outcomes of the programme:

Learners qualifying against the skills programme will be able to:

  • Perform basic field and domestic infrastructural maintenance,
  • Skills associated with protected areas, demonstrate knowledge of conservation ethics,
  • Control and extinguish fires,
  • Combat soil erosion including wildlife fencing etc

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