The Southern African Wildlife College’s Higher Education and Training (HET) Programme presented its first twelve-month certificate in Nature Conservation in 1998. Soon afterwards a second, more advanced, twelve-month certificate was developed. To date more than one thousand students from conservation organisations across Africa have graduated from both these HET courses. Both HET qualifications have been approved by the Council of Higher Education of South Africa.
The Natural Resource management Qualifications Department strives towards maintaining a healthy balance between theory and practice with a strong emphasis on Applied Learning. As the College is based within the Greater Kruger National Park, students acquire hands-on experience in all aspects to nature conservation during their training. Furthermore, a Work Integrated Learning project bridges the gap between classroom learning and workplace reality.