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3 Year Diploma: NQF-6 (364 credits) SAQA ID 62690

More About Nature Management

The Nature Management programme is designed to equip students with knowledge of and competence in the application of modern management principles in the field of Nature Management. Students are trained to be knowledgeable, capable managers and management assistants, who will contribute to the economic potential of our country’s natural resources in a responsible, sustainable manner, and to produce well rounded, trained individuals who can make a positive contribution to society. After qualifying, students will be able to independently carry out essential tasks, make decisions and solve problems in the fields of game farm management, reserve management and in the management of natural areas.

Curriculum

Year 1
  • Animal Studies
  • Veld Management
  • Ecology
  • Game Ranch Management
  • Conservation Communication
  • Biology
  • Conservation Development
  • Soil Science
Year 2
  • Veld Management
  • Animal Studies
  • Animal Health
  • Conservation Development
  • Conservation Communication
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Statistics
  • Resort Management
Year 3
  • Veld Management
  • Animal Studies
  • Game Ranch Management
  • Human Dimension
  • Experiential Learning
 

Entrance Requirements

National Senior Certificate (Gr 12) or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 40% in the language of instruction AS WELL AS 40% in Mathematics or 70% in Mathematical Literacy PLUS

a minimum of 40% in the following subjects: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences

OR

  • 40% in 2 of the subjects above and 50% in any 1 other subject (excluding Life Orientation),

OR

  • 40% in 1 of the subjects above and 50% in any 2 other subjects (excluding Life Orientation),

OR

  • 50% in any 3 other subjects (excluding Life Orientation),

OR 

    A Higher Certificate in Nature Management or equivalent, subject to an average of 60% or better per subject and a selection interview.

    Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

    Year 3: 10 months on a game ranch or nature reserve with supervisor visit, 3 projects per subject and final presentation

    Career Opportunities

    • Manager of private game ranch or reserve
    • Game capture and transport
    • Professional Hunter
    • Veld Rehabilitation and Game Breeding

    Included Additional Courses

    • Field Guide (FGASA)
    • First Aid (Level 1)

    Optional Additional Courses

    • Professional Hunter
    • Snake Identification and Handling
    • Rifle Handling

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