Course Catalogue

Accredited Courses

TRAILS MANAGEMENT

Trail sustainability, is much more possible with a programmatic approach to trail management. This type of approach integrates planning, construction, maintenance, and monitoring and evaluation and links each of these activities through continual feedback and interaction. Trails are historically the most widespread routes of travel throughout the world. In some settings, particularly parks and protected areas (PA), trails may be the only means of access.

SOIL EROSION

Soil erosion is the displacement of the upper layer of soil and it is a form of soil degradation. This natural process can be caused by the dynamic activity of erosive agents, like water, wind, plants, animals, and humans. Soil erosion may be a slow process that continues relatively unnoticed, or it may occur at an alarming rate causing a serious loss of topsoil. Human activities have increased by 10 – 50 times the rate at which erosion occurs globally.

CUT FELLED TIMBER USING A CHAINSAW & MAINTENANCE

Demonstrate knowledge of chainsaw parts and basic mechanics. External components of a chainsaw and their functions are explained in terms of industry-accepted standards. The qualifying learner is capable of demonstrate knowledge of chainsaw parts and basic mechanics, demonstrate knowledge of safety during chainsaw use, prepare and start a chainsaw and cut felled timber with a chainsaw.

MANAGE A CREW DURING WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION

This unit standard is intended for line managers of wildlife crews. credited people will be able to effectively handle challenges encountered during wildfire suppression. People credited will be able to explain the terms, concepts and goals for managing the wildfire problem in Southern Africa, interpret the three dimensions of the wildfire management plan, carry out pre-fire procedures, respond to a fire call out, and carry out post fire procedures

OPERATE BRUSH-CUTTERS IN COMMERCIAL FORESTRY

The brush cutter machine is a dangerous piece of equipment. It is a high-speed, fast cutting power tool and if it is not used correctly, it can cause injury and sometimes even death to the operator, as well as to other people, animals or property close to the area of work. People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare to operate the brush-cutter, demonstrate operating techniques and methods of brush-cutting and maintain equipment.

FORESTRY MAP READING

Maps are pictures or representations of the Earth's surface. They show how places are related to each other by distance, direction, and size. Maps are a way of showing a part of the Earth's surface on a flat piece of paper. Different map types are identified and explained in accordance with Industry standards. This unit standard is for people required to use forestry maps. Credited people will be able to, read and interpret different maps, and apply map-reading skills as it relates to forestry.

ADVENTURE BASED LEARNING

In the context of creating a learning pathway for Adventure Based Learning practitioners, this qualification is intended to lead on from the FETC Adventure Based Learning. Adventure Based Learning practitioners at this level should be aware of the unique physical and safety demands of this alternative environment. This qualification will provide standards for safe and effective programme planning and implementation.

ECO RANGER

Eco-ranger as an emerging occupation takes occupational tasks from field rangers and has in the main, both biodiversity conservation and monitoring as its main responsibilities. Unlike field ranger that is about protection of wildlife inside the protected areas, the Eco-ranger responsibilities further encompasses both plant and animal species as important components in the ecosystem both inside and outside of protected areas.

NATURAL RESOURCE GUARDIANSHIP: TERRESTRIAL (NQF4)

Learners who have achieved this qualification will be able to perform a multiple set of roles and functions in order to assist with the management of a designated conservation area. Individuals will play a supportive role in the day-to-day management of the area, assisting senior officials in the implementation of conservation management plans through applying natural resource guardianship principles.

NATURAL RESOURCE GUARDIANSHIP (NQF2)

This unit standard is intended for individuals dealing with the carrying out of conservation measures according to operational plans and requirements in order to protect the natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations and in doing so, providing a safe environment which enhances tourism and other activities in the nature conservation environment. Individuals in conservation guardianship will also be able to do routine security patrols.

FIELD RANGER SKILLS PROGRAMME

Field Ranger supports and assists the Reserve managers/ Section Ranger in protecting the integrity of the area in line with the legislation, management plans, rules and guidelines through patrolling the section, gathering information, applying law and order and assisting with repairs to structures. This unit enables the understanding of the way in which the natural world functions at a basic level to support the conducting of Nature Conservation activities.

TOURIST GUIDING NATIONAL CERTIFICATE

A qualifying learner who has achieved this qualification will be able to create and conduct a short-guided experience, based on local natural and cultural resources, that entertains and informs visitors. This qualification will enable the learner to be a competent guide operating within a local area. A qualifying learner will provide quality experiences to tourists and thus strengthen the profession and tourism in general.

CULTURAL SITE GUIDE SKILLS PROGRAMME

The achieving learner will be able to create and conduct short local tours with an emphasis on heritage or cultural resources that will inform and entertain visitors. The tourist experience will reflect a commitment to authenticity; multiple perspectives on events, people and places avoid simple stereotyping and respect the integrity of the resources. Assess the needs, limitations, interests and expectations of culturally diverse tour groups and adapt accordingly.

NATURE SITE GUIDE SKILLS PROGRAMME

During human history there has always existed the social element of wanting to escape from it all temporarily, leaving the home scene behind as a prime motive without being very much worried about where to go; but preferably to an environment more agreeable than the daily grind. In the case of tourism this motive forms the basis for the desire to travel and includes the generation of a need, their interactions with and influences on tourism and its markets.