Are you passionate about the environment? Do you love spending time in wildlife parks and nature reserves? Want to know how to design a picnic ground or nature trail? Do you want to learn more about what makes a healthy natural ecosystem? Then this course is for you.
Approximately 200 hours
to complete the course, which
has 2 key modules made up of
There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.
Upon completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
Online, flexible learning at
your own pace.
Availability of Content
12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)
Designed to give you a holistic and comprehensive introduction into nature park management, you will learn about natural environments, and the management of zoos, wildlife parks and nature reserves. You will develop an understanding of basic ecological principles, nature park design, soil management, plant maintenance and land rehabilitation, to provide you the skills and knowledge you need to successfully manage a nature park or reserve
Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 22 subjects each.
Module 1: Nature Park Management I (100 hours)
Throughout this course, you will learn about natural environments, and the management of zoos, wildlife parks and nature reserves. You will develop an understanding of basic ecological principles, nature park design, soil management, plant maintenance and land rehabilitation, to lay foundations to work in management of wilderness areas, national parks, camp and picnic grounds and reserves.
Module 2: Nature Park Management II (100 hours)
This course was designed to build further on from Nature Park Management I, with an additional focus on indigenous plants and using them to create natural, balanced ecosystems. You will learn about Indigenous plants and how to create a natural ecosystem. You will also discover how to create nature trails, build rockeries and pathways, construct ponds and watercourses and learn how to design picnic grounds.
For the full subject list, download the course guide.
Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.
You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.
This is a beginner level course and may be useful for people aspiring to work in nature parks and reserves, in managerial or technical positions.
This course may equally be of interest to people working, or aspiring to work in:
› Land management
› Nature parks and reserves & gardens
If you have a specific job in mind, it is important that you research exactly what is required before enrolling in a course. Different roles will require different skills, qualifications and recognition. If you are unsure, one of our course advisors will be able to help you with this.
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