Are you passionate about conserving wildlife both in the wild and in captivity? Are you wanting to know how you can help threatened species and learn how to recover wildlife at risk of extinction? Then this course is for you.
Approximately 200 hours
to complete the course, which has 2 key modules made up of 19 subjects.
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 broad-based introduction to the principles and practices of wildlife conservation and management common to many species around the world, this is the perfect course for someone aspiring to work with or care for wildlife in any field.
2 Key Modules, made up of 19 subjects.
Module 1: Wildlife Conservation (100 hours)
In this course, you will learn how to conduct flora and fauna surveys, learn about wildlife conservation theory, habitat rehabilitation, and threatened species recovery. You will gain knowledge about the different ways you can conserve wildlife, including the impact habitat use and fragmentation can have. You will learn a variety of survey techniques to be used for better understanding wildlife, flora, vegetation and marine life.
Module 2: Wildlife Management (100 hours)
Wildlife management is the manipulation of wild animal populations and their habitats for the benefit of both humans and wildlife. In this course, you will learn to manage wildlife populations in the wild through conservation, habitat management, captive breeding, and more. You will discover and learn about the various methods of wildlife management, from running wildlife parks and reserves, altering and rehabilitating wildlife habitats, pest control, protecting human life and property and managing harvests of wildlife.
For the full subject list, download the course guide.
Each lesson concludes in an assignment which is submitted and marked by your tutor and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments and if necessary, extra reading. Your assessments will usually include case studies, quizzes and written assessments.
This course is a beginner level course and will be useful for people working in wildlife generally.
Wildlife conservation and management jobs may be found in organisations including state and federal wildlife organisations, non-government conservation organisations, academia, consulting companies, professional and scientific societies, zoos and aquariums.
This course may be of interest to people working, or aspiring to work in or as:
› Wildlife Park Ranger
› Wildlife Manager
› Wildlife Feeding and Nutrition
› Environmental Consultation
› Sales and Marketing – Animal Services
› Tourism – Ecotourism
› Education & Policy
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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