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KISHUGU® TRAINING

Perform Conservation Guardianship
Anti-Poaching Course

This short skills programme deals with the carrying out of conservation measures according to operational plans and requirements 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 involved in conservation guardianship will be able to carry out routine security patrols to deter, detect and combat illegal activities within an area of responsibility.

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Conservation and Tourism Courses and Programmes

COURSES

ANTI-POACHING COURSE/CONSERVATION GUARDIANSHIP

This Short Skills Programme 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 involved in conservation guardianship will be able to carry out routine security patrols in order to deter, detect and combat illegal activities within an area of responsibility.

Individuals credited with this unit standard will be able to conduct the gathering of evidence, identify and report on illegal and legal movements in a specific area and will be able to conclude the gathering of evidence and arresting of individuals involved in illegal activities according to required processes and procedures to enable further action within the legal system.

Individuals meeting the requirements of this unit standard will be able to:

  • Conduct patrols in order to collect and interpret information associated with conservation guardianship
  • React appropriately within the law and according to established procedures, in order to counter any illegal activities.
  • Collect evidence in order to prosecute a suspect and present evidence in a court of law.
  • Apply appropriate communication techniques during conservation guardianship operations.

COURSE OUTLINE

Unit Standard – 252452

Conduct patrols to collect and interpret information associated with conservation guardianship.
React appropriately within the law and according to established procedures, to counter any illegal activities.
Collect evidence to prosecute a suspect and present evidence in a court of law.
Apply appropriate communication techniques during conservation guardianship operations.

Cost: Available on request
Duration: 44 Days
Accreditation: Cathsseta, NQF Level 2, Credits 4

It is assumed that a learner entering this qualification will be competent in (*these courses can, however, be taken concurrently with the anti-poaching course if no prior learning is in place):
First Aid Level 3*
Advanced Weapon Handling*
Orientate, navigate, use and create maps in conservation areas*

*This course requires Communication and Mathematical Literacy NQF Level 2. Cost is inclusive of facilitation and training materials. All prices are subject to change. Terms and Conditions Apply.

FIELD GUIDE SKILLS PROGRAMME

This Skills Programme is intended for individuals who would like to become Field Guides. The course is a first step in extending learning and practice at this level into other areas of tourism, or becoming a professional Field Guide

The programme consists of the following unit standards:
8840 – Conduct a guided nature experience in a limited geographical area
8478 – Create a guided experience for customers

Individuals credited with these unit standards will be able to:

  • Identify major living and non-living features of the natural environment in which he/she operates and interpret them at an observation level
  • Create and conduct a local guided tourist experience, based on local natural and cultural resources, that entertains and informs visitors
  • Practice as a tourist guide in a local area, as envisaged in the Tourism Amendment Act. A cathsseta certificate will allow the individual to register as a legal field guide with the National Department of Tourism.

COURSE OUTLINE

Unit Standards – 8840 and 8478

  • Identify prominent plants and animals
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic animal behaviour patterns and ecological principles
  • Identify and interpret obvious signs and sounds
  • Point out and explain evidence of human habitation and briefly relate cultural history
  • Point out the most prominent stars, planets and constellations
  • Demonstrate the ability to orientate him/herself in the
  • Establish needs, limitations and expectations of tourists
  • Identify and assess locally accessible heritage resources and plan a guided experience
  • Provide informed and entertaining commentary
  • Apply a set of professional ethics
  • Ensure the health and safety of tourists on the guided experience with legal requirements
  • Ensure legal requirements pertaining to the guided experience are adhered to
  • Reflect on the guided experience

Cost: Available on request
Duration: 10 Days Theory
Minimum of three months practical/Logbook completion
Final assessment upon learner request
Note: there are also pre-course assignments to be completed before training can commence
Accreditation: Cathsseta, NQF Level 2
Credits: 8840 – 21 and 8478 – 20

It is assumed that a learner entering this qualification will be competent in::
Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1
Ability to communicate fluently in English

NATURE RESERVE GENERAL ASSISTANT

A Nature/Game Reserve General Assistant performs basic field infrastructural maintenance. Skills associated with protected areas, conservation ethics, as well as basic wildland fire fighting, combating of soil-erosion, alien invasive vegetation clearing, wildlife fencing and road maintenance are covered.

Learner will also be able to make valuable contributions to community development and other community based projects.

The programme consists of the following unit standards:
117079 –Identify, explain and demonstrate safety procedures during active wildfire suppression
117082 – Contribute to the suppression of wildfires at basic fire fighting levels
123134 – Herbicide applicator and vegetation management
123238 – Conduct maintenance on herbicide applicators
243189 – Manage personal finance

The following training modules are also covered:
Road and fence maintenance

COURSE OUTLINE

FP & M SETA Unit Standards

SAQA US ID 117079 Identify, explain and demonstrate safety procedures during active wildfire suppression – NQF Lev 1, Credits 2
SAQA US ID 117082 Contribute to the suppression of wildfires at basic fire fighting levels – NQF Lev 1, Credits 2
SAQA US ID 123134 Herbicide applicator and vegetation management – NQF Lev 1, Credits 3
SAQA US ID 123238 Conduct maintenance on herbicide applicators – NQF Lev 2, Credits 2
SAQA US ID 243189 Manage personal finance – NQF Lev1, Credits 8

  • Identify prominent plants and animals

Cost: Available on request
Duration: 12 Days

It is assumed that a learner entering this qualification will be competent in::
Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2

Courses might require a minimum number of participants. Should the minimum number not be met, Kishugu® Training reserves the right to offer an alternative course date.

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