Diploma in Nature Conservation

3 years duration

This qualification develops competent conservation officers who support conservators and resource managers, applying technical knowledge to interpret natural resource data. It enhances professional competence in nature conservation, contributing to sustainable resource utilization and economic development. It provides accessible opportunities for individual development through online and distance learning.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop competent conservation officers who can provide support to conservators and resource managers or actively participate in management functions in natural resource management areas. Qualifying learners will be able to apply acquired technical and scientific knowledge, skills and attitudes, to interpret observations made and information and data gathered, regarding natural resources. This qualification aims to enhance professional competence in the field of nature conservation on local, regional and national levels by providing the conservation industry with persons who are able to participate in ecosystems' management, environmental education and ecotourism. This, in turn, will contribute to sustainable and responsible utilisation of natural resources in Africa, thus contributing to economic development. It further aims to advance social and economic transformation by providing accessible opportunities for individual, career and entrepreneurial development for people from all social and cultural groups. This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

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UNISA, short for the University of South Africa, is a distance education institution based in South Africa. It is the largest university on the African continent and offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of study. UNISA provides flexible learning options, allowing students to study at their own pace and from anywhere in the world. The university is known for its commitment to providing accessible and affordable education to a diverse student population. UNISA also conducts research and collaborates with other institutions to contribute to the development of knowledge and skills in South Africa and beyond.
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