Technician Certificate in Wildlife Tourism

This Programme is intended for persons guiding tourists and interprets natural, cultural and historical resources. The Programme also aims to develop discipline, communication skills, and ability to understand and follow instructions and professionalism to Certificate graduates.

Target Students         

The Technician Certificates in Wildlife Tourism is designed for those who want to enter NTA Level 6 or work in lower ranks of wildlife or Natural Resources management agencies, NGOs and Private sector organizations. This Programme is taught by the Department of Wildlife Tourism.

Programme Duration

This is a one-year Programme. It runs from September to June for each academic year.

Training Methodology

Training approaches includes lectures, Interactive structured lectures, directed and self-directed studies, student’s presentation, field and college based practical training exercises. Students participate in safari modules.

Programme Assessment and Award

Students must gain 120 credits to be eligible for the award of Technician Certificate. These Credits are gained through passing all assessed Technician Certificate modules. In order to pass Technician Certificate modules, students must achieve a final module mark of not less than 50% (Continuous Assessments and final Examination) and in addition, pass the final examination by at least 50%. Module assessment is based on a mixture of practical exercises, written assignments group and Individual exercises reports, and final examinations. Module continuous assessment is 60% and the final examination is 40% of the final module mark, unless stated otherwise.

Entry Qualifications

Minimum entry qualification is EITHER possession  of Advanced  Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) from National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) with minimum one principal and one subsidiary passes in the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Mathematics, Agriculture, English, Nutrition, History,  Commerce, Economics, Environment, Tourism  and related subjects OR, Possession of Certificate equivalent to NTA 4 from the institutions recognized by NACTE in the following areas: WildlifeManagement, Wildlife Tourism,Beekeeping, Forestry, Fisheries, Livestock Production, Agriculture, Tour Guiding and Interpretation, Law Enforcement and/or related fields.