This programme is intended for persons who will be informed about hospitality and can guide wildlife tourists by interpreting natural, cultural, aesthetic and historical areas. The programme also aims at providing knowledge, skills, attributes and attitudes that will enable graduates to administer professional hunting and tour guiding. In addition, the programme aims to develop discipline, communication skills, an ability to understand and follow instructions and professionalism in Diploma graduates. The holder of the qualification will be able to apply skills and knowledge in a range of activities, some of which are non-routine and be able to assume operational responsibilities.
The Diploma in Wildlife Tourism is designed for those wishing to enroll in NTA Level 7 or work in middle ranks of wildlife or natural resource management agencies, NGOs and private sector organizations. This Programme is taught by the Department of Wildlife Tourism.
This is a one-year programme. It runs from September to June for each academic year.
Training approaches include lectures, interactive structured lectures, directed and self-directed study, student presentations, field and College-based practical training exercises. Students participate in safari modules.
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.
Minimum entry qualification is possession of Technician Certificate (NTA 5) in Wildlife Tourism OR, Technician Certificate (NTA 5) in Tour Guiding (subject to content verification to ensure relevancy and compatibility to NTA 6 curriculum)