This Programme aims to provide in-depth training in a wide variety of subject areas relating to wildlife management in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of wildlife management. The Programme builds upon Technician Certificate level training by developing knowledge and skills in wildlife biology, ecology and management approaches, as well as providing a more detailed focus on ecological monitoring, community conservation, wildlife utilization, planning and administrative functions. In addition, the Programme aims to develop analytical and critical skills, independence, self-discipline and professionalism in Diploma graduates.
The Diploma in Wildlife Management is designed for those who want to enter 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 Management.
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 Management OR, Technician Certificate (NTA 5) in Wildlife Law Enforcement (subject to content verification to ensure relevancy and compatibility to NTA 6 curriculum)