Southern African Wildlife College Online Application Form 2023/2024 | Apply Now!

Southern African Wildlife College Online Application Form 2023/2024, Courses Offered, Admission Requirements, Prospectus, and How to apply for Southern African Wildlife College admission 2023 intake. 

This is to inform the general public and prospective students that the Southern African Wildlife College online application form 2023 has been opened for enrollment.

Southern African Wildlife College offers courses for Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Diploma, and Certificate programs and has a serene study environment.

Southern African Wildlife College Online Application 2023 | How to Apply.

Applications to the Southern African Wildlife College for the 2023 admission year are open for Postgraduate, Certificate, Diploma, and Undergraduate applicants. Prospective applicants can apply now the applications are available for submission.

Before applying for admission at The Southern African Wildlife College;

  • Make sure you meet the admission requirements and the required academic points score for your chosen qualification.
  • Know your choice of course to study
  • Have Valid Contact Details: Ensure that you have a valid cellphone number and email address.
  • Prepared Your Documents: These documents will be required from students applying to study at the Southern African Wildlife College for the first time. You will need to upload them as part of your application so make sure you have the following before you begin the online process.

All students who wish to apply for admission at the Southern African Wildlife College are recommended to have the following essential documents/attachments (scanned & uploaded to an electronic device)

  • Copy of your school qualifications (e.g. Senior Certificate, National Senior Certificate)
  • Copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (internet copies will not be accepted)
  • Copy of your ID document or ID/passport (international students)
  • Copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
  • Sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans

See Also: Southern African Wildlife College Prospectus 2023 PDF Download.

List of Courses Offered at Southern African Wildlife College

Below is the list of courses that you can study at the Southern African Wildlife College:

  • NQF 4 Certificate in Professional Hunting
  • Skills Programme: Conservation General Assistant
  • Skills Programme: Field Ranger Protected Area (Unarmed)
  • Skills Programme: Field Ranger Law Enforcement Armed and Unarmed
  • Skills Programme: Dangerous Game Site Guide: Level 4
  • Skills Programme: Dangerous Game Site Guide: Level 2
  • National Certificate: Nature Conservation: Resource Guardianship
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Professional Hunting
  • National Certificate: Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial

Southern African Wildlife College Short Courses

  • SMART – Spatial Monitoring & Research Tool
  • Computer Skills
  • Field Guiding: View Potentially Dangerous Animals
  • Law Enforcement: Conservation Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement: Ensuring Ecosystem Integrity
  • Law Enforcement: Track a Person in a Natural Environment
  • Law Enforcement: Natural Resource Protection
  • People and Conservation: Cultural Heritage Management
  • People and Conservation: Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM)
  • People and Conservation: Environmental Education
  • People and Conservation: Introduction to Community Development and Conservation
  • Administration for Conservation: Financial Management
  • Administration for Conservation: Principles of Financial Administration
  • Administration for Conservation: Conservation Administration
  • Administration for Conservation: Communication Skills
  • Administration for Conservation: Human Resource Management
  • Administration for Conservation: Personnel Management
  • Administration for Conservation: Project Management
  • Research and Monitoring: Animal Studies
  • Research and Monitoring: Basic Ecology
  • Research and Monitoring: Biodiversity Management
  • Research and Monitoring: Conservation Research
  • Wildlife Area Management: Philosophy and Ethics of Conservation
  • Wildlife Area Management: Ensuring Effective Management in Protected Areas
  • Wildlife Area Management: Tourism Management
  • Wildlife Area Management: Resource Economics
  • Wildlife Area Management: Catchment Management
  • Wildlife Area Management: Conservation Management Planning
  • Wildlife Area Management: Conservation Land Use Planning
  • Wildlife Area Management: Environmental Development Planning
  • Wildlife Area Management: Advanced GIS For Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Area Management: Introduction to GIS Application for Wildlife Management
  • Skills Programme: Dangerous Game Site Guide: Level 2
  • Field Ranger Armed and Field Ranger Unarmed

Southern African Wildlife College Skilled Practitioner Courses

  • Protected Area Governance
  • Introduction to Community Based Natural Resource Management
  • Trans-frontier Conservation Areas in Southern Africa
  • Introduction to Protected Areas & Buffer Zones in South Africa
  • Introduction to the Manyeleti Case Study
  • Panorama Route Guide Tour
  • Develop your own Tourism Development Plan
  • Tourism opportunities in Rural Communities
  • Tourism development in South Africa
  • Tourism: Advantages and disadvantages in South Africa
  • The Role aircraft has in anti-poaching operation with the Greater Kruger National Park
  • PASOP – Protected Area Standard Operating Procedures in Practice
  • Visit to K9 Unit & Dog Handling Demonstration
  • Visit to K9 Unit
  • The Field Ranger: Paramilitary Programs at SAWC
  • Current situation on Rhino and Elephant poaching in South Africa
  • Wildlife Damage Control & Wildlife Electric Fencing
  • Community Wildlife Conflict and Interactions
  • Behavior, sex determination and aging of Leopards
  • International pressure threatens the hunting industry: Behaviour and ageing of lions
  • The history and impacts of Wildlife Diseases in the African landscape
  • Ageing, behaviour, reproduction and the challenges of managing Southern Africa’s elephant populations
  • Legislation and International pressure that threatens the hunting industry
  • Importance of Genetic Sustainability
  • Value of wildlife today in Africa
  • The South African Model: History of economics and ownership of wildlife.
  • Game Capture Techniques and the Captive Handling of Various Species
  • Impacts of Climate Change on Savanna Ecosystems
  • Top down vs bottom up control of ecosystems
  • Invertebrates and their Role in the Savanna Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity of South Africa / Swaziland Trans frontier Conservation area
  • Mega-Herbivores
  • Reserve Management Plans
  • Understanding the Behaviour of Species
  • Managing for Biodiversity
  • Management of Elephants
  • Kruger2Canyons
  • Introduction to SAWC as a college

Southern African Wildlife College Youth Access Courses

  • Youth Access: Bridging Programme (RSA group)

How to Apply

Below are the steps to take for successful application to Southern African Wildlife College for the 2023 intake.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Apply
  3. Complete the application process by providing all required information
  4. Upload all required supporting documents
  5. Pay your application fee (if applicable)
  6. Submit your application

Southern African Wildlife College Contact Details


+27 (0)15 793 7300
 +27 (0)15 793 7314
 [email protected] 

Physical Address

Springvalley Farm 200KU
R531 to Orpen Road
Kempiana Nature Reserve
South Africa

Mailing Address

Private Bag X3015
Hoedspruit 1380
South Africa




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