Southern African Wildlife College

Applications and Admissions

Applicants are required to complete the relevant course application form indicating the programme they intend applying for. This form should be submitted to the SAWC, addressed to the relevant Manager together with all the accompanying documentation stipulated on the application form. No online applications will be considered.


For the Higher Education and Training Certificate Course Programmes, all students are required to obtain a letter of endorsement from the Human Resource or Training Manager of their respective organisations before their application will be considered by the SAWC.

For the Conservation and Environmental Education Bridging Course, learners are drawn from local community schools that are registered with the WESSA/WWF eco-schools programme. A call for applications is made through the relevant communication channels.

  Application Form HET Certificate Courses

  Application Form Programmes

  Registration Form HET Certificate Courses

  Registration Form Programmes

  Youth Access Programme: Course Outline 2017   Application Form Bridging Course 2017

Further Contact Information

Tel: +27 (0)15 793 7300 Fax: +27 (0)15 793 7314

Wildlife Area Management

Higher Education and Training Programmes 
Innovation, Development and Environmental Best Practice & Community Based Natural Resource Management

Dr Alan Gardiner
Wildlife Area Management :: Head
+27 (0)15 793-7309

Wildlife Area Management Qualifications

Malcolm Douglas
Wildlife Area Management :: Manager
+27 (0)15 793-7346

Short Courses and University Groups

Marilize van der Walt
Wildlife Area Management :: Senior Advisor/ Coordinator
+27 (0)15 793-7336

Community, Youth Development and Access

Further Education and Training Programmes/Learnerships and Skills Programmes

Christopher Kafoteka
Community, Youth Development and Access :: Business Unit Manager
+27 (0)15 793-7325

Youth Access: Conservation and Evironmental Education Bridging Course/Community Projects

Sboniso Ryan Phakathi
Community, Youth Development and Access :: Community Liaison and Youth Access Programme Coordinator
+27 (0)15 793-7303

Protected Area Integrity/ Field Ranger Training

African Field Ranger Training Services Division
Ruben de Kock
Protected Area Integrity (AFRTS) :: Business Unit Manager
+27 (0)15 793-7349

Sustainable Use and Field Guiding

Dr Kevin Robertson
Sustainable Use and Field Guiding :: Business Unit Manager
+27 (0)15 793-7322
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