Programme Objectives

The programme aims to provide students with training in the basic aspects of wildlife management ranging from Wildlife Biology and Ecology to Management approaches, working with local communities. In addition, the programme aims to develop discipline, communication skills, an ability to understand and follow instructions and professionalism in Technician Certificate Graduates. 

Target Students

The Technician Certificate in Wildlife Management is designed for those who want to enter NTA Level 6 or work in Lower ranks of Natural Resources management agencies, NGOs, and Private Sector Organizations. This Programme is taught by the Department of Wildlife Management.

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 that might involve activities like Resources Inventory.

Programme Assessment and Award

Students must gain 120 credits to be eligible for the 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 a minimum 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 an Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) from National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) or a certificate equivalent to ACSEE approved by NECTA with minimum of one principle pass and one subsidiary in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Mathematics, Agriculture, English and Nutrition OR Possession of Basic Technician Certificate in Wildlife Management or Wildlife Tourism from the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka; OR Possession of Basic Technical Certificate in Wildlife Management and Law Enforcement (BTCWLE) from Pasiansi Wildlife Institute OR Possession of certificate equivalent to NTA 4 from the institutions recognized by NACTE in the following areas: Beekeeping, Forest, Fishery, Livestock production and Agriculture

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