Wednesday, 17 April 2019

CAREER HOPES IN THE SAFARI INDUSTRY

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AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING in partnership with the ISCI (International Students Conservation Initiative) recently established a state-of-the-art training facility in the Northern Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa offering various Qualification- and Learning Programme Certificate- Courses to South Africans hoping to start a successful career in the 'FIELD GUIDE, WILDLIFE and/or HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY.

With this new training facility students can now attend courses and get certified at a fraction of the price you would pay at any other tertiary education institution. What make this school even more appealing is the fact that the ISCI assist all successful graduates from the school with work placement support after the courses.

Courses are on offer across three main faculties namely: SAFARI GUIDE FACULTY, CONSERVATION FACULTY & HOSPITALITY FACULTY



Wednesday, 13 March 2019

GAME RANCH MANAGEMENT: A career in conservation...

Visit ABT's website at www.africanbushtraining.com

Start a successful career in conservation and wildlife management with the power-packed 21 day GAME RANCH MANAGEMENT COURSE.

This “feet-wet & hands-dirty” course has been developed to teach students the fundamentals of sustainable and responsible wildlife management!!!
Understanding the fundamental concepts and theories behind managing and looking after a conservation area; and being able to successfully apply these concepts in practice is paramount to the success of any game reserve - and that is exactly what this course is all about.
Start your career in conservation under the mentorship of renowned conservationists, ex-Kruger Park rangers and veterans in in the field; or just join the course for a life changing wilderness experience…the choice is yours, but one thing is certain - what you will learn and experience is priceless!!!
 
The GAME RANCH MANAGEMENT COURSE will provide you with a wealth of knowledge and insights into the responsible conservation management practices and send you on your way to a successful career in wildlife management.
Become part of Africa’s conservation services community, TODAY!!!
 
 

1 YEAR SAFARI RANGER PROGRAM: The career opportunity of a lifetime...!!!

Visit the ABT website at www.africanbushtraining.com
 
1 FULL YEAR IN THE BUSH = 6 Qualifications + 6/7 Months Work Placement
 
The SAFARI RANGER PROGRAM is the opportunity of a lifetime for individuals wanting to kick-start a career in conservation; students looking for a unique gap-year opportunity; or for those just wanting to experience the African bush.
 
For one year you will be fully submerged into the African wilderness as you learn about; and experience life in the African bush.
During the first five months of the program, students are subjected to an intensive induction and training phase acquiring new skills and knowledge about the African Safari Lodge and Wildlife Conservation industry followed by an 6/7 month experiential work placement period on a wildlife reserve in Southern Africa, or Africa.
Whether you are dreaming of becoming a game ranger - working on a wildlife reserve to protect animals in their natural habitat, or working as a park warden in your home country, a safari guide taking guest on walks/drives in the wilderness, or hosting guests at one of the top safari lodges in Africa - a course of this depth of experience and learning will give you the footing you need for these inspirational careers.
Apart from the experience gained, students will be rewarded with a National Qualification and no less than 5 ISCI accredited Skills-programme Certificates which is suitable for international “credit point” accumulation and ideal for resume (CV) purposes.
 
The SAFARI RANGER PROGRAM INCLUDES:
  • Professional Field Guide
  • Lodge Management
  • Game Ranch Management
  • Wildlife Research
  • Wilderness Protection (Anti-poaching)
  • Game Breeding & Wildlife Rehabilitation
For more information go to www.africanbushtraining.com
 
 
 

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

NEW SA HOSPITALITY SCHOOL TAKING THE INDUSTRY BY STORM...

Follow this link to African Bush Training's website...

AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING in close partnership with the ISCI (International Students Conservation Initiative) recently opened a state-of-the-art training facility in the Northern Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa. What started out to be a small scale training initiative soon became a well respected school drawing students from around the world...

In an active attempt to support Quality Assurance and Standard Setting in the Hospitality Sector with specific aims set on the Safari Lodge industry the school's HOSPITALITY FACULTY offers various Learning Programme Certificate courses, specifically in the areas of Lodge Management, Lodge Operations and Lodge Leadership.

With training facilities which can be rated amongst the best in the world; AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING is set to be a leader in the constant supply of quality lodge personnel to the industry - not only in Southern Africa, but across Africa.

ABT HOSPITALITY FACULTY
The ABT Hospitality Faculty is led by a team of full-time faculty educators, part-time lecturers, and administrative staff. Together they bring cutting edge theoretical and practical skills, knowledge, and experiences to deliver extraordinary classroom and field experiences to prepare students for a successful career in the safari lodge industry...
 
Our Lodge Management Programs are based upon a solid business curriculum with a focus on managing service-oriented operations. With rigorous academic coursework, hands-on experience, frequent field trips, classroom guest speakers, worldwide internship placements, and industry-experienced facilitators, our courses offers you access to gaining knowledge and experiences that can be applied to your development and professional portfolio within the hospitality industry.
 
For more information go to www.africanbushtraining.com
 

 



Tuesday, 4 December 2018

PROFESSIONAL FIELD GUIDE COURSES

Visit the ABT website at www.africanbushtraining.com
 
Sign up for the 55-day Field Guide Course and enjoy living and working in the bush…

The professional Field Guide Course will reward you with the full FGASA Level 1 Certificate as well as the CATHSSETA (NQF2) Qualification in Nature Guiding...

The FGASA Level 1 Nature Guide Qualification is the most sought after qualification required by the guiding industry for employment. The FGASA Level 1 Course also contains the CATHSSETA Nature Site Guide qualification, which is the minimum requirement for guides to register as legal tour guides in South Africa. Beyond Southern Africa’s borders, the higher standard of the FGASA qualification also enjoys recognition in many other countries on and off the African Continent.

At AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING, we dont just train field guides, we strife to train exceptional guides - guides with a deep understanding of the natural environment - guides that can interpret the magic of the wilderness with as much enthusiasm as the magnificence of a lion roaring over the African savanna  plains- guides who can use their time with tourists to spread the conservation message - guides who can become future conservation leaders - guides who can truly fulfil the role of ambassadors for wildlife. But this course is also so much more... it's an opportunity for personal growth, for learning new skills and and an experience of a lifetime.
 
We also include three ISCI accredited learning program certificates in this course namely: Basic Birding, Basic Tracking and Dangerous Game Behaviour.

Become an AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING ‘guide’ today, and enjoy a lifetime of career support, guidance and friendship, because with us you’re not only a number, you become part of a wildlife family.
 
 

Lodge Management Courses

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A rigorous and demanding course central to the development of lodge managers and leaders of hospitality teams.
 
The intent of this course is to explore and analyse the operational principles and practices of managing a lodge. The functionality, interrelationships and management of various divisions/departments of lodging operations and their respective roles and functional components are examined - including general management of staff.
 
Students will also focus on Customer Service and the means of introducing Performance Management Strategies. Students will learn how to apply Best Practice Principles and Standard Setting to the operation and management of a lodging facility. Students will also be introduced to the theories and application of Influential Communication, Meeting Management, Staff Motivation and Planning/Goal Setting techniques.
 
This rapid development program ensures that students are fully equipped with the essential Management capabilities, leadership skills and confidence to achieve success in the role of lodge manager.
 
We pack a huge amount into this course over the thirty day period offering participants a blend of easily accessible, pragmatic theory and practical thought-provoking exercises whilst ensuring that everyone goes away having had a really enjoyable and rewarding experience, and that you have a specific action plan to apply your management capabilities in a management role - with distinction.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

1-YEAR SAFARI RANGER PROGRAM

 
1 Year = 5 x Qualifications + 6/7 Months Work Placement
 
The SAFARI RANGER PROGRAM is the opportunity of a lifetime for individuals wanting to kick-start a career in conservation; students looking for a unique gap-year opportunity; or for those just wanting to experience the African bush.
 
 
For one year you will be fully submerged into the African wilderness as you learn about; and experience life in the African bush.
During the first five months of the program, students are subjected to an intensive induction and training phase acquiring new skills and knowledge about the African Safari and Game Lodge industry followed by an 7 month experiential work placement period on a wildlife reserve in Southern Africa, or Africa.
Whether you are dreaming of becoming a game ranger - working on a wildlife reserve to protect animals in their natural habitat, or working as a park warden in your home country, a safari guide taking guest on walks/drives in the wilderness, or hosting guests at one of the top safari lodges in Africa - a course of this depth of experience and learning will give you the footing you need for these inspirational careers.
Apart from the experience gained, students will be rewarded with a National Qualification and no less than 4 ISCI accredited Skills-programme Certificates which is suitable for international "credit point" accumulation and ideal for resume (CV) purposes.