Wildlife management is the positive manipulation of wild animal populations and their habitats for the benefit of both humans and creatures. This course suits those who work with animals – either in the wild, zoos, or conservation or captive breeding programs.
The Certificate of Wildlife Managementis an online program that explores a range of wildlife management practices from running parks and reserves, controlling pests, rehabilitating wildlife habitats and managing the harvests of wildlife.
In this professional development course, you will explore approaches to wildlife management, wildlife ecology, population dynamics, wildlife censuses and a variety of habitats from those in tropical and temperate climates to arctic, alpine and desert regions.
You will also learn about wildlife management techniques, law and administration, and undertake your own case study research project.
On completion of this course, you will have a broad-based introduction to the principles and practices of wildlife management common to a range of species around Australia and the world!
Unit 1 - Wildlife Management
Introduction to Wildlife Management
What is Wildlife Management
Approaches to Wildlife Management (Preservation, Conservation, Management)
Purpose of Wildlife Management
Decision Making (Who makes decisions, Making good decisions)
Sampling (Simple Random, Stratified Random, Systemic, Two Stage, Double sampling)
Accuracy vs Precision
Roadside and Call Counts
Sampling methods for specific types of animals (ie. Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Invertebrates, Mammals etc.)
Wildlife Management Techniques
Captive Breeding and Release
Culling and Cropping
Control of pest or undesirable wildlife species
Effects of Control
Control Techniques (Manipulating mortality, fertility, Genetiv Engineering, indirect methods)
Wildlife Management Law and Administration
Policy and Wildlife Law
International Environmental Law
International Customary Laws
Hard vs Soft Law
Evolving Domestic Law
Sources of Legislation
Wildlife Management Case Study Research Project
Problem Based Learning Project with following aims:
Identify the objectives of a management program for an endangered species.
Determine appropriate techniques for carrying out a census of an endangered species.
Identify techniques for increasing the population of the endangered species.
Identify pest species and their undesirable effect on the endangered species of bird.
Identify techniques for reducing the undesirable impacts of the pest species on the endangered bird.
Present a management plan in a form that is appropriate for use by wildlife workers.
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.