Environmental Practice

General Education & Training Certificate: Environmental Practice (NQF 1)

This qualification is the first in a series for practitioners in the field of environmental science, environmental management and waste management. This series of qualifications will equip practitioners with the skills, knowledge and values to contribute towards the wise and effective use and management of our natural resources and ecological systems.

This programme is targeted at learners who need to have an elementary understanding of the concept of the environment and the basic principles which underpin the sustainable use of resources; understand their role and perform the activities associated with their role, using the tools, materials and practices of their particular field; understand how they are affected by laws, agreements and policies related to their particular context; and understand the impact of their activities on the (natural) environment, as well as the implications of these activities for the environment.

National Certificate: Environmental Practice (NQF 2)

This qualification is the second in a learning pathway for practitioners in the field of environmental science, environmental management and waste management. This series of qualifications will equip practitioners with the skills, knowledge and values to contribute towards the wise and effective use and management of our built environment, natural resources and ecological systems.

This programme is targeted at learners who need to operate and maintain machinery and equipment and use resources in an environmentally responsible manner; and apply basic principles and tools of environmental practice to avoid, minimise or remedy negative environmental impacts.

National Certificate: Environmental Practice (NQF 3)

This qualification is the third in a series for practitioners in the field of environmental science, environmental management and waste management. This series of qualifications will equip practitioners with the skills, knowledge and values to contribute towards the wise and effective use and management of our natural resources and ecological systems.

This programme is targeted at learners who need to operate and maintain complex machinery and equipment in an environmentally responsible manner; apply appropriate environmental principles to prevent, correct or remedy negative environmental impacts; and lead a team and work together with others to promote sound environmental practices.

Further Education & Training Certificate: Environmental Practice (NQF 4)

This qualification is the fourth in a series for practitioners in the field of environmental science, environmental management and waste management. This series of qualifications will equip practitioners with the skills, knowledge and values to contribute towards the wise and effective use and management of our natural resources and ecological systems.

This programme is targeted at learners who need to apply environmental principles and practices to operations, audits, inspections and assessments, data management and communications, within the regulatory framework; engage with appropriate stakeholders to implement environmental interventions; and to plan and supervise operations and make the best use of resources within their area of responsibility.