Ecotourism Tour Guiding Online Course

Ecotourism Tour Guiding Online Course Sale!
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate
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The purpose of ecotourism is to foster an appreciation of nature and culture while promoting conservation, supporting sustainable community development, minimizing tourism’s negative impacts, and providing for the active, beneficial involvement of local communities. Ecotourism is also committed to sustainable operations and environmentally sound practices.

Gain the skills necessary to:

  • sucessfully and safely organise and conduct ecotourism activities
  • learn to interpret your local flora and fauna and more.

Course Aims:

  • An ability to analyse the structure of interpretive ecotourism in your country.
  • To recognise factors of the environment and their significance to ecotourism.
  • To plan an ecotour.
  • Create/develop interpretation aids for a selected ecotourism activity.
  • Develop a display with an ecotourism theme.
  • Determine the specific name of a range of natural features in a selected wilderness area including:
    • Birds
    • Fish
    • Shells
    • Other animals
    • Plants
  • Lead an interpretive tour with an ecotourism theme.
  • Develop innovative concepts in interpretation for a selected aquatic ecotourism activity.
  • Identify geological and geomorphological factors of interest to ecotourists.

 

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    Detailed Course Outline

    This course is made up of a number of modules.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.  Select each module below to learn more.

     

    There are 10 lessons in this course:

    Ecotourism Basics

    • Definition of ecotourism
    • Negative ecotourism
    • Ecotourist profile
    • Administrative concerns
    • Safety

    Interpretive Services in Ecotourism

    • Interpretation as a key element of ecotourism
    • Interpretation techniques
    • Sign design

    Ecology and Conservation

    • Definition of ecology
    • Ecosystem function
    • The web of life
    • Habitat and niche
    • Humans in the environment

    Plant and Animal Classification and Identification

    • Classification of organisms
    • Basic taxonomy
    • Using keys for identification
    • Other methods of identification

    Geology/Geomorphology

    • Types of rocks
    • Types of minerals
    • Soils
    • Soil formation
    • Soil classification

    Interpreting Aquatic Environments

    • Marine environments
    • Freshwater environments
    • Fish
    • Shells
    • Crustaceans

    Interpreting Land Environments

    • Introduction to interpreting land environments
    • Relevance of interpreting land environments

    Planning an Ecotour

    • Destination
    • Transportation
    • Accommodation

    Ecotour Displays

    • Design concepts
    • Zoo design techniques

    Leading an Ecotour

    • Advertising
    • Group preparation
    • Planning the tour
    • Group surveys for feedback

    When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

    Course Tutor(s)

    Thea Roberts   B.Comm., M.A.

    Liselle Turner  Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Diploma in Hospitality Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

    Chad Osorio  B. Psych. Juris Doctor

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.

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    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.

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