This course builds on Park Management A, but could be taken as a stand alone course. Park Management B focuses more on managing the various aspects of parks such as visitor supervision and monitoring, trail management, risk management and safety issues and the marketing of commercial operations. Other courses that would be useful in this career pathway would be Conservation and Environmental management, eco-tour management, wildlife management, zoo keeping and animal behavior.
- Explain the role of nature parks in preserving natural environments.
- Explain the role of nature parks as a recreation resource.
- Explain the issues of managing wildlife in nature parks.
- Explain the design of visitor amenities in nature parks and their impact on the environment.
- Explain the role interpretative facilities in nature parks.
- Explain the design and construction of trails within nature parks.
- Explain the importance and management of natural water areas in nature parks.
- Explain the importance of effective marketing in promoting nature parks.
- Explain safety issues and hazard management in nature parks.
- Explain the use of risk management plans in nature parks.
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Detailed Course Outline
Each course is made up a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online. Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.
- Natural Environments
- preserving natural environments; plant associations and environment rehabilitation
- Recreation and the Environment
- impact of recreation on natural environments
- Wildlife Management in Nature Parks
- impact of park visitors on wildlife; managing wildlife
- Visitor Amenities in Nature Parks
- design; provision of visitor amenities including picnic areas and campgrounds; management of facilities
- Park Interpretation
- interpretative facilities including signs and education programs
- Trail Design and Construction
- designing access routes in parks; designing and constructing walking tracks
- Water Areas
- conserving and managing natural water bodies in nature park; impact of humans on water areas
- Marketing Nature Parks
- strategies used to promote nature parks
- Risk Management I
- identifying, minimising and managing natural hazards; safety issues
- Risk Management II
- preparing a risk management plan.
When you have completed your lessons you have the option of taking the optional exam. It's ok if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate.
Bachelor of Science (Zoology) (Hons), M.Phil. PhD (UTS) current.
I am currently doing my PhD in Environmental Science at the University of Technology Sydney. My research is centered around the effects of climate change on the hatchling velvet gecko population in Australia. This involves collecting wild gravid geckos and incubating their eggs under laboratory conditions. Through exposure to a variety of incubation temperature treatments, I have operationalized my investigation which aims to determine the effect of higher temperatures on hatchling geckos. I am currently in stage 3 of research, which comprises writing a thesis and developing manuscripts for publishing. Prior to my present endeavors within the scientific field, I have also successfully completed a B.Sc. degree, majoring in Zoology, (specialised field: Wildlife Management) with first-class honors and an M.Phil. Degree in Life Sciences. My passion has always been teaching and thus I have worked for seven years as a lecturer at various universities. I love helping students with their own studies.
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Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?
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Do I have to sit an Exam?
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