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Wildlife Management Online Course

From: $50.00 / week for 16 weeks

Duration 100 hrs / 12 months to complete
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Careerline Certificate
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About this course

Wildlife Management is the study of preserving and managing populations in the wild with consideration to their habitats.   This wildlife course will introduce students to concepts such as population dynamics, carrying capacities, landscape fragmentation, wildlife census techniques and wildlife management techniques such as predator culls, habitat modification, captive breeding and release as well as examine the relationship between wildlife management and the law.

Careerline’s Certificate in Wildlife Management is suitable for those who want a career in wildlife management whether it’s in the wild, wildlife parks, zoos or those working with captive breeding programs.

When studying with Careerline, you are assigned a qualified tutor upon enrollment and will have consistent tutor support throughout your whole course.  Additionally an online exam (invigilated) is also available for those students wishing to use their students for entry into university and other courses.

If you are interested in more wildlife courses we suggest looking at Wildlife Conservation, Zoo Keeping (captive animal management) or Vertebrate Zoology.

Course Aims: 

  • Develop a concept of how man manages wildlife populations in different situations around the world.
  • Understand and discuss the principles of wildlife ecology.
  • Understand wildlife habitats and their importance to managing wildlife.
  • Explain how populations of any one species change and adapt to variations in their environment.
  • Understand carrying capacity and its importance in managing wildlife populations.
  • Explain a range of different methods used to determine the number of individuals in a wildlife population.
  • Discuss a range of different wildlife management techniques.
  • Explain the potentials and limitations of legal and administrative initiatives, in the pursuance of more effective wildlife management.
  • Examine a specific wildlife management case of interest to the student.

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.

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.

Course Tutor(s)

Dr Karen Catchpole  B.VSc. (Hons)

Karen brings to Careerline great experience and expertise in animal Science. Karen is a practicing vet and has worked in several practices over 10 years since graduating from Sydney University with first class honours.  Karen continues to maintain active involvement in education in both professional development and in tutoring both vocational and university students.  Karen's field of expertise is in internal animal medicine & surgery of cats & dogs.

Dr. Karin Dreyer-Haasbroek  B.V.S.   M.Sc.  (Parasitology)

Karin’s love and passion for animals stem from growing up on a farm in South Africa. After gaining her Veterinary Science degree she worked in mixed general practice while completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Living and working in South Africa exposed Karin to a vast range of experiences in the clinical veterinary field: treating patients ranging from marmoset monkeys to lions to the everyday cat, dog or horse. Two years as a Laboratory Vet resulted in helping farmers tackling livestock health problems in a variety of farm production systems. Since her move to Western Australia with her family, Karin has been working in a small animal practice.  During her 20 years as a vet, she has been involved in several research projects and the tutoring of students in various fields of animal science. She enjoys mentoring students and sharing her knowledge and she loves helping students flourish and realise their full potential.

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F.A.Q.'s

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.

Can I study from anywhere in the world?

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

Do I get a discount if I enrol 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.

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.