Certification, Endorsements and Employment Advice

In addition to being a FGASA Endorsed Training Provider, we've been providing courses since the year 2000. Our courses are well recognized and accepted throughout the industry and we have hundreds of past graduates working at lodges and reserves all through Sub-Saharan Africa. Our courses will certainly be of great benefit and enhancement to your C.V.

We however, do not guarantee employment or seek out work for students. Neither can we comment on any work restrictions for non- South Africans.

All course offerings are certificate courses. Successful course graduates will have an industry recognised certificate emailed to them.


WildlifeCampus does not offer practical training. To enter this rewarding industry and gain experience, we recommend taking the following steps:

  • Step 1. Start by doing WildlifeCampus Courses, they will give you excellent theoretical knowledge and industry recognised certificates.
  • Step 2. Look to the nearest guest house or lodge in your area for volunteer opportunities and work your way up with experience.

Employment Advice

We asked Hayley Cooper from Wild Dreams Hospitality to explain how the WildlifeCampus Course Certificates will help those entering the industry.

Wild Dreams Hospitality is an industry leader with their ''Herd'' having a combined 66 years worth of experience! They provide a professional and expert service in Consulting and Recruitment and serve clients in Southern Africa, including Businesses in Botswana, Swaziland, Malawi and beyond.

How do the WildlifeCampus Course Certificates help people in their job search/career change? Do they carry some weight?

I have been in the hospitality industry for 23 years. However, when I made the move from the United Kingdom to South Africa and into the game lodge sector, I wanted to find a course that I could do to help me not only have a deep understanding of this particular industry but also to help me find a job in this highly competitive industry.

In 2009, I completed the WildlifeCampus Game Lodge Management Course online. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot. After completion, I had an industry recognised certificate. Having this on my CV was really helpful in finding my way into the lodge industry.

It's quite amazing to think that over 10 years later, I have created my own course for WildlifeCampus. The Front of House Lodge Operations Course is centred around my many years of experience, not only in lodges but from working in restaurants, bars, movie catering and beyond. Like the Game Lodge Management Course, on completion, you will receive an industry recognised certificate. This course is ideal for anyone already in a Front of House role, or those who want to move into one. It is also suitable for all hospitality sectors .

The WildlifeCampus Courses are so detailed, they leave no stone unturned and will answer all of your questions and more.

Owning a recruitment company, I receive CV's daily. Seeing the WildlifeCampus Courses listed on so many industry professionals CV's is wonderful. It's great to have hands-on working experience but also to really understand the theory behind what you are doing on a daily basis and why.

WildlifeCampus are leaders in the online course field, and any of their courses will give you the knowledge you need to move forward in your career. It also shows any potential employer how passionate you are about the industry and how dedicated you are to learning more. This is a huge bonus to them and will really help your potential in finding employment.

Hayley Cooper

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