Environmental Courses

Animal Welfare Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Learn about the welfare of animals.

This course is designed for anyone wishing to work in, or already working in, the animal care industry.

  • Gain an insight into Animal Sentience and Psychology.
  • Learn how to Manage Animal Welfare.
  • Understand the nature and operations of Animal Protection Services, Animal Rescue Services and Animal Health Services.
  • Learn about animal welfare issues associated with a variety of animals including Wildlife, Pets, Farm Animals, Working Animals and Animals used in Sport.
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Botany I - Introductory Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Study the Science of Plants at Home

This online or correspondence course contains the basis of plant science, and is an introduction to plant physiology and taxonomy, covering general botany including morphology and anatomy. Lessons cover: taxonomic classification of plants; cells and tissues; specific vegetative parts of a plant; flowers and fruit; seed and the developing embryo; photosynthesis and growing plants; respiration; the role of water; movement of water and assimilates through a plant; the effects of growth movements.

Comment from one of our Botany students: "Very good. I like your challenging assignments". Marthe.
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Climate Science Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 2 lessons

Learn to Understand Climate

Climate and climate effects shape every aspect of life on planet Earth.

This course will provide you with a solid understanding of the principles of climate science, how atmosphere and circulation patterns influence our weather and how climate science can help us tackle the challenges of climate change. Gain a global understanding of weather dynamics and the role that modelling and prediction can play in helping human kind to manage extreme weather events.

Learn more about Climate Science and deepen your understanding of this truly global and incredibly important part of the natural world.

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Conservation & Environmental Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

ONLINE COURSE CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Want to Work in Conservation?

Develop a foundation for managing conservation of different environments. This course reviews basic ecology principles and environmental problems such as pollution and land degradation in depth, before considering varying aspects of plant and animal conservation in land and aquatic environments.


I am finding it interesting and educational - it covers the primary facts and then encourages you to learn the details through the assignments and contacting numerous organisations involved in environmental issues.
Jasmine Dungey, Aust - Conservation and Environmental Management course.

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Earth Science Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Do You Want to Understand the World Around You?

Study Earth Science online with this fascinating and timely course. Learn about the dynamic and changing face of planet Earth by investigating the complex and amazing interactions between the Earth's many different components. By studying Earth Science you will gain an understanding of the many processes that have sculpted the Earth you see to day and a deeper appreciation of the many environmental challenges that we currently face.

Gain an ability to identify and describe the Earth, its structure and explain processes that affect change in the structure and composition of the earth. Learn about rocks and minerals, volcanoes, air movements, meteorology, global weather patterns, the oceans, surface chances (eg. earthquakes and volcanoes), geological time and the complex interactions between all of these elements of earth science.  

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Environmental Assessment Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

ONLINE COURSE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Learn to Prepare Environmental Assessments of All Kinds
Work in this area has expanded greatly in recent decades, especially when combined with a knowledge of plant or animal identification and ecology. You may choose to study this course as a one-off, or choose it to complement other studies. For graduates from related certificates, diplomas or degrees (eg. Biology, Horticulture, Agriculture), this course may offer the potential to greatly improve your employability. 
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Environmental Studies Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 6 lessons

EXPLORE THE NATURE and SCOPE of ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

If you haven't studied the Environment before, this is an excellent place to begin.

  • Gain a foundation knowledge of the Environment
  • Learn how living and non living things interact and are co-dependent upon each other for a sustainable world
  • Learn to live a more sustainable and green lifestyle

An excellent introduction to environmental studies, providing a broad based grounding in environmental and conservation issues, and a foundation course for higher learning.

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Environmental Waste Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 6 lessons

 

Study Environmental Waste Management and learn more about domestic waste, industrial waste, nuclear waste and environmentally friendly methods of dealing with waste.

Expand your Knowledge and Help Clean Up!

Learn how waste is disposed of through natural processes and how to harness those processes to better manage waste disposal. The course covers such things as water quality and treatment, recycling, domestic and industrial waste and even the management of more toxic waste.

 

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Introduction To Ecology Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

ECOLOGY ONLINE COURSE

Are you interested in a career as an ecologist?

This course provides an excellent introduction to the study of ecology. It looks at living organisms, the niches they occupy and the relationships that occur between and within species. It covers the general principles of ecology in a way that is easy to understand and can be applied anywhere on our planet.

Student Comment: "I love the course and the course material even though a bit of it seems to be a lot more in depth than I anticipated. I love it just the same as I'm learning lots. I just wish I had more time to do a lot more." Kim Stinton - Australia, studying Introduction to Ecology as part of an Advanced Certificate in Wildlife Management.

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Nature Park Management I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons

ONLINE COURSE NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT

Want to Work with Animals and Nature?

Then this course is for you!

This course has been specifically designed for people working or wishing to work in nature parks and reserves, in managerial or technical positions. Learn about natural environments, and the management of zoos, wildlife parks and nature reserves. Develop an understanding of the natural environment and basic ecological principles, and learn a variety of skills ranging from basic gardening and nature park design, to erosion control, weed control and tree surgery.

The course covers many of the fundamental tasks which people who work in such parks undertake, including weed control, soil management, land rehabilitation, and landscape construction.

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Nature Park Management II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Study Park Management for Wildlife Parks, Zoos, National Parks, Wilderness Parks
  • Learn  about managing the environment, animals and plants
  • Learn about provision of visitor services
  • Expand your potential for a career in park management
  • Study on CD, with printed notes, or online (your choice) 
This course is a natural progression from Nature Park Management I, but can be taken in its own right. It concentrates more on native plants and using them to create natural, balanced ecosystems. Over 15 lessons you also learn to create nature trails, build rockeries and pathways, construct ponds and watercourses, design picnic grounds and animal enclosures, market a nature park, and lots more.
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Plant Ecology Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

PLANT ECOLOGY DISTANCE LEARNING OR ONLINE

Learn all of the major aspects of plant ecology here!


This is an important foundation study for anyone working with plants.

Through this course you develop an   understanding of the nature and principles of plant ecology, and apply that understanding to the cultivation of plants. With that understanding, biologists can better advise on how to maintain stable natural environments; garden designers are better able to select and combine plants to create functional environments, and farmers can better manage the long term sustainability of their farms

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Qualification - Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Parks & Recreation) Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma

PARKS AND RECREATION HOME STUDY COURSE

Create and Manage Natural Environments - National Parks, Wilderness Areas, Zoos, Resorts

  This course provides training for people to work in the management and development of recreation and park facilities and services. It is relevant to all types of situations including municipal parks, national parks, tourist parks, commercial landscapes, resorts, etc

 Internationally accredited through I.A.R.C

 

Other study options may be to design your own Diploma or other qualification according to subject choices that suit your needs - see Design Your Own Course for more details.

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Qualification - Certificate in Alternative Construction Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Study alternative construction and find different methods of constructing buildings.

Study healthy buildings, mud brick construction, carpentry and more.

Diversify and find a way to use alternative methods.

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Qualification - Certificate in Environmental Management Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT  
 
Environmental management is becoming increasingly important. Be part of this fascinating and valuable industry.
There is significant degradation of environments throughout the world from practices such as mining, intensive agriculture, urban development, overpopulation and similar. Environmental management is the planning and implementation of actions with the goal of improving the environment. This skill is more relevant now than ever before. 
 
This course aims to help the student develop important management skills to address issues in the ever changing and complex environment.  
  • Study in your own home and at your own pace.
  • Learn from our expert tutors

 

 

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Qualification - Certificate in Wild Animal Health Care VEN027 Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Study wild animals and caring for their health and welfare.

The course consists of six 100 hour modules - Animal Health, Animal Diseases, Animal Behaviour, Vertebrate Zoology, Wildlife Conservation and Wildlife Management. 

Work with industry experts - our tutors!  This fascinating course is studied by distance learning and you can start at any time to suit you.

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Qualification - Certificate in Wild Animal Studies VEN026 Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Study about wild animals with this certificate qualification.

 

An excellent course for anyone wishing to improve your knowledge of wild animals.  The course includes studies of wild animals, including such areas as primates, ornithology, herpetology, marine studies and vertebrate zoology.

 

Improve your job and career prospects - put yourself ahead of other employees or competitors.

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Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Environmental Science Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 10 modules

Begin a Career as an Environmental Science Professional

Learn the fundamentals with this online comprehensive course.

Environmental Scientists study the interactions between living and non-living components of the environment and apply scientific techniques to develop and implement plans and advise on policies to protect the environment and natural resources.

  • Learn about physical, chemical and biological components of our environment and how they influence one another.
  • Have the flexibility to select from a wide range of elective topics allowing you to specialise in your area of interest.
  • Explore practical ways to live a more sustainable, environmentally friendly lifestyle.

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Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Wild Animal Studies VEN101 Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 8 modules

Study more on wild animals with this excellent foundation diploma.

The course is studied by distance learning and you can start at a time to suit you. The course covers animal breeding, marine studies, vertebrate zoology, wildlife management, wildlife conservation and more. 

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QUALIFICATION - PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTION Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules

A great distance learning course in alternative construction.

Find out more about alternative methods of construction in this 500 hour course.

Look at healthy buildings, mud brick construction and undertake work experience or a piece of related research.  

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Qualification -Advanced Diploma in Environmental Studies Duration icon 2400 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 24 modules

 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ONLINE COURSE

LEARN ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS

An exciting qualification for anyone looking to develop a career, or with a passion for the environment. This diverse course spans over a range of disciplines - select from our comprehensive list of modules to study your passion.  

Electives include:
  • Marine Studies
  • Nature Park Management I and II
  • Earth Science
  • Digital Photography
  • Plant Ecology
  • Soil Management
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Reafforestation (Landcare)
  • Conservation and Environmental Management
  • Weed Control
  • Wildlife Management 
  • ..... and many more.   

 

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Qualification -Associate Diploma in Environmental Management Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 15 modules

Environmental Management studies - Learn the theoretical and practical aspects of environmental management with this detailed diploma.

Despite huge growth in environmental industries worldwide, many graduates in environmental sciences still find that a job eludes them. Often this is because their studies have not covered the subjects and skills which are in fact providing employment opportunities. This course differs from other undergraduate environmental courses, providing a unique opportunity to develop those "in demand" skills, as well as learning the theory.

Subjects studied include: Introduction to Ecology, Conservation and Environmental Management, Environmental Waste Management, Soil Management, Botany I, Ecotour Management, Project Management, Wildlife Management and Environmental Assessment.

This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C
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Qualification -Certificate in Environmental and Animal Studies Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL STUDIES COURSE BY DISTANCE LEARNING 
 
This unique course on Environmental studies has a strong focus on Animals ... perfect for someone with a passion for animals and a concern for the environment. This course can lead to job opportunities, and broaden your knowledge. 
 
This six module certificate offers flexible options of study, including:
  • Alternative Energy
  • Marine Biology
  • Animal health Care
  • Zoo Keeping
  • Earth Science
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Equine Studies
 
 Study at home with help from our highly experienced tutors.
 Learn in your own time.
 Learn about the environment and the human impact on it.
 Study animal health and wildlife.
 A fascinating course for anyone interesting in helping animals and our environment.
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Qualification -Certificate In Environmental Studies Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

A Starting Point for Working in Environmental Management

This course develops understanding of environmental issues, policies and practices, and provides a solid grounding in different aspects of environmental studies.

This course may provide the foundation for working in the environmental industry, or a first step towards taking higher qualifications to in Management or Consulting within this industry.
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Qualification -Certificate in Environmental Sustainability Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ONLINE COURSE 

 

As government, business and industry become increasingly aware of their need to operate sustainably, the job market has seen an increase, resulting in a need for experts in this field.

This unique course in Environmental Sustainability provides a basis in environmental knowledge and concepts along with the application of sustainability principles, especially in relation to agriculture, water, development and energy.

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Qualification -Certificate In Horticulture (Nature Park Management) Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate


 
Work in Parks Management

This course is for people working or intending to work in nature parks such as zoos, wildlife parks, national parks, forests and reserves.

This course has a foundation in horticulture, with specialties in Nature Park management.
 
It also includes a selection of electives from a range of disciplines, including:
  • marine biology
  • ecology and earth science
  • animal studies
  • environmental conservation.
 
Accredited through International Accreditation & recognition Council
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Qualification -Proficiency Award In Environmental Management Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 3 modules

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ONLINE COURSE

This course allows the student to gain a qualification through a combination of study and work experience in environmental management. You can select three relevant study modules (to be approved by the school) that best meet your needs.
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Qualification -Proficiency Award in Water Conservation and Waste Management Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules

STUDY WATER CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE MANAGEMENT

An opportunity to Learn more about:

  • Water Conservation
  • Waste Management
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Irrigation

 

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Renewable Energy Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

RENEWABLE ENERGY STUDY ONLINE   

GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF ELECTRICITY AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

 

Learn to become less reliant on the electricity and gas companies and save money through alternative energy sources.  This course will equip you with knowledge about electricity, batteries, how to become energy self sufficient and to understand different methods of generating, storing and using electricity, from hydro and solar to wind generators. Explore ways to better manage energy consumption, and how to convert a building’s energy supply to an alternative system.

 

What is Alternative Energy?

Alternative energy is energy that is not popularly used and is usually environmentally sound. The energy is derived from non-traditional, renewable sources (e.g. Solar, wind) as opposed to fossil fuels that are not renewable . Renewable sources can be readily replaced or replenished, either by the earth's natural processes or by human action.

 

Energy for human activity is obtained from a variety of sources:

 

  • Fossil Fuels (i.e. Oil, Gas, and Coal).
  • Nuclear Fuels (i.e. Uranium, Plutonium).
  • Renewable Fuels - Geothermal, Solar, Water (Tides, Waves), Wind Power, and Bio-fuels (Firewood and fuel distilled from crops)
Learn more about energy and its uses in this facinating and informative course
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Trees For Rehabilitation (Landcare Reafforestation) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Do you work in  the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes or degraded site? Or would you like to?

This course covers the fundamentals you require to advance or start your career in this field.

The significance of caring for the environment has been receiving more and more attention in recent times as we come to understand the importance of limited resources and the effects of human activities on the environment. The desertification, erosion and general degradation of once fertile lands is prompting us to investigate why and how these processes have occurred. It has also lead to research into how we can reverse and stop further damage to our environment.

Natural forests are amongst the most stable and productive ecosystems. We need to plant and conserve forests for their conservation value, to help maintain healthy air, soil and water and for their potential to provide food, forage, fuel, timber and even medicines.

Student Comment: 'I definitely learned a lot from [the course) but it was also beneficial in affirming [and raising my confidence] in what I already knew.' Katrina Merrifield, Masters Conservation Science, NZ, Trees for Rehabilitation course.

This course is designed for people working or wanting to work with environmental rehabilitation and contaminated sites recovery. It develops an understanding of environmental systems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes. You will learn about seed collection, storage and germination, propagation, plant selection, establishment techniques, and controlling pest and disease after planting.

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Water Conservation And Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

WATER CONSERVATION ONLINE COURSE

Learn about water resources, use and application of water conservation measures in different contexts. Improve your capacity to design, implement and asses water management plans and procedures.

Water is the most important substance required to sustain life. All living organisms need water. Many need air, and many others can survive without air, replacing it with other gases, but almost none of them can survive without water. Waate is important; and it's proper management is critical to everyone's future!

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