An excellent foundation course for understanding key environmental principles and issues

This course may provide a first step towards the higher qualifications needed to work in Environmental Management or Consulting or may provide a good supplement to other tertiary qualifications.

Home Studies Certificate in Environmental Science and Management

This is a substantial certificate, that provides a very sound foundation for starting a new career, or advancing an existing career in sustainability or environmental management.



This course consists of 6 modules:


To obtain this certificate you must satisfactorily complete all assignments and pass an exam in each of the following FIVE subjects:

  • Environmental Assessment
  • Wildlife Management
  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Conservation and Environmental Management
  • Trees for Rehabilitation

Plus ONE elective module/subject. Select one of the following:

  • Botany 1
  • Environmental Waste Management
  • Earth Science
  • Wildlife Conservation

Brief Outlines of Selected Modules


This subject has 7 lessons as follows:

  1. Ecosystems and Populations
  2. The Development Of Life
  3. Animals, Parasites and Endangered Species
  4. Fungi, Tundra, Rainforests and Marshlands
  5. Mountains, Rivers and Deserts
  6. Shallow Waters
  7. Ecological Problems


The course is divided into nine lessons as follows:

  1. Introduction To Wildlife Management
  2. Wildlife Ecology
  3. Wildlife Habitats
  4. Population Dynamics
  5. Carrying Capacity
  6. Wildlife Censuses
  7. Wildlife Management Techniques
  8. Wildlife Management Law And Administration
  9. Wildlife Management Case Study Research Project


This course has 8 lessons as follows:

  1. An Introduction To Ecology
  2. A Perspective On Environmental Problems
  3. Pollution and Industry Effects On The Environment
  4. Water and Soil
  5. Vegetation Conservation and Management
  6. Animal Conservation and Management
  7. Marine Conservation and Management
  8. The Future


There are 8 lessons in this course as follows:

  1. Types of Employment for Environmental Scientists
  2. Introduction to Environmental Assessment
  3. International Environmental Law
  4. Domestic Environmental Law
  5. Types of Environmental Assessments
  6. The Design and Process of Environmental Assessment
  7. Writing Environmental Reports
  8. Research Project - The student will carry out a small environmental assessment and write it up as a professional report.


There are ten lessons are as follows...

  1. Approaches To Land Rehabilitation
  2. Ecology Of Soils And Plant Health
  3. Introduction To Seed Propagation Techniques
  4. Propagation And Nursery Stock.
  5. Dealing With Chemical Problems
  6. Physical Plant Effects On Degraded Sites
  7. Plant Establishment Programs
  8. Hostile Environments
  9. Plant Establishment Care
  10. Rehabilitating Degraded Sites

BOTANY I (Plant Physiology and Taxonomy) (BSC104)

The course is divided into 10 lessons as follows:

  1. Taxonomic Classification of Plants
  2. Cells and Tissues
  3. Specific Vegetative Parts of a Plant
  4. Flowers and Fruit
  5. Seed and the Developing Embryo
  6. Photosynthesis and Growing Plants
  7. Respiration
  8. The Role of Water
  9. Movement of Water and Assimilates through a Plant
  10. The Effects of Tropisms and Other Growth Movements


There are nine lessons in this module as follows:

  1. Structure and Forces
  2. Rocks and Minerals
  3. Surface Changes
  4. The Oceans
  5. Air and Weather
  6. The Greenhouse Effect
  7. Global Weather Patterns
  8. Geological Time
  9. Modern Environmental Issues


Course Duration: 600 hours


Career Tips

Qualifications are essential for furthering your career in Environmental Studies, however there are many other things you can do to get ahead. These include:

  • Experience tips - unpaid or paid, experience is highly valued by future employers.
  • Networking tips - become a member of relevant environmental networking groups and join website groups related to your field.
  • Membership - become a member of relevant groups in your field e.g. the Mammal Society or Bird Observer Clubs. This is another way to demonstrate your commitment to your career.

 Why Study the Course?

This is a great course to choose, if you want to not only learn about the subject now;
but keep learning after you finish studying. We believe a good course should not only
develop intelligence and knowledge; but also:

  • Improve your ability to communicate with others within the discipline
  • Develop problem solving skills relevant to this discipline
  • Expand awareness and develop creativity
  • Facilitate networking (develop contacts within an industry)
  • Develop attributes that set you apart from others in your industry
  • Motivate you, build confidence, and more

According to some authorities, success is actually only affected about 20% by your knowledge and intelligence.


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