This learning process is supported by the recording and storage of
backup documentation required to be kept for each candidate guide in
terms of their learning and development record.
Certification of Competency
for unit standards is determined on two levels ... the formative
assessment by way of written submissions and course examination. The
course examination is a one hour exercise requiring a pass mark of 75%
as set by The Nature College at an appropriate time & location.
Secondly, the summative assessment is a practical evaluation of a
guiding scenario in the field. You will be required to conduct a 45
minute guided nature trail and will be evaluated by an assessor.
is then notified of the competency outcome and a certificate is issued.
This competency certificate together with a basic first aid medical
qualification means that you can register with the Department of
Economic Development and legally lead people into a natural
Course Dates & Content
is an adult learning course and the dates will be set to suit the
learning group at a mutually convenient times & locations. Please
refer to the program page for proposed details
for the next course.
If people are not available for some of the modules, then we
arrange catch up sessions. Each class session commences with a
brief overview of what was presented at the previous session in any
event ie reflective learning.
The actual venue has lecture style learning facilities and is
close to a nature site to conduct practical experiential learning. We utilize
a number of suitable venues in the local
The venue may change depending on the course material being reviewed and
prevailing weather conditions.
course, trainers and assessors are fully accredited with the Tourism
& Hospitality Education Training Authority (THETA) and Mons Mensa is
affiliated to The Nature College.
is a fully accredited nature guide training institution.
indicate your desire to attend the Nature Guiding course by return
email and a registration form for completion will be sent to you.
This form together with a deposit of 50% of the course fee will secure
your place on the course. The balance is required prior to the date of commencement of the course.
Success to Date : In the time we have been running the annual
Nature Guiding course 30 candidates have been deemed competent
representing 95% of participants. Some have been inspired to take their
studies further, either for personal benefit or to become more
proficient guides. Some have taken up employment with overlanding
companies, game reserves or freelance as guides for tour operators. Many
have remarked on the comprehensive nature of the course, the enjoyment
of the presentations and how they have learnt so much. We are pleased to
be facilitate the learning so that people can contribute to the ever
growing tourism industry or to make their personal wilderness
experiences more enjoyable.
Roll of Honour : Those candidates that have been deemed competent
Selwyn Shuman, Mike Hopwood, Rebecca Mitchell,
Regina Sauer, James Cameron, Joan Downie, Michael Saunders,
Alan Cotton, Andre Mouton, Jugdishbhai Magan, David Wolfhaardt,
Angie Dunn, Graham Nicoll, Liane Greef, Peter Holmes, Rianne Spreeth
Warren Marks, Kirsty Delaney, Richard Dollar, Marshall Goba, Helen
Leeuw, Daniel Claffey, Wynoma Stockenstroom, Dieter
Alan Waltman, Saleigh Petersen, Siobhan Sampson, Raj Rajkumar,