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This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan of between $20 – $30 per week. Alternatively, this course qualifies for a discount for upfront payment.



2 key modules made up of 19 lessons. Completion of this course requires approximately 200 hours of study.



Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.



This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.



Access to your course online 24/7, allowing you to study when it suits your schedule. When you are ready to learn, the learning management system is ready to teach.

Do you have a desire to make a difference while travelling and helping others experience some of the world’s most pristine and well conserved parts?
Ecotourism is an industry that has developed hugely in recent years. It reflects both of the aims of modern conservation: management of resources and protection of the environment.

Modern ecotourism strives to be sustainable, so that the activities that are taking place can continue to do so. This course will introduce you to aspects of ecotourism such as guiding environmental awareness, planning tours, displays and interpretive aids, plant and animal interpretation as well as preparing you to establish and operate an ecotourism enterprise.

229,566 people are directly and another 163,713 indirectly are employed in tourism in New Zealand – 14.4% of the total number of people employed in New Zealand and is the biggest export industry in New Zealand!

Being one of the more comprehensive and specific Ecotourism courses online, this course has been specifically designed from the ground up by industry professionals to put you in good stead to develop a strong foundation of the industry and elevate your expertise above others looking for entry-level employment in this wonderful industry.

Get started with the ecotourism certificate today and build a fulfilling career!

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Course Outline

Module 1 – Ecotour Management

  • Nature and Scope of Ecotourism
  • Management Issues
  • Industry Destinations
  • The Tour Desk/Office
  • Accommodation Facilities
  • Catering Facilities
  • Legal Considerations
  • Safety
  • Planning an Ecotourism Activity

Module 2 – Ecotourism Guide

  • Ecotourism Basics
  • Interpretive Services in Ecotourism
  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Plant and Animal Classification and Identification
  • Geology/Geomorphology
  • Interpreting Aquatic Environments
  • Interpreting Land Environments
  • Planning an Ecotour
  • Ecotour Displays
  • Leading an Ecotour
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