Login Form

Home

EXCITING NEWSFLASH

 

Dear valued Environmentalists

Please note that this SustainEd website will be closing down by March 2016. We will be migrating over to a new Environmental Skills Development Central Management System. This exciting new change does not mean you will no longer hear from us, it simply means that you will now be exposed to more courses and interesting news updates from WESSA on the new WESSA Environmental Skills Development website.

In the meantime for further information, please visit the main WESSA website on http://www.wessa.org.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

We have courses that can, perhaps, help deepen and strengthen your thinking and actions in working towards this better world. If you are involved in work that is 'educational' in essence - in other words you are working with and supporting others (communities, individuals, children, adults, employees in a company, municipality or government department, civil society organisation or whatever context you find yourself in...) towards better ways of doing things - then we have a course that we think might be of interest to you. It has a rather mouthful of a name - it is called the EETDP (Environmental Education, Training and Development Practices). Then, we also have a whole lot of courses that are aimed more at specific practices in various settings. These range from courses on organic farming and permaculture to courses for workers and managers in municipalities and industry on things like finding better ways to deal with waste, to manage waste water treatment works and the natural areas in and around our towns and cities. We have courses aimed at specific industries such as our environmental module for forestry supervisors course. Click on the 'Our Courses' tab on the main menu to find out more. (Note: We are continuously learning about developing this site so some information may not yet be up - it is a work in progress). In the mean time, please contact us if you have any enquiries about our courses) WESSA prides itself in being a leader in the field of occupationally-directed education and training. In other words – our courses are tailored to meet the context and operating environment of the workplace. Our accredited courses are only developed after a rigorous research and needs analysis where we go into the work environment and interview future learners and their managers to gain an insight into how the training can lead to meaningful change and environmental improvements. WESSA draws on a rich history of engagement in the field of environmental education and is a recognised international leader in this field. Although most of our courses are based in South Africa, we do run a range of international training programmes in the field of education for sustainable development (ESD) in association with partners (including a number of universities) in South Africa, Sweden, India, China and throughout the SADC Region. Do register on this website if you'd like to recieve notifications of new courses that we develop, opportunities such as bursaries or if you envision developing some form of collaboration or relationship with WESSA SustainEd.

 

CLICK ON PHOTOGRAPH TO DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE

Latest News

IMpendle Municipality Environmental Practices Training: 14 -16 July 2015

Environmental Practices Skills Programme NQF Level 2.  Unit Standard 116064:  Recognise and identify the basic functions of the ecological environment (4 Credits).  Understanding natural patterns for wise use of resources

Read more...

Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region working with WESSA

Please see below publication from Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region featuring the WESSA Enviro Eds training and material development. 

http://r.ca.d.mailin.fr/6dwyfwi9c7f.html

DEVELOP AN ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING PROGRAMME NQF LEVEL 5: CAPE TOWN

10 City of Cape Town  staff, mostly from various reserves and projects, and one WESSA Groen

Read more...

LEARNING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, THROUGH THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

On 22 to 26 June 2015 WESSA presented an Environmental Educators Course to a group of 20 

Read more...

LGSETA Environmental Skills Programme NQF L2 Verification visit, Thursday 25th June 2015

The verification visit by Ntokozo Lwandle (ETQA Practitioner) from the Local Government SETA (LGSETA) which took place on Thursday, 26th June was most successful.  The 8 DUCT River Care workers who attended the first, second and the first

Read more...

Khetha attended an Environmental Ethics Course at Umgeni Valley on 25-29 May 2015

There were interesting discussions and involvement of participants throughout the course. In attending this course my expectations were about understanding human and environment ethics and to know how an environmental educator can work both professionally and ethically.

Read more...

The EETDP NQF L5 (121 credits) kicked off last week with module 1: People-Environment Relations (26 Credits) and the Professional Development Module (28 Credits).

The five day contact sessions were mainly facilitated by Claire Herbst and co-facilitated by Londi Msomi and Sabine Clinckemaillie.  Candidates explored a history of human-environmental relationships from ancient to current times. 

Read more...

WESSA Environmental Educator’s Course NQF Level 5 (12 Credits) Venue: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg. 02 to 06 March 2015

Training by WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) in partnership with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).

Read more...

Accredited and Non-Accredited Training Statistics 2013/2014

As part of the The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa's initiative towards human capacity development in caring for the earth, a total of 1127 candidates were trained throughout South Africa during the period 2013/2014.  The number of candidates per course is depicted in the pie chart.  

Read more...

Environmental Educators NQF L5 (12 Credits) Course at Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve: 10 to 14 November 2014

WESSA SustainEd was again most honoured to roll out another Environmental Educators NQF L5 course from the 10 to 14 November 2014 at Umgeni Valley.  For the very first time in the history of WESSA SustainEd all the 16 participants paid for 

Read more...