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Diploma and certificate Courses commenced May 2012

Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (KWSTI) is one of the training arms of Kenya Wildlife Service located in Naivasha about 90 km from Nairobi. It is registered with the Ministry of Higher Education Science & Technology (MOHEST) as a TIVET institution. . KWSTI provides specialized training in Natural Resource Management and Tourism Development in an effort to enhance Conservation, Management and Sustainability of Wildlife Bio-diversity in Kenya and globally. Courses are offered at Certificate and Diploma levels with curricula designed on Competency-based basis with Modules of Employable Skills (MES), when desired. .
The institute wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to pursue the following courses for the  2012/2013 Academic Year commenced on 28th May 2012

DIPLOMA (Each packed into variable modules).Duration-18 Months (4 Semesters)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  1. Diploma in Environmental Management (Environmental Education Assistant, Environmental Health & Safety Assistant) 
  2. Diploma in Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences (Fisheries Extension Officer, Fish Gear Technician)
  3. Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management (Tours & Travel Administration, Hospitality Supervision, Tourism Enterprise Development Marketing)
  4. Diploma in Wildlife Management (Wildlife Research Assistant, Community Wildlife Assistant, Wildlife Management Assistant)      

             Minimum Entry Requirement

  •  KCSE Mean Grade C (plain) or its equivalent OR
  • Completed and passed a relevant Certificate course OR
  • KCVET with grade C (plain) as mean aggregate or three years working experience in the relevant fields and a minimum of D+ (plus) or its equivalent OR
  • KCSE C- (minus) and three years working experience in relevant field.

  CERTIFICATE (Each packed into variable modules) Duration- 9 Months (2 Semesters)

  1. Certificate in Aquaculture (Fish Farming Assistant, Fish Farm Operations Assistant)
  2. Certificate in Community Wildlife Management (Wildlife Naturalist Assistant, Community Wildlife Field Assistan
  3. Certificate in Nature Interpretation & Tour Administration (Touristic Field Naturalist, Tour Administration)

          Minimum Entry Requirement

  • KCSE mean Grade of D+ (plus) or its equivalent OR
  • KCSE mean Grade of D- (minus) or equivalent with at least 3 years working experience in relevant fields.



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