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Bushwise

guarantees employment

Since 2012, all South Africa graduates of the 50 week FGASA Field Guide course have secured a job offer within six months.

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Comprehensive field guide training

in South Africa

1

Do your FGASA-
accredited training.

2

Complete your
six-month placement.

3

Get personalised
recruitment services.

4

You’re guaranteed
employment.

Our programs

Bushwise Professional Field Guide Course
Bushwise Professional Field Guide Course
23 or 50 weeks
08 Jul
$ 21,440
FGASA Field Guiding and Conservation Careers Internship
FGASA Field Guiding and Conservation Careers Internship
23 or 50 weeks
08 Jul
$ 21,440
35-Day Practical FGASA Course
35-Day Practical FGASA Course
5 weeks
08 Jul
$ 4,850
FGASA Field Guiding Online Course
FGASA Field Guiding Online Course
12 weeks
27 Jun
$ 1,700
Nature Enthusiast FGASA Online Course
Nature Enthusiast FGASA Online Course
8 weeks
27 Jun
$ 850
Introduction to Field Guiding Online Course
Introduction to Field Guiding Online Course
4 weeks
30 May
$ 850
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Hear from our students and staff

I had the most amazing 6 months with Bushwise and cannot praise highly enough the quality of training and friendliness of all the staff. The experience and knowledge I gained goes far beyond what I expected, with trainers passing on information that you cannot possibly learn in textbooks! The Bushwise campus is the perfect balance between a professional training environment and a family atmosphere where you instantly feel safe and comfortable in the bush. As an international wanting to get into the industry there are additional challenges compared to South Africans, but again the support and patience from Bushwise was and still is incredible!

Sophie Pyper United Kingdom, 2020

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From the bush

Track and sign is an important part of understanding animals, and getting that perfect wildlife sighting.

My favourite wildlife sightings in the African bushveld

Throughout his time on the Bushwise Professional Field Guide course, Kieth Windy has had some incredible wildlife sightings. Camp manager blogs are...

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Impalas are one species that always form groups, whether breeding groups or bachelor herds, they are not often alone.

Animal social structures – solitary or gregarious?

  In this blog, Nico (trainer with Bushwise and finalist for Safari Guide of the Year 2022) describes animal social structures. Discussing ani...

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Bushwise students sitting on a game viewer and discussing flora and fauna as part of their training.

Fauna and flora, one species at a time

Bushwise student Petri Oberholster shares how he’s learning to identify the nearly endless species of fauna and flora you’ll see in the Lowveld. Ca...

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