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Application for Admission to Tracker Academy

If you meet the requirements below, you may apply for a training bursary from the SA College for Tourism (Tracker Academy). Applications will only be accepted in two window periods: March (for June intake) and September (for January intake).

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Disadvantaged, unmarried men and woman between 21 to 31 years.
  • A genuine interest in wildlife as a lifelong career.
  • Good English literacy – written and spoken.
  • Good numerical understanding (basic calculating skills)
  • Prepared to live away from home for 12 months.
  • See Section A2 below for additional criteria.

SECTION A1: GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • The training bursary does not cover personal effects and the cost of travel to Tracker Academy – totalling approximately R4,000.
    Please note that we receive hundreds of applications per year. We only accept 24 tracker candidates in three intakes of 8 students each.
  • Courses start on 15 January and 15 June of each year. The course is one year, full time on campus, with a 12-day mid-year break.
    Candidates may also email their application and supporting documents to Ruth Abercrombie – info@sactgr.co.za
  • Foreign students are encouraged to apply via email.
    Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact us directly should you need assistance.
  • We reserve the right to remove students who breach the Tracker Academy code of conduct.
  • The applicant must digitally sign the application form in the space provided
  • Important: Where the applicant is a MINOR (under the age of 21 years),  parent(s)/guardian must sign the application form where applicable
  • The application for admission form will constitute the official registration and enrolment document upon acceptance of a learner’s application which will be confirmed by a formal letter of acceptance issued by the Tracker Academy to the applicant.
  • No correspondence will be entered into with unsuccessful applicants. If an applicant has not received a response from the Tracker Academy the application should be regarded as unsuccessful
  • Please ensure that you comply with the minimum admission requirements of the TRACKER ACADEMY before submitting your application.

SECTION A2: DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED WITH THIS FORM BY APPLICANT.

(Please ensure that you have these documents ready before starting the application process)

  • Copy of Senior Certificate (or Matric) equivalent qualification.
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Copy of identity document where applicant is a South African national or passport for a foreign national.
  • Copies of academic record/certificates.
  • Health certificate. 
  • Copy of valid driver’s license.
  • SAPS Police clearance certificate.

(Not required for online applications, however must be presented upon enrolment)

SECTION A3:  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • TRACKER ACADEMY must be notified immediately of any change of address/contact details after submission of the application.
  • Please ensure that you provide contactable telephone numbers.
  • Insufficient information / incomplete documentation would lead to a delay in the processing of the application or disqualification of the application.
  • All applicants are expected to report to Tracker Academy on a date determined by the Acceptance Letter. Failure to report on the said date will result in forfeiture of admission.
  • Applicants should arrange beforehand for a bank account for personal financial needs.
  • Applicants should also budget for the following:
    • Transport costs to Tracker Academy, and return journey.
    • Allowance (pocket money) to cover personal expenses such as toiletries of at least R200.00 per month for the duration of the study period.
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SECTION B1 - PERSONAL DETAILS OF APPLICANT

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Include street, town/city, country and postal code.
(Country & area dial codes where applicable)
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If other or employed, provide details:
SA College for Tourism – Tracker Academy

Magazine Hill
PO Box 314
Graaff-Reinet
6280

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