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MC~11 - The African Penguin

Duration: ± 60 minutes | Course Code: MC~11 | Cost From: R250 ($15) per person

The course is an informative and awareness about the African or Jackass Penguin, found at certain locations along the Cape Southern and West Coast, some being breeding colonies.

These birds are on the “threatened’ list and if we are not careful, are heading for extinction.

The module consists of a short Video giving an overview of their habitats, habits and characteristics, useful for those involved in the nature tourism industry.

It is an awareness course only, and has no quiz or certificate associated with it.

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To give a knowledge and understanding of the African Penguin.

This species is endemic to Southern Africa and an important tourist attraction. Unfortunately it is threatened by extinction, and therefore the course gives information on threats in the hope that the birds can become more protected.

Target Audience

All personnel employed or involved with marine and Coastal Tourism and the Hospitality Industry. In addition, it is interesting and useful knowledge for those keen to learn more about the species.

Learning Outcomes

An ability to understand and talk knowledgeable about the African Penguin, it's habitats, breeding and mating characteristics and threats to it's survival.

Scope & Requirements

The course is presented on-line in the form of a short Video, Presentation Material, Course Notes and a Short Quiz.

Access via computer and internet is required.


R 250 per person
$ 15 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course.

Duration: ± 60 minutes
Course Code: MC~11

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Comet Training is a trading name for The Penny Ferry (Pty) Ltd, a limited liability company established in 1996. The Penny Ferry has been involved in hands-on training and e-learning for many years, specializing in the Marine, Environmental, Tourism, Industrial, Health and Technical markets. Through close associations with other organizations, Comet Training was established to better promote a suite of e-learning applications to the global markets.