National Certificate

Animal & Plant Production

  • Duration: 1 year
  • R35 000
  • Choose your course:
    – Animal Production
    – Plant Production
  • Includes:
    – Poultry Production
    – Piggery
    – Support Sessions

Registration Form

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Training, Practical, and Workplace Experience

Students will have to complete theory (self study, assignments) and practical (workplace experience) to gain competency in animal or plant production.

Students can do all the theory themselves (at home) or they can join our contact sessions on our Cullinan Farm. Training sessions will be according to a schedule, generally one week per month (Monday – Friday), booking for these sessions are essential (schedule available on request).

Students can attend the monthly sessions as part of their training.  During these sessions students will get the necessary support for their assignments that form part of their Portfolio of Evidence (PoE).  Students will have the opportunity to work in groups during these sessions.

Alternatively, students will have unlimited support via email during their 1-year course.

It is recommended that you find yourself a practical site close to home to do your workplace experience at. This can be at various farms over the two years in your area where you obtain further skills.  Once you are a registered student, we will provide you with a letter in this regard to assist you with finding other workplace options.

Distance Learning Requirements

  • Learner should have access to a working farm environment for workplace experience.
  • Learners who do not have access to a farm have the opportunity to gain some workplace experience at our Cullinan farm.
  • All certificate learners have the option to attend any of the theoretical contact sessions @ Cullinan farm during the year.
  • PoE support sessions will be on Friday’s as per training schedule. These support sessions are not compulsory, and students only attend the sessions if additional support is needed.
  • There is also continued e-mail support to all learners.

Practical Workplace Guidelines & Logbook

Learners who do not have a formal workplace will be able to register for the certificate course if you commit to a combination of the following practical guidelines during your 1-year course:

  • Learners will be able to make use of the Agri Skills Cullinan Farm Training Centre, to do practical on weekends and public holidays.
  • Learners, who have space in their backyard, can start a small animal or plant project (piggery, poultry, aquaculture, hydroponics, herb growing, beekeeping, aquaponics etc.). These projects will serve as practical and students will keep logbooks on their projects.
  • Learners can work on family farms.
  • Learners can work overseas in the agricultural industry.
  • Learners can get involved in Agricultural Community Projects.
  • Learners can also log visits to livestock auctions, farmer’s days, information days at different companies, as well as any other educational events.

We hope that the above guidelines will enable more students to follow their dream and be able to start a career in agriculture.

Logbooks

  • All learners must complete a logbook to keep record of their practical experience (a template will be given to you).
  • It is essential that you start your logbook as soon as you start doing your practical.
  • Logbooks are completed daily.
  • As adult learners it is your responsibility to keep your logbook up to date and to get the necessary person/s to sign if off.

Course Information

The purpose of this qualification is to allow Junior Personnel and elected candidates to progress towards a position of farm labourers (operators) with specific reference to plant production.

Admittance Requirements:

  • There are no minimum requirements – Learners do not need matric to register for the NQF level 2 to 4 programmes.
  • Reasonable level of literacy is needed (read, write, and understand English).

Time Frame:

  • All the certificate courses run for 1 year.
  • Learners work individually at their own speed and time.
  • The facilitator/mentor will schedule goals with the learner this will help to avoid procrastinating and non-completing the course.

Mentoring is scheduled per learner request to assist with any queries.

Conditions:

  • The learner must have access to facilities on a farm where they can do practical and have supervision in the workplace.
  • If all the facilities are not available for the related subjects they will need to make arrangements at other places.
  • The learner will need access to a computer.
  • All material will be supplied electronically, you then submit the workbooks electronically or you can print it and hand in hard-copy.

Price includes:

  • VAT.
  • All manuals.
  • Facilitator/mentor will visit the site at least once in the year (depending on location).
    a. The learner will visit the office at least three times in this period.
    b. This will be for your summative assessment.
    c. E-mail/assistance will be arranged and you can ask for help when it suits you.
  • Registration with the AgriSETA.
  • Assessment and Moderation (There are no examination fees).
  • Certification with the AgriSETA on completion.

This does not include:

  • Travel, refreshments and accommodation for the learner.
  • Equipment and facilities for practical.
  • Payment of training venue.
  • Arrangement and availability of practical area/farm.
  • Learner grants/stipements.

This package includes:

  • Demonstrate Basic understanding of the Poultry Production industry (119442)
  • Explain basic pig husbandry practices (116120)
  • First Aid Level 1

Call or email now!        012 460 9585        info@agriskills.net


Note: There is no refund on learners that do not complete the course.


Unit Standards for Qualification 48975

Type ID Title
Core 116125 Apply crop protection and animal health products effectively and responsibly.
Core 116275 Apply routine maintenance and servicing plans and procedures.
Core 116274 Assist in farm planning and layout for conservation and rainwater harvesting.
Core 116272 Demonstrate a basic understanding of the physiological functioning of the anatomical structures of the plant.
Core 116259 Explain application of marketing principles within an alternative and dynamic agricultural marketing environment.
Core 116237 Explain costing and the viability of an agri-business.
Core 116257 Explain human resource policies and procedures.
Core 116240 Explain store inputs categories, labeling and storage methods.
Core 116218 Explain the planning and scheduling of tasks in a production environment.
Core 116220 Explain the propagation of plants.
Core 116214 Interpret factors influencing agricultural enterprises and plan accordingly.
Core 116212 Maintain water quality parameters.
Core 116267 Manage soil fertility and plant nutrition.
Core 116268 Monitor and co-ordinate the harvesting of agricultural products.
Core 116271 Monitor and supervise a food safety and quality management system in the agricultural supply chain.
Core 116263 Monitor natural resource management practices.
Core 116265 Monitor pests, diseases and weeds on crops.
Core 116264 Monitor plant manipulation.
Core 116266 Monitor the operation and maintenance of irrigation systems.
Fundamental 8968 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication.
Fundamental 9010 Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations.
Fundamental 9013 Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts.
Fundamental 116222 Incorporate basic concepts of sustainable farming systems into practical farm activities.
Fundamental 8969 Interpret and use information from texts.
Fundamental 9012 Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities.
Fundamental 116269 Supervise the collection of agricultural data.
Fundamental 8973 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes.
Fundamental 7456 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues.
Fundamental 8970 Write texts for a range of communicative contexts.
Elective 116258 Communicate agri/ecotourism principles and concepts effectively and adapt to needs.
Elective 116261 Introduction to organic certification and internal control systems.
Elective 116262 Maintain and support sustainable wild flower harvesting practices.
Elective 116221 Identify and apply permaculture principles.
Elective 116314 Produce crop in a hydroponic system.
The purpose of this qualification is to allow Junior Personnel and elected candidates to progress towards a position of farm labourers (operators) with specific reference to animal production.

Admittance Requirements:

  • There are no minimum requirements – Learners do not need matric to register for the NQF level 2 to 4 programmes.
  • Reasonable level of literacy is needed (read, write, and understand English).

Time Frame:

  • All the certificate courses run for 1 year.
  • Learners work individually at their own speed and time.
  • The facilitator/mentor will schedule goals with the learner this will help to avoid procrastinating and non-completing the course.

Mentoring is scheduled per learner request to assist with any queries.

Conditions:

  • The learner must have access to facilities on a farm where they can do practical and have supervision in the workplace.
  • If all the facilities are not available for the related subjects they will need to make arrangements at other places.
  • The learner will need access to a computer.
  • All material will be supplied electronically, you then submit the workbooks electronically or you can print it and hand in a hard-copy.

Price includes:

  • VAT.
  • All manuals.
  • Facilitator/mentor will visit the site at least once in the year (depending on location).
    a. The learner will visit the office at least three times in this period.
    b. This will be for their summative assessment.
    c. E-mail/assistance will be arranged and you can ask for help when it suits you.
  • Registration with the AgriSETA.
  • Assessment and Moderation (There are no examination fees).
  • Certification with the AgriSETA on completion.

This does not include:

  • Travel, refreshments and accommodation for the learner.
  • Equipment and facilities for practical.
  • Payment of training venue.
  • Arrangement and availability of practical area/farm.
  • Learner grants/stipements.

This package includes:

  • Demonstrate Basic understanding of the Poultry Production industry (119442)
  • Explain basic pig husbandry practices (116120)
  • First Aid Level 1

Call or email now!        012 460 9585        info@agriskills.net


Note: There is no refund on learners that do not complete the course.


Unit Standards for Qualification 48979

Type ID Title
Core 116300 Apply procedures to manage damage control in animals and victims.
Core 116302 Assume co-responsibility and participation in human resource management.
Core 116290 Establish a plan for the monitoring, safe use and maintenance of equipment implements, technology and infrastructure.
Core 116293 Evaluate, adjust and implement factors influencing agricultural enterprises.
Core 116288 Execute sustainable resource use and quality control.
Core 116281 Explain animal classification and natural history.
Core 116285 Explain functional animal anatomy and physiology.
Core 116282 Explain intermediate animal nutrition.
Core 116286 Give an overview of the industry structure.
Core 116278 Implement a food safety and quality management system in the agricultural supply chain.
Core 116303 Implement a natural resource management plan.
Core 116308 Implement animal health and bio-security programs.
Core 116309 Implement integrated farm layout and site selection.
Core 116307 Manage the quality of the harvesting of animal products.
Core 116322 Manage water quality parameters.
Core 116291 Participate in the development and management of an agri business plan.
Core 116684 Participate in the development and management of an agricultural marketing plan.
Core 116318 Plan and maintain breeding systems.
Core 116319 Prepare a whole farm budget and establish a proper integrated information system for an agri-business.
Core 116321 Procure and manage agricultural input.
Fundamental 8968 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication.
Fundamental 8972 Interpret a variety of literary texts.
Fundamental 8969 Interpret and use information from texts.
Fundamental 8970 Write texts for a range of communicative contexts.
Fundamental 9015 Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems.
Fundamental 8974 Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts.
Fundamental 116312 Implement a data collection plan.
Fundamental 12417 Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities.
Fundamental 116320 Plan and maintain environmentally sound agricultural processes.
Fundamental 8975 Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts.
Fundamental 8979 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes.
Fundamental 7468 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues.
Fundamental 8976 Write for a wide range of contexts.
Elective 10976 Convey livestock.
Elective 116299 Apply advanced pig husbandry practices.

What can I do with my qualification?

Animal Production NQF 2:

  • Agriculturalist
  • Animal identification systems
  • Breeding specialist
  • Animal health management

Animal Production NQF 4 – 5:

  • Farm manager
  • Veterinarian (terms and conditions apply – contact & inquire)
  • Agri school teacher
  • Irrigation technician
  • Research technician

Plant Production NQF 1 – 3:

  • Nursery manager
  • Green house manager

Plant Production NQF 4 – 5:

  • Extension officer
  • Product inspector
  • Agri school teacher

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