Primary Agriculture

A beginners guide to farming

  • Animal Production
  • Mixed Farming Systems
  • Plant Production
Pig-Farm1

National Certificate: Animal Production NQF 1; 2; 3; 4

This qualification provides learners the opportunity to gain a qualification in Animal Production. The range of typical learners that will enter this qualification will vary and includes:

  • New entrants in farming who wish to progress to the level of Junior Labourer within farming operations in Animal Husbandry;
  • New entrants that wishes to enter the sector as farmers;
  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, which will be assessed and RPL’ed;
  • Possible candidates for promotion identified by the community as leaders.
  • Learners may come from both genders.

The learner will engage in supervision and operational activities relevant to Animal Production.

Requests and expressions of need for this qualification, coming from the broad, but also specific farming communities (Animal Husbandry) forms the basis for the development of this qualification.

This qualification will form the basis for learners to extend their learning into more specialised areas of animal production and provides the basis of the establishment of sustainable farming operations through the inclusion of a wide spectrum of competencies required by farmers in South Africa. Whilst technical production orientated competencies are ensured, other aspects such as agri-business and good agricultural practices are included in the range of competencies required by farmers in order to enable them to strive towards agricultural management standards and practices at higher levels.

Competent qualifying learners in this qualification will participate in the production quality agricultural products in Animal Husbandry whereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.


National Diploma: Animal Production NQF 5

The range of typical learners that will enter this qualification will vary and includes:

  • Junior farm managers who wish to progress to the level of farm manager;
  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, which will be assessed and RPL’ed;
  • School leavers (Grade 12); and
  • Learners may come from both genders.

The learner will engage in farm management and operational activities relevant to Animal Production.

Requests and expressions of need for this qualification, coming from the broad, but also specific farming communities (Animal Production) forms the basis for the development of this qualification.

This qualification will form the basis for learners to extend their learning into more specialised areas of animal production and management and provides the basis of the establishment of sustainable farming operations through the inclusion of a wide spectrum of competencies required by farmers in South Africa. Whilst technical production orientated competencies are ensured, other aspects such as agri-business and good agricultural practices are included in the range of competencies required by farmers in order to enable them to strive towards agricultural management standards and practices at higher levels.

Competent qualifying learners in this qualification will oversee quality agricultural products in Animal Production whereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.

MixedFarm

National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems NQF 1; 2

This qualification provides learners the opportunity to gain a qualification in Mixed Farming Systems (Plant- and Animal Production). The range of typical learners that will enter this qualification will vary and includes:

  • Junior farm labourers who wish to progress to the level of Labourer within farming operations in Plant Production;
  • Farm owners, in possession of an equivalent qualification at NQF 1;
  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, which will be assessed and RPL’ed;
  • Possible candidates for promotion identified by the community as leaders.
  • Learners may come from both genders.

The learner will engage in supervision and operational activities relevant to Plant Production.

Requests and expressions of need for this qualification, coming from the broad, but also specific farming communities forms the basis for the development of this qualification.

This qualification will form the basis for learners to extend their learning into more specialised areas of plant- and animal production and provides the basis of the establishment of sustainable farming operations through the inclusion of a wide spectrum of competencies required by farmers in South Africa. Whilst technical production orientated competencies are ensured, other aspects such as agri-business and good agricultural practices are included in the range of competencies required by farmers in order to enable them to strive towards agricultural management standards and practices at higher levels.

Competent qualifying learners in this qualification will oversee quality agricultural products in mixed farming systems whereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.

Maize

National Certificate: Plant Production NQF 1; 2; 3; 4

This qualification provides learners the opportunity to gain a qualification in Plant Production. The range of typical learners that will enter this qualification will vary and includes:

  • New entrants in farming who wish to progress to the level of Junior Labourer within farming operations in Plant Production;
  • New entrants that wishes to enter the sector as farmers;
  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, which will be assessed and RPL’ed;
  • Possible candidates for promotion identified by the community as leaders.
  • Learners may come from both genders.

The learner will engage in operational activities relevant to Plant Production.

Requests and expressions of need for this qualification, coming from the broad, but also specific farming communities (Plant Production) forms the basis for the development of this qualification.

This qualification will form the basis for learners to extend their learning into more specialised areas of plant production and provides the basis of the establishment of sustainable farming operations through the inclusion of a wide spectrum of competencies required by farmers in South Africa. Whilst technical production orientated competencies are ensured, other aspects such as agri-business and good agricultural practices are included in the range of competencies required by farmers in order to enable them to strive towards agricultural management standards and practices at higher levels.

Competent qualifying learners in this qualification will participate in the production of quality agricultural products in Plant Production whereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.


National Diploma: Plant Production NQF 5

The range of typical learners that will enter this qualification will vary and includes:

  • Junior farm managers who wish to progress to the level of farm manager;
  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, which will be assessed and RPL’ed;
  • School leavers (Grade 12); and
  • Learners may come from both genders.

The learner will engage in farm management and operational activities relevant to Plant Production.

Requests and expressions of need for this qualification, coming from the broad, but also specific farming communities (Plant Production) forms the basis for the development of this qualification.

This qualification will form the basis for learners to extend their learning into more specialised areas of plant production and management and provides the basis of the establishment of sustainable farming operations through the inclusion of a wide spectrum of competencies required by farmers in South Africa. Whilst technical production orientated competencies are ensured, other aspects such as agri-business and good agricultural practices are included in the range of competencies required by farmers in order to enable them to strive towards agricultural management standards and practices at higher levels.

Competent qualifying learners in this qualification will oversee quality agricultural products in Plant Production whereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.

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