Management of Co-operatives

“Farm Together” Course for Cooperatives to manage the cooperative

It was found that the cooperatives were founded and registered at DTI but was not sustainable and the reason for the lack of success of the cooperatives was that they did not understand the process and management systems for cooperative.

This course was designed to train the Cooperatives in an effort to make them sustainable and to give the learners knowledge of the management and control systems of the business.

Included are basic bookkeeping, conflict management, and money management, marketing and marketing research. See that list of Unit Standards:

The Selected NQF Unit Standards Competencies for “Farm Together”

The seven unit standards that are incorporated into the learning programme are:

  • US 13995, Demonstrate an understanding of contracts and their sources.
  • US 14001, Demonstrate an understanding of managerial expertise and administrative capabilities.
  • US 10009, Demonstrate the ability to start and run a business and adapt to a changing business environment.
  • US 10007, Identify, analyse and select business opportunities.
  • US 116165, Define production and understand the basic activities of production/ conversion in the agri- business environment.
  • US 116164, Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of marketing.
  • US 116159, Identify the need for capital and understand the need for the recording of the income and different costs in an agri-business.

Credits and Notional Hours:

Notional hours are defined in terms of the amount of time it takes for the average student to achieve the learning outcomes. For contact institutions, the rule of thumb is two hours of time outside the classroom for every hour in the classroom when calculating notional hours.”

The seven selected unit standards make an accumulated total of credits 18 which translates into 180 notional hours.

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