National Diploma

Animal or Plant Production

  • Duration: 2 years
  • R47 000 per year (once off payment)
  • Choose your course:
    – Animal Production
    – Plant Production
  • Includes 6 short courses, choose from the list below:
    – Basic beef cattle production.
    – Basic goat production.
    – Basic pig husbandry.
    – Basic poultry production (boilers & layers).
    – Basic plant production.
    – Basic sheep production.
    – First Aid Level 1.
    – Basic Fire Fighting.


Learners must complete theory (self-study, assignments) and practical (workplace experience) to gain competency in their chosen field. Learners will do all the theory themselves (online at home via Google Classroom). Support will be available from a designated mentor.

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 or agricultural businesses 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.


The Qualification

  • 2-Year National Diploma.
    • National Diploma: Animal Production – SAQA ID 49011 NQF 5, or
    • National Diploma: Plant Production – SAQA ID 49010 NQF 5.
  • AgriSETA Accredited.
  • Requires Martic Certificate (conditions apply).

The Alternative

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Online Distance National Diploma Courses

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012 460 9585

Language Proficiency

  • All course material is in English.
  • Learners must have a good understanding of the language.

The Theory

  • Online theory via Google Classroom.
  • Mentor support.

The Practical

  • Learners must find their own practical site for the duration of their qualification/s.
  • Practical experience is of utmost importance and must be recorded daily in your logbook.

The Fees

  • Fees can be paid once-off per year or using a yearly payment plan.

Starting Dates

  • 1 April 2023.
  • 1 June 2023.
  • 1 August 2023.
  • 1 October 2023.


  • Full time courses are also available.
  • Practical farm near Cullinan.

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Online Distance National Diploma Courses

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012 460 9585


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Online Distance Diploma Enrolment Form

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Animal Production NQF 2:

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

Animal Production NQF 4 – 5:

  • Farm manager
  • 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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