Animal Production








Purpose of this Qualification

A learner assessed as competent against this qualification will have the necessary competence to supervise and lead a working team performing the agricultural processes as applicable to animal husbandry. Furthermore, the learner will be able to make responsible decisions based on a sound understanding of the basic principles of agri-business and good agricultural practices, in meeting the set objectives and targets within the broader farm plan which includes the economic application of general resources, agricultural production, and technical knowledge and skills. The learner will also be able to adhere to and implement according to the level of supervision as well as the relevant quality, safety, and hygiene standards as applicable within the industry.

In addition, they will be well-positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agricultural commodities within a context of either agronomy, or horticulture as applicable to the agricultural commodity, or to strive towards agricultural management standards and practice at higher levels. Competent qualifying learners in this qualification will oversee the production of quality agricultural products whereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gaining opportunities to access local, national, and international agricultural markets.

Module 1: Mathematical Literacy

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations
  • Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3- dimensional space in different contexts
  • Investigate life and work-related problems using data and probabilities
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues


Module 2: Communication

  • Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication
  • Interpret and use information from texts
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes
  • Write texts for a range of communicative contexts


Module 3: Understanding the processes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic requirements of different fruit markets
  • Explain product characteristics
  • Explain the cold chain process
  • Monitor fruit treatment process


Module 4: Fruit Packing and Grading Machinery

  • Operate fruit packing line machine
  • Operate fruit sizing machine


Module 5: Handling the fruit Grade fruit

  • Pack fruit
  • Palletise fruit
  • Dispatch final
  • product Receive
  • fruit Store fruit


Module 6: Hygiene Procedures

  • Apply hygiene procedures
  • Apply safety and health procedures

Duration: 12 Months

Delivery: Classroom/Online/Blended

Competence in languages, communication & numeracy at NQF Level 2

Possible careers on completion

Qualifying learners could follow a career in:

  • Farmer / Farm Worker specializing in animal production
  • Farm Supervisor Farm Team Leader
  • Farm Manager

National Certificate: Fruit Packing and Grading Processes

Accreditation: Agri SETA

SAQA ID: 48848

NQF Level: 3

Credits: 120