plant production








The purpose of this qualification is to allow Supervisors to progress towards a Junior Farm
Manager position with specific reference to Plant Production

  • Module 1: Communication

    • Accommodate audience and contexts in oral communication
    • Interpret a variety of literary texts
    • Interpret and use information from texts
    • Write texts for a range of communicative contexts
    • Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts
    • Read, analyse and respond to a variety of texts
    • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes
    • Write for a wide range of contexts

    Module 2: Mathematical Literacy

    • Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life-related problems
    • Implement a data collection plan
    • Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & improve geometrical relationships in 2 and 3-dimensional space in the life and workplace of adults with increasing responsibilities
    • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national, and international issues

    Module 3: Agricultural Practices

    • Plan and maintain environmentally sound agricultural process
    • Apply effective and responsible integrated pest, disease & weed control
    • Develop a harvesting plan for a specific agricultural crop
    • Schedule the operation and maintenance of irrigation systems

    Module 4: Agricultural Business

    • Assume co-responsibility & participation in human resource management
    • Give an overview of the industry structure
    • Implement a food safety and quality management system in the agricultural supply chain
    • Prepare a whole farm budget and establish a properly integrated information system for an Agribusiness
    • Participate in the development and management of an agricultural marketing plan
    • Procure and manage agricultural input Implement a permaculture site design

    Module 5: Plant Production Principles

    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the physiological processes in plant growth and development
    • Implement soil fertility and plant nutrition practices
    • Manage plant manipulation methods of an agricultural crop
    • Manage water quality parameters Propagate plants in a variety of situations
    • Produce crop in a hydroponic system

    Module 6:

    • Establish a plan for the monitoring, safe use, and maintenance of equipment implements, technology, and infrastructure

    Module 7:

    • Execute sustainable resource use and quality control
    • Recognise Agri/ecotourism within the strategic environment
    • Implement a natural resource management plan
    • Implement an integrated farm layout and site selection

Duration: 12 Months

Delivery: Classroom

  • Numeracy, Literacy & Communication equal to NQF 2
  • Technical skills pertaining to agricultural activities equal to NQF 2

Qualifying learners could follow a career in:

  • Farm Worker specialising in plant production (Pest Controller/Irrigationist)
  • Farm Supervisor
  • Farm Team Leader
  • Farm Manage

National Certificate: Plant Production

Accreditation: AGRI SETA

SAQA ID: 49009

NQF Level: 4

Credits: 142