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


  • Modules & Courses

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 Agri-business
  • 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


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