National Certificate:

Agricultural Extension

National Certificate: Agricultural Extension

Qualification No: 59550  |  NQF 6  |  177 Credits


The Agricultural Extension Officer plays a critical role in the success of farmers, including small-scale farmers, and in the development of rural communities.

The National Certificate in Agricultural Extension provides the opportunity to agricultural and other technicians in the industry to acquire and broaden their competencies, which will expand the depth and sustainability of their work and contribute toward poverty alleviation and sustainable development in the country.

  • ND: Agriculture
  • Enrolment for 3rd year in Graduate Studies


12 months

Training Methodology

Online/Blended Training

The blended training model allows students to complete theoretical modules online and practical sessions on a local farm and community – reducing time spent away from work.

Groups of Agricultural Extensioners can also attend contact and support sessions at i3A centra

Ideal for / Possible Career Opportunities
  • Agricultural Extension Officers
  • Rural Development Officers
  • Community Development Officers
  • Agricultural Development Planners
  • Educational Practitioners



Registration R 2,000
After registration: 50% deposit R 14,000
At the start of the second term: (outstanding balance) R 14,000
TOTAL FEE R 30,000

The Cost includes:
  • VAT
  • Access to i3A Online Campus
  • Practical Training support
  • All Assessments
The cost excludes:
  • Accommodation/meals during practical sessions
  • Transport to the training venue

Payment Options

We understand the financial constraints most people face and have created 2 payment options to assist individuals to achieve their study goals.

Option 1: Payment Plan

R14,000 is payable at the start of each semester. (T&C apply)

Option 2: Monthly Plan

R2,000 registration fee

R3000 x 10 months (T&C apply)


  • Agricultural Extension as a Profession
  • Mental Approach to Agricultural Extension
  • Group and Groups Dynamics
  • Communication in Extension
  • Extension Projects and Programmes
  • The Approach Community Development
  • Negotiation Techniques& Methods
  • Evaluation in Extension
  • The Educational Practitioners
  • Community Disaster Risk Management
  • Commercial Farm Planning
  • Defensive Driving