National Diploma:

Plant Production

National Diploma: Plant Production

Qualification No: 49010 | NQF 5 | 240 Credits


This National Diploma will equip students with focused knowledge and skills in primary agricultural plant production in southern Africa.  During the course, students can specialise in dryland crops, irrigated crops, vegetable crops and fruits. Additional course content, designed by key industry roleplayers, is included to ensure students are exposed to the latest in industry developments. The curriculum also focuses on management practices within a Sustainable Land Management (SLM) environment.

Upon successful completion of the National Diploma: Plant Production, students can enrol for a Bachelor Agriculture degree in the same field.


National Senior Certificate (Grade 12)


Two years

Training Methodology

Online/Blended Training

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

Students can also attend relevant additional i3A courses at one of our associated academies. These course credits will contribute towards their qualification.

Possible Career Opportunities
  • Farmer
  • Junior Farm Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Agricultural Product Representative



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)

First Year

  • Communication in the workplace
  • Biometry
  • Agricultural Management I
  • Plant Biology
  • Chemistry and Physics

Second Year

  • Agricultural Management II
  • Agronomic Systems
  • Permaculture Systems
  • Irrigation