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i3A Agri-Skills

Agricultural Productivity

Increase your Farm Productivity through Training

i3A courses are designed to meet your farming needs

Junior Farm Managers

Various Farm Management courses are available throughout the year. Certain modules are adapted to meet the specific workplace needs of each student.  Practical assignments are conducted at the student’s workplace to eliminate time spent away from work.

Courses available

  • National Certificate: Agri Sales and Services – NQF 4 Learnership
  • Certificate in Business management. (Full certificate 120 credits)
  • Compile and interpret financial statements (10 credits)
  • Purchase merchandise (10 credits)
  • Control stock levels (10 credits)
  • Complete a sales transaction (10 credits)
  • Marketing merchandise (10 credits)
  • Sales of goods and services (10 credits)
  • Provide customer service (10 credits)
  • Plan, Supervise and Allocate Work (10 credits)
  • Plan, Coordinate and Implement Sales Promotions (10 credits)
  • Administrative Support (10 credits)

Farm Managers

Courses available
  • National Certificate: Animal Production – NQF 4
  • National Certificate: Plant Production – NQF 4
  • “Lead from the Front” Leadership Programme
  • Increased efficiency and productivity
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Supervision and Productivity
  • Store / Packhouse keeping
  • Animal health and biosecurity
  • Basic Book and Recordkeeping

Supervisors and Team Leaders

Our courses help supervisors and team leaders understand their role in primary agricultural production processes. Specific custom-designed modules complement generic AgriSETA unit standards.

Courses available

  • National Certificate: Animal Production – NQF 3
  • National Certificate: Plant Production – NQF 3
  • “Lead from the Front” Leadership Programme

Farm-workers and Operators

Courses Available

  • Tractor and machine operator
  • Tractor and machine maintenance
  • Livestock handling practices
  • Defensive driving skills
  • Artificial Insemination Assistant
  • Apply and safe use of agro-chemicals
  • Animal health and diseases
  • Sheep Shearing

Benefits of well-trained teams

  • Increased efficiency and productivity
  • improved risk-management and staff safety
  • Ability to work independently
  • Higher morale and a happier work environment
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Better work culture and improved corporate image

Programmes vary from one-day seminars to five-day workplace skills training sessions. Various training options are available. Our Facilitators use our “experiential classroom” as a neutral environment for development, where each participant can hone their skills.



Stable and flourishing farm communities are essential to the success of a farming business. Each of our programmes is customised after a detailed consultation process to assist you and your community to create a harmonious and productive environment.

There are no quick-fix solutions to many of the social and developmental challenges experienced on farms, but a well-structured and planned process can create an environment for everyone to reach their potential.

Focus Areas

  • Community Development
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Conflict Management
  • Diversity Management

Training Options

Our Blended Training Model allows staff to complete theoretical modules online and practical sessions at their place of work.

The On-farm Training Model is ideal for participants with low literacy levels who live in rural areas with limited training facilities.


Types of Courses

Non-credit bearing/non-accredited courses – Our most popular courses provide clients with the opportunity to address specific needs at their businesses. Courses are custom-designed in consultation with clients. There is no national recognition for these courses – successful students receive Certificates of Completion.

Credit-bearing /accredited courses  – These form part of the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and are recognised by the government and industry. Skills levy paying companies can claim monies against training. Successful students will receive industry-recognised certificates.

Contact Us

Contact one of our Business Development consultants to find out how we can help you achieve greater levels of success.