National Diploma in Animal Production

The National Diploma in Animal Production is an academic programme supported by practical hands-on modules, developed by the South African Agricultural Industry. The qualification focuses on the management of operational animal production skills, within the challenges of understanding the science of chemistry and physics, animal biology, business numeracy, communication and modern computer literacy.

Overview

Diploma Awarded: National Diploma In Animal Production
Duration: 2 years
SETA AgriSETA
SAQA ID: 49011
Credits: 240
NQF Level: 5

The Programme allows students, that meet the entry requirements, to complete a practical two-year National Diploma in Animal Production. This qualification will enable qualifying students to actively participate in Primary Animal Production, including enhancing the overall agrarian process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets. Competency will be obtained in specialized sub-fields of Animal Production (i.e., small stock, large stock, dairy production and aqua culture) with an evenly strong focus on management and technical knowledge.

On completion of the National Diploma, students will be well positioned to extend learning and practice into other sub-fields such as Crop Production, Mixed Farming, and Farm Management. The National Diploma will also allow the student to enter the Bachelor of Agriculture Degree at the International Agricultural Academy for Africa by 2020.

Methodology

This National Diploma is presented as a blended study programme. This means that we will offer certain contact sessions in your region, where after you will then complete your theoretical studies through our online Agri-learn platform. This is done through own studies, reading and the online submission of assignments.

During the 2nd Semester of each year, you will attend a 20-day practical workshop, whereby practical training will be offered in your specific field of study and final assessments will be concluded.

This is a full participatory learning programme, where you will also communicate with your co-students across the country on social media, Agri-social, and you can ask interesting quotations, or upload contributions in the format of articles, photos or videos on Agri-social.

Throughout the academic year, our lecturers will be available on our Agri-social platform, and can also be contacted via E-mail, SMS, WhatsApp, or direct telephonic contact.

We are making learning fun, exiting and interesting. Social media and Audio-visuals is the new future of learning.

Ideal for

  • Junior farm managers who wish to progress to the level of farm manager
  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, which will be assessed and RPL’ed* (Recognition of Prior Learning)
  • School leavers (Grade 12)

*This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole through the recognition of prior learning. Credit will be given to learning, which has already been acquired, through the appropriate process of assessment. 

Why i3A?

  • SAQA accredited courses
  • World class lectures and affiliated academics
  • Custom-designed online Agricultural Campus that includes e-learning modules and an online encyclopaedia for lifelong support
  • Practical training facilities

Modules

Although training modules are based on SAQA Unit standards and requirements, additional information is taught during academic sessions. Students have unlimited access to Agri-pedia, our online campus to complete assignments.

Practical sessions are conducted at various training to provide students with maximum practical opportunities and exposure to real-life scenarios.

Year 1 – Modules

Chemistry and Physics
Business Numeracy
Agricultural management I
Communication
Computer Literacy
Animal Biology

Year 2 – Modules

Agricultural Management II
Animal Production
Agri-economics
Poultry

Admission Requirements

The following minimum admission requirements will be required to enter for the National Diploma.

 

National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) OR National Certificate (Vocational) that allows entrance to Diploma or Higher Certificate studies.

Minimum Application Point of 20.

English tuition language with a minimum achievement level 3 (40%).

Mathematical Literacy with a minimum achievement level 4 (50%), or Mathematics with a minimum achievement level 2 (30%).

Cost

The total tuition cost of the course is R 35 000.

The Cost includes:
Registration
Academic Fees for 2 years
Assessment (Formative and summative) for both years
Agri-pedia Online e-Learning Solutions (for duration of studies)
Award Ceremony

The cost excludes:
Accommodation during practical sessions
Meals during practical sessions
Transport to any training venue

Payment

We understand the financial dilemma most people are experiencing and have created 2 payment options to assist individuals to achieve their goal.

Year 1:  2018 (Tuition Fees: R17 500)

Option 1: Once-off Payment
Payment due on Registration in January 2018
Amount: R 17 500

 

Option 2: Split payment Plan

This payment provides students the ability to their study fees for their course in two separate payments.

First Payment due at Registration in January 2018
R 8 750 (50% of total fees)

Second Payment due at start of the second semester in June 2018
R 8 750 (50% of total fees)

Year 2:  2019 (Tuition Fees: R17 500)

Option 1: Once-off Payment
Payment due on Registration in January 2019
Amount: R 17 500

 

Option 2: Split payment Plan

This payment provides students the ability to their study fees for their course in two separate payments.

First Payment due at Registration in January 2019
R 8 750 (50% of total fees)

Second Payment due at start of the second semester in June 2019
R 8 750 (50% of total fees)

Skills and job opportunities

You will develop, over the tenure of your studies, a critical understanding of agriculture in Africa in the modern era and working in a global economy. You will gain practical and relevant skills that will enable you to work in the animal production sectors in South Africa.

All course content is based and supported by the latest industry developments, and these best practices will allow to you to participate meaningfully in primary animal production.

Graduates will be able to enter the primary agricultural workplace and establish a thriving career through hard work and commitment.

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