National Certificate:

Animal Production

National Certificate: Animal Production

Qualification No: 48979  |  NQF 4  |  142 Credits


The National Certificate in Animal Production will equip students with focused knowledge and skills in primary animal production. During the course, students can specialise in small stock management (sheep or goat) or large stock management (cattle). Additional course content, designed by key industry role players, is included to ensure students are exposed to the latest in industry developments.

Upon successful completion of the National Certificate: Animal Production, students can enrol for a National Diploma in Animal Production NQF 5.

  • Grade 11, with basic literacy in English on Level 3 (40%)
  • Communication at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2
  • Agricultural activities at NQF 3


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 – 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
  • Junior farmer
  • Farm supervisor
  • Enrol for further Diploma studies



Registration R 2,000
After registration: 50% deposit R 13,000
At the start of the second term: (outstanding balance) R 13,000
TOTAL FEE R 28,000

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 two payment options to assist individuals in achieving 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

R2,167 x 12 months (T&C apply)

Module title Credits
Cluster 1: Communication in the workplace 20
Cluster 2: Business Numeracy 40
Cluster 3: Livestock management practices 46
Cluster 4: Animal production 36