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This qualification will form the basis for learners to extend their learning into more specialised areas of plant production and provides the basis for the establishment of sustainable farming operations through the inclusion of a wide spectrum of competencies required by farmers in South Africa.
Whilst technical production orientated competencies are ensured, other aspects such as agri-business and good agricultural practices are included in the range of competencies required by farmers in order to enable them to strive towards agricultural management standards and practices at higher levels.
Competent qualifying learners in this qualification will oversee quality agricultural products in Plant Production whereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets. The learner will engage in supervision and operational activities relevant to Plant Production.
This qualification will provide individuals in the agricultural sector with the knowledge and skills to:
Supervise and lead a working team performing the agricultural processes as applicable to plant husbandry.
Take responsible decisions based on a sound understanding of the basic principles of agri-business and good agricultural practices, in meeting the set objectives and targets within the broader farm plan which includes the economical application of general resources, agricultural production and technical knowledge and skills.
Implement safety and hygiene standards as applicable within the industry.
Extend their learning and practice into other areas of agricultural commodities within a context of either agronomy, or horticulture as applicable to the agricultural commodity, or to strive towards agricultural management standards and practice at higher levels.
Oversee the production of quality agricultural products thereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.
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