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AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT

Specialised Crop Production A - PTP4701
Advanced Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: the purpose of this module is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for Field Crop Production. Students who achieve this module will demonstrate an understanding of the Field Crop Industry in South Africa and qualifying students will be familiar with botanical classification and basic morphology as well as field management and cultivation practices for the major field crops in South Africa. The purpose of this module is therefore to familiarize students with the major field crops and to enable them to apply appropriate practices in field crop production. Students who complete this module will be able to interpret, discuss and evaluate important agronomic practices as well as modern technologies and concepts for sustainable agriculture, and apply this knowledge to enhance crop productivity of cereal, industrial and legume crops with specific reference to the South African environment.
Agriculture Management Practice 1 - GPM2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
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Pre-requisite: PTP1501, PTP1502, ANP1501 & ANP1502 Co-requisite: AGP2601
Purpose: This module is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) module meant for semi advanced and/or semi seasoned agricultural practitioners and as such the purpose of this module is to introduce such students to actual advanced standard "Hands On" crop production practices through production of a specific crop species from "field to floor." This means that students who are registered for GPM2601 will be expected to be embedded in a farming environment where they will plan, produce, harvest and grade a crop species under minimum supervision. Upon successful completion of this module, students will become advanced and/or semi seasoned agricultural practitioners who will be able to perform crop husbandry and pertinent office management practices under minimum supervision whilst maintaining consistency with principles of profitable "Good Agricultural Practices" (GAP). It is essential to point out that students who successfully complete this module will be ready to undertake the advanced Work Integrated Module GPM3702 wherein they will be trained to independently supervise sub-ordinates who will be performing profitable "Good Agricultural Practices" both for crop and animal production enterprises.
Specialised Crop Production B - PTP4702
Advanced Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Production of genetically modified foods; and crop production for biofuels.
Agricultural Management Systems - AES1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
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Purpose: The module forms part of the Diploma in Agricultural Management. It is intended for Agricultural Technicians, trainers and facilitators in the field of agricultural management. It will be useful for students who want to pursue agricultural management or farming as a career. Students accredited with this module will be able to apply the management principles to agriculture by keeping themselves informed about the current economic system of South Africa and the agricultural environment in that economic system.
Plant Production II - PTP211A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 16
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PTP111A
Purpose: Plant pathology; entomology; identification and control.
Agricultural Management I - AGM111A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 16
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module is intended to expose and provide skills to students in management by objectives; co-operatives; organized agriculture; forms of land use; land prices and evaluation of assets; agricultural production systems.
Plant Production III - PTP311A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PTP211A
Purpose: Horticulture; horticultural crops; grain crops.
Agricultural Mechanisation - AGM1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
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Purpose: Students who achieve the outcomes of this module will be able to identify and apply appropriate agricultural technologies and strategies for efficient agricultural production for sustainable food security at farm level and for the development of the local agricultural sector. The module will also promote the application of environmentally friendly agricultural production procedures for sustainable land use and conservation of agricultural resources for a viable, profitable and sustainable agricultural sector. The module will be useful to agricultural technicians and those who are responsible for mechanised agricultural operations which require precise measurements, use and maintenance of tools, plant and equipment in all aspects of agricultural production, harvesting, processing, preservation and storage, including those related to animal housing, soil protection and land utilisation practices.
Introduction to Agricultural Policy - AME2703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is part of the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree (Agricultural Economics option). The module will be useful for students who are in the field of agriculture (plant and animal production, agricultural economics, agricultural development and extension) as well as students who are in the field of food and nutrition security and community development/ facilitation. Students who complete this module will understand basic concepts used in conceptual frameworks for agricultural development policies.
Introduction to Animal Production - ANP1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
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Purpose: Students who achieve the outcomes of this module will be able to identify and describe animal agriculture and define production systems and their many roles on food security and sustainable development at farm level and for the development of the local livestock industry. The module will also give insights on the various factors that influence farming systems which promote the application of environmentally friendly livestock production procedures for sustainable land use and conservation of agricultural resources for a viable, profitable and sustainable livestock industry. The module will be useful to livestock technicians, livestock extension workers, development workers in non-governmental organisations, and those who are responsible for farm animal welfare and production.
Agricultural and Rural Development - AME3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The concept of development; concept of development in relation to agriculture; integrated rural poverty; macro economic development goals; Agricultural and rural development sector projects and programmes; programming and identification.
Animal Husbandry - ANP1502
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
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Purpose: Students who achieve the outcomes of this module will be able to identify and describe animal agriculture and define production systems and their many roles on food security and sustainable development at farm level and for the development of the local livestock industry. The module will also give insights on the various factors that influence farming systems which promote the application of environmentally friendly livestock production procedures for sustainable land use and conservation of agricultural resources for a viable, profitable and sustainable livestock industry. The module will be useful to livestock technicians, livestock extension workers, development workers in non-governmental organisations, and those who are responsible for farm animal welfare and production.
Agricultural Resource Economics - AME3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Land for economic use, land resource development decisions, conservation of land resources for agricultural purposes and factors affecting land resource base; land resource requirements in South Africa and prospects for meeting future needs: the nature and significance of land rent; benefit-cost analysis on land use; land development costs.
Beginners Practical Course A - PRA003K
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: NOTE: PRA003K & PRA003N have the same content therefore, students may choose either module code when registering.
Purpose: This module is intended for learners who are in the field of agricultural production management in both crop and animal husbandry. It will be useful for those who have acquired theoretical knowledge in this field so as to help them practically implement what they have already learnt in theory.
Agricultural Policy Analysis - AME3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Agricultural policy analysis will be considered in the context of agribusiness and food security; good practice trends will be considered as a means to achieve quality control when conducting agricultural policy analysis practices.
Beginners Practical Course B - PRA003N
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: NOTE: PRA003K & PRA003N have the same content therefore, students may choose either module code when registering.
Purpose: This module is intended for learners who are in the field of agricultural production management in both crop and animal husbandry. It will be useful for those who have acquired theoretical knowledge in this field so as to help them practically implement what they have already learnt in theory.
Agricultural Production Management II - GPM201A
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 20
Module presented in English
Purpose: Work-integrated learning: No formal examination. Complete prescribed projects
Rural Agricultural Finance - AME3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Concept and importance of rural agricultural finance access to financial services; financial policies; the role of government; reasons for lack of success.
Advanced Practical Course A - PRA004F
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: NOTE: PRA004F & PRA004N have the same content therefore, students may choose either module code when registering.
Purpose: To equip students studying towards the National Diploma in Agricultural Management with practical experience in agricultural management.
Beef and Dairy Production - ANP3701
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
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Purpose: The module aims at training livestock technicians to identify appropriate breeds, enterprises and production systems for more efficient livestock production. The module will be useful to livestock technicians, agricultural scientists and farmers who are interested in livestock breed selection, production, improvement, management and marketing of live animals and their products. Students who complete this module will be able to identify, describe, discuss and apply appropriate livestock production technologies and strategies for efficient beef and dairy cattle production for sustainable food security and the development of the local livestock sector.
Advanced Practical Course B - PRA004N
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Recommendation: NOTE: PRA004F & PRA004N have the same content therefore, students may choose either module code when registering.
Purpose: To equip students studying towards the National Diploma in Agricultural Management with practical experience in agricultural management.
Small Stock Production - ANP3702
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
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Purpose: The aim is to train livestock technicians to identify appropriate sheep and goat breeds, enterprises and production systems for more efficient sheep and goat production. The module will be useful to livestock technicians, agricultural scientists and farmers who are interested in breed selection, production, improvement, management and marketing of sheep and goats and their products. Students who complete this module will be able to identify, describe, discuss and apply appropriate livestock production technologies and strategies for efficient sheep and goat production for sustainable food security and the development of the local livestock sector.
Introduction to Plant Production - PTP1501
Diploma,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is intended for learners who are in the field of crop production. It will be useful for those who are in the field of fruit production, vegetable production and the production of field crops. Learners credited with this module will be able to identify and classify agricultural plants, describe plant metabolic processes, identify different plant structures and demonstrate the understanding of functions of these structures, explain growth and development of plants together with the requirements thereof.
Field Crop and Vegetable Production - PTP3701
Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
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Purpose: Students who achieve the outcomes of this module will be able to grow field crops, in particular maize, wheat and sugar cane; and vegetables with emphasis in tomatoes, onions and cabbages. This module is intended for learners who are in the field of crop production. It will be useful for those who are in the field of vegetable production and the production of field crops.
Plant Production Systems - PTP1502
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module is intended for learners who are in the field of crop production. It will be useful for those who are in the field of fruit production, vegetable production and the production of field crops. Learners credited with this module will be able to use basic understanding of genetics for crop breeding and improvement, identify and manage components of climate affecting crop production using South Africa as a point of reference, identify and use essential cultural practices for the production of crops, and evaluate alternate cropping systems.
Agricultural Project Analysis IB - AME4802
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The concept of development; concept of development in relation to agriculture; integrated rural poverty; macro economic development goals; agricultural and rural development sector projects and programmes; programming and identification.
Agricultural Management II - AGM211A
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AGM111A
Purpose: The module is intended to introduce students to management information and decision-making environment; decision making and planning under conditions of risk and uncertainty; agricultural marketing; processing.
Agriculture business Management - AME4803
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The skills in this module are developed with reference to the Millennium Development Goals, national and community circumstances with cognizance of traditional community agricultural project analysis systems.
Irrigation Systems - AGM2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: AGM1501
Purpose: this module will be able to identify and apply appropriate agricultural technologies and strategies for efficient agricultural production of sustainable food security at farm level and for the development of the local agricultural sector. The module will be useful to Agricultural Technicians and those who are responsible for mechanized agricultural operations, which require precise measurements, use and maintenance of tools, plants and equipment for irrigation, water harvesting, water storage and drainage. It will promote the application of environmentally friendly agricultural production procedures for sustainable land use and conservation of agricultural resources for a viable, profitable and sustainable agricultural sector.
Ruminant Production - ANP4701
Advanced Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
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Purpose: This module forms part of the Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Management. Students credited with this module will be able to make farm decisions and apply appropriate livestock production technologies and recommend good livestock production practices to emerging livestock farmers according to regional climates. The module will be useful to livestock farm managers, agricultural scientists and farmers who are interested in livestock breed selection, production, improvement, management and marketing of live animals and their products. The module aimed at training livestock farm managers to identify appropriate breeds, enterprises and production systems for more efficient livestock production.
Agricultural Production Techniques II - AGT201A
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 20
Module presented in English
Purpose: (Work-integrated learning: No formal examination. Complete prescribed projects).
Monogastric Production - ANP4702
Advanced Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Students who achieve the outcomes of this module will be able to select, recommend and apply appropriate livestock production technologies and strategies for efficient pig and poultry production for sustainable food security and the development of the local livestock sector. The module will be useful to livestock farm managers, agricultural scientists and farmers who are interested in livestock breed selection, production, improvement, management and marketing of live animals and their products. The module is aimed at training livestock farm managers to identify appropriate breeds, enterprises and production systems for more efficient livestock production.