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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Diploma in Agriculture Animal Production|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|91698||Diploma in Agriculture Animal Production|
|Madzivhandila College of Agriculture|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CHE - Council on Higher Education||HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Diploma (Min 360)||Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation||Primary Agriculture|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||384||Not Applicable||NQF Level 06||Regular-Provider-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.|
This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is to produce operators with technical and advisory skills with specific reference to Animal Production the contextualised purpose and usage of the qualification will enable the successful candidate to:
The qualification aims to provide knowledge and skills for sustainable agribusiness development in order to alleviate poverty, promote economic growth and sustainable resource utilisation through demand led training, research and outreach. The envisaged qualification is meant to produce operators in Animal Production who will become entrepreneurs and employ other people, thereby alleviating poverty, promoting economic growth and demonstrating the knowledge and skills acquired, to be able to sustainably utilise resources.
The learner will engage in farm management and operational activities relevant to Animal Production. This qualification will also form the basis for learners to extend their learning into more specialised areas of animal production and management and provides the basis of 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.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that the learners are:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL is applied for learners who do not have formal academic achievement to gain access to a Diploma in Agriculture Animal Production qualification. Proven expertise and competency will be considered. Candidates may apply for exemption from certain modules on grounds of prior qualification study achieved.
Access o the Qualification:
Prospective learners must have at least:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The qualification consists of NQF Level 5 modules with 50 Credits, NQF Level 6 modules with 240 Credits, NQF Level 7 modules with 82 and one elective (optional) module with 12 Credits at NQF Level 7 totalling 384 Credits.
Modules at NQF Level 5 (50 Credits):
Modules at NQF Level 6 (240 Credits):
Modules at NQF Level 7 (82 Credits):
Elective (a learner is expected to select one elective):
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Demonstrate an understanding of Anatomy and Physiology of different animals.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of management of rural structures and their challenges.
3. Identify different resources and skills to sustain animal production practices.
4. Demonstrate the skills of effective communication and transference of knowledge.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the skills and knowledge required in farming.
6. Apply entrepreneurial skills in relation to managing finance, marketing, sales and customer relations.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
The qualification offers the opportunity to develop all the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
Integrated Assessment includes the following:
|ACS Distance Education in the United Kingdom offers a Diploma in Animal Husbandry. The qualification aims to provide knowledge in both practical and theoretical farming of animals.
Elective Modules (any 11 of the following modules):
The Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba offers a two-year Diploma in Agriculture which is aimed at preparing learners to manage a farm or work in an agricultural business. The qualification also develops learners' communication and leadership skills in marketing and financial services, livestock and crop supply, crop management, agricultural merchandising.
A Diploma in Agriculture is offered by the Lincoln University in New Zealand. The University has a Special admission for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents over 20 years of age:
In Tanzania the Livestock Training Institute at Tengeru, Morogoro, Mpwawapwa, Madaba, Temeka and Buhuri offer a Diploma in Agriculture Animal Production.
Even though the above qualifications may not have the same modules as the Diploma: Agriculture Animal Production, it still compares favourably with similar qualification in the international arena. These qualifications focus on developing a farmer with skills to manage a farm. Learners are also equipped with entrepreneurial skills.
|The Diploma: Agriculture Animal production will articulate horizontally with the National Diploma: Agriculture: Animal Production, at NQF Level 6.
The Diploma: Agriculture Animal production will articulate vertically with the Bachelor of Institutional Agriculture: Animal Production Management, at NQF Level 7.
|Anyone assessing a candidate against this qualification must be an expert in the field of Animal production and have at least a Degree in Animal Production.|
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Any assessor must be a recognised expert in their discipline or sub-field with qualifications in the relevant discipline at a higher NQF Level than that of the modules being assessed. The assessor should be currently teaching or have 3 years' experience of teaching in Higher Education and Training, or be recognised by academic peers as an authority in the particular discipline.|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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