NC: Animal Production (48976) – NQF Level 2

Duration: 12 months
Target Group: Junior Personnel and elected candidates that will progress towards a position of farm labourers (operators) with specific reference to Animal Production 
Credits: 120 credits
Certificate: AgriSETA-accredited National Certificate


The learner will engage in supervision and operational activities relevant to Animal Production. Requests and expressions of the need for this qualification, coming from the broad, but also specific farming communities (Animal Husbandry) form the basis for developing this qualification.

This qualification will form the basis for learners to extend their learning into more specialised areas of animal production and provides the basis for establishing sustainable farming operations by including 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 to enable them to strive towards agricultural management standards and practices at higher levels.

Competent qualifying learners in this qualification will participate in the production of quality agricultural products in Animal Husbandry thereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gaining opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.


At the end of the qualification, learners will be able to:

  • Fundamental Competencies
  • Agri-business
  • Good Agricultural Practices
  • Animal Production
  • Plant Production (This component has been included to ensure that Learners at this level is exposed to a small component of plant production)


  • Animal Production
  • Agri-Business
  • Agricultural Practices
  • Communication
  • Mathematics