Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute
2018 Graduation Information

THE ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL TRAINING INSTITUTE: GRADUATION CEREMONY 2018

The Graduation Ceremony takes place on Thursday, 06 December 2018 at 11h00. Students are kindly requested to report to the Percheron Hall, Elsenburg at 09h00.

INVITATIONS:
Admit 3 (including graduate).
Candidates may invite up to two guests each.
The ceremony should preferably not to be attended by children of preschool age.

DRESS CODE:
In keeping with the dignity of the occasion, candidates are required to be decently dressed.
Men should wear collar shirts. It is compulsory for all candidates that comply with the requirements of the programme (pass all modules of the study field) to wear academic apparel at the Graduation Ceremony.
Candidates who arrive with or without hired academic wear at the Percheron Hall after the ceremony has commenced, will not be accommodated and will have to receive their qualification in absentia.
Academic apparel will be available to hire in the Pinotage Hall at R150.00 one day prior to the ceremony and on the morning of the ceremony until 10h00.and on the morning of the ceremony until 10h00.

PROCEDURE:

  1. All candidates must report to the Percheron Hall two hours before the start of the ceremony to be lined up in the appropriate order (candidates’ procession) and to receive the announcement card that will be presented to the Principal when crossing the stage. On arrival at the Percheron Hall, all candidates must already be in possession of their hired academic wear for the ceremony.
  2. Candidates who will be making use of public transport and/or those who will be travelling long distances to attend the graduation ceremony should allow sufficient travelling time to allow for flights or buses that may be delayed, road works that might cause delays, or vehicles that break down.
  3. In keeping with the dignity of the ceremony, all candidates, as well as their parents and friends, are requested not to leave the hall during the ceremony. Candidates, whose circumstances make it impossible for them to be present for the full duration of the ceremony, are advised to consider receiving their qualifications in absentia. Guests, who will find it impossible to attend the whole ceremony, should rather not attend the ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPHS:
Candidates must complete the address slip of the official photographer and submit it on the day of graduation.
Photographs will be taken immediately after conclusion of the ceremony.
Candidates who receive special awards must remain in the hall for a photo session with the respective sponsors and management of the institution.


DIE ELSENBURG LANDBOU-OPLEIDINGSINSTITUUT: GRADEPLEGTIGHEID 2018

Die Gradeplegtigheid vind plaas op Donderdag, 06 Desember 2018 om 11h00. U word vriendelik versoek om 09h00 aan te meld by die Percheron Saal, Elsenburg.

UITNODIGINGS:
Toegang 3 (insluitend graduand).
Kandidate word beperk tot twee (2) gaste.
Die seremonie moet verkieslik nie deur kinders van voorskoolse ouderdom bygewoon word nie.

KLEREDRAG:
In ooreenstemming met die waardigheid van die geleentheid, moet kandidate netjies aangetrek wees.
Mans moet kraaghemde dra. Dit is verpligtend vir alle kandidate wat aan die vereistes van die program voldoen (alle modules van die studierigting is geslaag) om akademiese drag by die gradeplegtigheid te dra.
Kandidate wie opdaag by die Percheron Saal met of sonder gehuurde akademiese drag na die seremonie begin het, sal nie geakkommodeer word nie en sal hul kwalifikasie in absentia ontvang. Akademiese drag sal te huur wees in die Pinotage-saal teen R150.00, die dag voor die seremonie en die oggend van die seremonie tot 10h00.

PROSEDURE:

  1. Alle kandidate moet twee ure voor die aanvang van die seremonie by die Percheron Saal aanmeld om in die gepaste orde (kandidaatprosessie) geplaas te word en om die aankondigingskaart te ontvang wat aan die Prinsipaal oorhandig moet word. Met aankoms by die Percheron-saal moet alle kandidate in besit wees van hul akademiese drag vir die seremonie.
  2. Kandidate wat gebruik maak van openbare vervoer en/of diegene wat lang afstande sal reis na die gradeplegtigheid, moet voldoende reistyd toelaat ingeval van enige vertragings gedurende hul reis.
  3. In ooreenstemming met die waardigheid van die seremonie word alle kandidate, sowel as hul ouers en vriende, versoek om nie die saal te verlaat tydens die seremonie nie. Kandidate, wie se omstandighede dit onmoontlik maak om vir die volle duur van die seremonie teenwoordig te wees, word aangeraai om hul kwalifikasies in absentia te ontvang. Gaste, wat dit onmoontlik vind om die hele seremonie by te woon, moet eerder nie die seremonie bywoon nie.

FOTOS:
Kandidate moet die adres van die amptelike fotograaf invul en dit op die dag van die plegtigheid indien.
Fotos sal onmiddellik na afloop van die seremonie geneem word.
Kandidate wat spesiale toekennings ontvang moet in die saal bly vir 'n fotosessie met die onderskeie borge en bestuur van die instelling.


UMSITHO WOTHWESO ZIDANGA LIZIKO LOQEQESHO KWEZOLIMO E ELSENBURG 2018

Umsitho wothweso zidanga uzakunga ngoLwesine, umhla wesi 06 Disemba 2018 ngo 11;00. Abafundi bayacelwa ukuba bafike kwa ngo 09:00 e Percheron Hall, Elsenburg.

ISIMEMO:
Kungena aba 3 (kuquka nomfundi).
Abahlonitshwa ngale mini bangamema iindwendwe ezimbini emnye.
Kuhle ukuba kungabikho mntwana ukwiminyaka esalungele ukuba abekugcino lwabantwana (preschool) kulo msitho.

ISINXIBO:
Ukugcinwa kondiliseka lwalo msitho kuhloniphekile, kulindeleke ukuba abahlonitshwa bemini banxibe ngokundilisekileyo.
Kufuneka amadoda anxibe ihempe enekhola. Kunyanzelekile ukuba bonke abahlonitshwa bemini bayithobele imigaqo ebekiweyo yale nkqubo (baziphumelela zonke izifundo abazenzileyo) ukuze uvumeleke ukunxiba izivatho zesidanga sakho Emsithweni.
Abasayi kungeniswa abahlonitshwa bemini abathe bafika e Parcheron Hall emva kokuba se kuqalisiwe yaye benganxibanga izivatho zabo, yaye iziqinisekiso zemfundo yabo bozinikwa bucala.
Ziyakubakhona izivatho zesidanga e eziqeshiswayo e Pinotage Hall nge R150.00 phambi komhla womsitho nakusasa ngemini yomsitho de kube ngo 10h00.

INKQUBO ELANDELWAYO:

  1. Kufuneka bonke abahlonitshwa bemini bafike e Parcheron Hall kwiiyure ezimbini phambi kokuqaliswa komsitho ukuze bangeniswe ngolandelelwano olufaneleyo ukuze bamnkele amakhadi okubizwa kwabo nabazakuwadlulisela kwiNqununu yomsitho xa ezakucangcatha eqongeni. Ekufikeni e Parcheron Hall, kufuneka bonke abahlonitshwa bemini babe sebeziphethe izivatho zabo zesidanga yaye belungele umsitho.
    Kufuneka abo bahlonitshwa bemini bazakusebenzisa izithuthi zikawonke-wonke kunye/okanye nabo bazakuhamba imigama emide xa bezimasa lo msitho, bathathele ingqalelo ukubambezeleka kweenqwelo-moya, iibhasi, imisebenzi kulungiso lweendlela nkqu nexesha elingachitheka ekulungisweni kwesithuthi ohamba ngaso nesinokonakala usesendleleni eza emsithweni.
    Ukugcinwa kondiliseko lwalo msitho uhloniphekile, bonke abahlonitshwa bemini kwakunye nabazali kuquka nezihlobo, bayacelwa ukuba bangaphakami umsitho usaqhuba okanye bengekaphumi ooSomfundo. Kubahlonitshwa bemini abakwimeko engazubavumela ukuba bahlale de kube sekupheleni kwenkqubo, bayacetyiswa ukuba bamnkele ulungiselelo lokuzifumana bucala iziqinisekiso zabo zemfundo. Iindwendwe eziyakuba kwimeko engazivumeliyo ukuba zihlale de kube sekupheleni kwenkqubo, ziyacetyiswa ukuba sele zingabiseza emsithweni.

AMAFOTO:
Kufuneka abahlonitshwa bemini bagcwalise amaphetshana eenkcukacha kumfoti ogunyazisiweyo ze bawabuyisele kuye kwangomhla womsitho.
Amafoto ayakuthwetyulwa nje emva kokugqitywa komsebenzi womsitho.
Kufuneka abo bafundi bayakuthi bamkeliswe amabhaso akhethekileyo, balinde ngaphakathi kwegumbi ze kuthathwe amafoto kunye nabemizi leyo ibaxhasileyo kunye nabaphathi beZiko.

 

 

Name: 
Zenovia Parker
Telephone number: 
0218087798
About us

Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute was established in 1898 and was the first centre for agricultural training in Africa. In the Republic of South Africa, the Institute has secured an eminent track record in agriculture and especially in the field of agricultural training.

Our Vision: The Advancement of Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute as an agricultural and educational centre of excellence to the benefit of the broader community.

Our Mission: To promote sound, integrated managerial and skills training in agriculture with advanced specialisation in area specific fields of excellence informed by industry and societal needs.

At present, training programmes are offered at Higher Education and Training (HET) and Further Education and Training (FET) level. The following qualifications can be obtained:

  • B.Agric degree (M +3 years)
  • Higher Certificate in Agriculture (M + 2 years)
  • Diploma in Agriculture (1 year – 2-year Higher Certificate as prerequisite )
  • Diploma in Extension (1 year– 2-year Higher Certificate as prerequisite)
  • Diploma in Cellar Technology (1 year– 2-year Higher Certificate as prerequisite)
  • Equine Studies (M + 2 years)
  • Non accredited short courses
  • Learnerships (Minimum of 10 months)

The above-mentioned training is based on farming enterprises and demands, with the main focus on the Agricultural commodities of the Western Cape.

Further Education and Training (FET)

The learnership offered at Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute is a learning programme registered by AgriSETA and accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The programme empowers the student with an occupational qualification and the approach includes classroom-based theoretical learning, practical and workplace experience.Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute also provides short courses for commercial farmers, emerging farmers, land reform beneficiaries and all agricultural interested parties. Short courses are presented on farms, in rural communities, at the FET decentralised training centres based in George, Oudtshoorn, Bredasdorp, Clanwilliam and Elsenburg.

Higher Education Training (HET)

The major subjects for the B.Agric degree are: Pastures, Animal Production (Small stock), Animal Production (Large stock), Vegetable Cultivation, Cellar Management, Pomology, Agricultural Extension, Viticulture, and Oenology.  A choice of any two of these subjects must be completed as majors, supplemented by prescribed compulsory subjects.

The Higher Certificate in Agriculture is a two-year course specialising in one of seven programme options: Animal production & Vegetable production/Agronomy; Pomology & Viticulture; Agricultural Extension & Animal production/Agronomy; Vegetables/Viticulture/Pomology.

An objective is to maintain a healthy balance between theory and practice and practicing the philosophy of “Training by doing” is an important feature during practical sessions.  Close collaboration with researchers from the Department of Agriculture and commercial farmers is a special supporting feature, enhancing the standard of tuition.

Diploma in Agriculture: Cellar Technology

Training in Cellar Technology is very popular, with 85% of the wine-makers in the Western Cape having acquired their qualifications at Elsenburg. The practical training provided is unique and past students leave the Institute as professional and proficient wine-makers with expertise on a commercial scale. This is a modular programme aimed at training candidates as wine-makers.

Admission requirements: Higher Certificate with Oenology as a major sub­ject (NQF 5). B. Agric with Oenology up to second year level.

Diploma in Agriculture

Modular experience teaching programme regarding the Production field, Agricultural Manage­ment and Natural Resource Management.

Admission requirements: Higher Certificate in Agriculture (NQF 5)

Diploma in Agricultural Extension

Modular experience teaching programme dealing with various aspects of Agricultural Extension Science, supplemented by assignments.

Admission requirements: Higher Certificate in Agriculture (NQF 5) or an equivalent qualification. Also suitable for extension officers in disciplines other than agriculture, e.g.. nature conservation, health, social services, etc.

Equine studies

Equine Studies follows the EQASA qualification (Equine Qualifications Authority of SA). Modules 1-3 are studies in the first year and modules 4 & 5 in the second year. The first three modules cover all aspects of horse care and stable yard management.  A successful learner at module 3 will be qualified to run a stable yard. The equine studies Stable Yard Skills and competency Certificates stage introduces an individual who is new to the industry the very basics of horse care and handling as well as an introduction to horse behaviour.

Admission requirement: National Senior Certificate.

Possession of own horse not essential

 

Want to study Agriculture?

 

B.Agric 2019 Intake

Applications for admission have now closed.

 

Higher Certificate in Agriculture 2019 Intake
Applications for admission have now closed.

 

Horse Riding Instructors Programme 2019 Intake
Applications for admission have now closed.

 

Name: 
Desiree Chinasamy-Dampies
Telephone number: 
021 808 5457
Fax number: 
086 566 8854
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2019 Study Information

2019 study information can be downloaded here:

2019 First Year Welcome guide

2019 Student Fees 

 

Student Accommodation

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Vacancies for qualified students

The following vacancies are available to qualified students and more information can be downloaded from Forms above:

Potato Certification Service - Trainee Certification Official

Tonnel Produksie Bestuurder Assistent - Komkommmer en Sitrus Plaas

Assistant Farm Manager - Suckler and Sheep Farm, County Cork, Ireland

Junior Bestuurspos 2019

Interns for 2019 Harvest

 

 

 

 

 

Newly elected College Council

Following the re-appointment of members of the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute for a further three years, the following vacancy exist:  An Agriculturalist, nominated by commodity organisations, agribusiness and organised agriculture.  Further information can be viewed on the advertisement and all nominations should reach the Institute by 12h00 on 21 June 2018.

 

Multilingualism - Elsenburg's language policy

Multilingualism will be key success factor for Elsenburg's lanuage policy. - read here.

Veeltaligheid gaan die bepalende suksesfaktor vir die Elsenburg-taalbeleid wees. - lees hier.

Ukuthetha iilwimi ezininzi sisona sitshixo sempumelelo kumgaqo wolwimi e Elsenburg - funda ngakumbi

Further Education and Training

What is a Learnership?

A learnership is a learning programme which empowers the student with an occupational qualification. The Learnership approach includes classroom-based theoretical learning, practical- and workplace experience.

How much will it cost?

The Learnership Programme is offered at no cost to the student and funded by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture – the only cost for the student is transport to and from the training centre.

How long does it take?

The duration of the learnership is a minimum of 10 months.

What will I get at the end of the Learnership?

On successful completion of the learnership an NQF (National Qualifications Framework) qualification is obtained. At the end of the academic year successful students take part in the graduation ceremony where they are awarded certificates issued by AgriSeta and endorsed with the SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) hologram. Further studies are always encouraged to better your situation.

Will I get a job after completing the Learnership?

No employment is guaranteed. The employer who provides you an opportunity for practical workplace experience also doesn’t have an obligation to provide you with employment. However, the learnership programme will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge which will put you in a more employable position.

ELSENBURG IS ACCREDITED TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING:

National Certificate: Plant Production (NQF 1)

  • Accredited by the AgriSETA, SAQA ID 48972 will be presented for a minimum of 10 months.
  • The generic Plant Production qualification is presented in three agricultural disciplines; namely Vegetable Production, Viticulture and Pomology. Each programme is identical with regard to the registered unit standards, however teaching within the programmes focus on the relevant commodity respectively.

Entrance requirements:

  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, with basic numeracy / literacy and communication competencies equivalent to NQF level 1 (Grade 9/ Std 7)
  • School leavers (Grade12/ Matric); and
  • Youth, women and unemployed from previously disadvantaged communities involved in agricultural projects.
  • Learners from both genders
  • Access to land or Farm for Practical
  • National Certificate: Plant Production (NQF 4)

  • Accredited by the AgriSETA, SAQA ID 49009 will be presented for a minimum of 10 months.
  • The generic Plant Production qualification is presented in three agricultural disciplines; namely Vegetable Production, Viticulture and Pomology. Each programme is identical with regard to the registered unit standards, however teaching within the programmes focus on the relevant commodity respectively.
  • Entrance requirements:

  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, with basic numeracy / literacy and communication competencies equivalent to NQF level 3 (Grade 11/ Std 9)
  • School leavers (Grade12/ Matric) from agricultural schools; and
  • Youth, women and unemployed from previously disadvantaged communities involved in agricultural projects.
  • Learners from both genders
  • Access to land or Farm for Practical
  • National Certificate: Animal Production (NQF Level 1)

  • Accredited by the AgriSETA, SAQA ID, 48970 will be presented over a minimum of 10 months.
  • Entrance requirements:

  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, with basic numeracy / literacy and communication competencies equivalent to NQF level 1 (Grade 9/ Std 7)
  •  School leavers (Grade12/ Matric); and
  • Youth, women and unemployed from previously disadvantaged communities involved in agricultural projects.
  • Learners from both genders
  • Access to land or Farm for Practical
  • National Certificate: Animal Production (NQF Level 4)

  • Accredited by the AgriSETA, SAQA ID, 48979 will be presented over a minimum of 10 months.
  • Entrance requirements:

  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, with basic numeracy / literacy and communication competencies equivalent to NQF level 3 (Grade 11/ Std 9)
  • School leavers (Grade12/ Matric) from agricultural schools; and
  • Youth, women and unemployed from previously disadvantaged communities involved in agricultural projects.
  • Learners from both genders
  • Access to land or Farm for Practical
  • National Certificate in Farming (Junior Farm Management) (NQF Level 4)

  • Accredited by the AgriSETA, SAQA ID 20290 will be presented over a minimum of 10 months.
  • Entrance requirements:

  • Farm operators / Farm Foreman who wish to obtain a formal skills qualification on the level of Junior Farm Manager / Farm Supervisor;
  • Learners in possession of different levels of practical experience in farming operations, assessed through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), if applicable; with basic numeracy / literacy and communication competencies equivalent to NQF level 3 (Grade 11/Std 9).
  • School leavers (Grade12) from agricultural schools; and
  • Youth, women and unemployed from previously disadvantaged communities
  • Learners from both genders
  • Access to land or Farm for Practical

                                                                      PLEASE TAKE NOTE

  • Elsenburg FET is accredited for all the above qualifications but not all qualifications will be presented during 2016.
  • The qualifications selected for the 2016 academic year will be determined by the Learnership Recruitment Committee.
  • CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 30 JUNE 2016
  • Applications can be submitted via email to catherinem@elsenburg.com
  • Applications must include a certified copy of ID, latest academic results an updated CV and a letter from the Farm where practical/workplace experience will take place.

 

Name: 
Catherine Matthyse Stoffels
Telephone number: 
021 808 7716 / 021 808 5492
Fax number: 
021 808 7007
Short Courses

Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute also provides short courses for commercial farmers, small holder farmers, land reform beneficiaries and all agricultural interested parties. Short courses are presented on farms, in rural communities, at the FET decentralised training centres based in George, Oudtshoorn, Bredasdorp, Clanwilliam and Elsenburg.

Should an employer wish to train his staff in his own orchards or vineyards, and with his own equipment, this can be arranged. These short courses cover a wide range of study fields, including Irrigation, Tractor Maintenance, AVCASA (responsible handling of agricultural chemicals), Marketing, Financial Management and Vegetable Production, etc.

The focus of these short courses is on the practical applications, supported by relevant theoretical principles. Once completed, students will have the required skills to cope with the demands of the workplace.

  • To ensure we assist municipalities and other government departments with the implementation of food gardens for communities and households. farmer support and Development.
B. Agric Degree

At Elsenburg we are proud of more than a century of offering quality training in agriculture. Students not only have the opportunity to study at one the most prominent agricultural training institutions in the country, but our relationship with the University of Stellenbosch ensures that students can participate in the full range of sport and other student activities.

Our campus is based in the beautiful Cape Winelands. A three-year B.Agric degree course is offered in association with the University of Stellenbosch which prepares the student for participation in a wide spectrum of agricultural careers. The qualification is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in farming or in the agricultural sector. The student is equipped with production, technical and management skills.

B. Agric Degree Programme

(three years)

(In association with the University of Stellenbosch)

Main study fields: Pastures, Animal Production (Small stock), Animal Production (Large stock), Vegetable Cultivation, Cellar Management, Pomology, Extension, Viticulture, Oenology

Admission requirements: National Senior Certificate; 4 (50-59%) in 4 recommended university admission subjects: Afrikaans/English and Maths/*Maths literacy and Physical, Life or Agricultural Sciences & one of the following: business studies, Dramatic arts, economics, geography, history, religious studies, information technology, engineering graphics and design, music, accountancy, consumer studies, visual arts, languages. *5 (60-69%) Maths literacy

 

 

 

Name: 
Desiree Chinasamy-Dampies
Telephone number: 
021 808 5457
Fax number: 
086 566 8854
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Higher Certificate in Agriculture

At Elsenburg we are proud of more than a century of offering quality training in agriculture. Students not only have the opportunity to study at one the most prominent agricultural training institutions in the country, but our relationship with the University of Stellenbosch ensures that students can participate in the full range of sport and other student activities.

A two-year Higher Certificate in Agriculture course is offered which prepares the student for participation in a wide spectrum of agricultural careers. The qualification is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in farming or in the agricultural sector. The student is equipped with production, technical and management skills.

The Higher Certificate in Agriculture is a two-year course specialising in one of seven programme options: Animal production & Vegetable production/Agronomy; Pomology & Viticulture; Agricultural Extension & Animal production/Agronomy; Vegetables/Viticulture/Pomology.

An objective is to maintain a healthy balance between theory and practice and practicing the philosophy of “Training by doing” is an important feature during practical sessions.  Close collaboration with researchers from the Department of Agriculture and commercial farmers is a special supporting feature, enhancing the standard of tuition.

Admission requirements:

National Senior Certificate; 3 (40-49%) in 4 recom­mended university admission subjects: Afrikaans/ English and Maths/*Maths literacy and Physical, Life or Agricultural Sciences and one of the subjects mentioned for the B. Agric programme. *Maths literacy on 4(50-59%).

Name: 
Desiree Chinasamy-Dampies
Telephone number: 
021808 5457
Fax number: 
086 566 8854
Diploma in Agriculture: Cellar Technology

Training in Cellar Technology is very popular, with 85% of the wine-makers in the Western Cape having acquired their qualifications at Elsenburg. The practical training provided is unique and past students leave the Institute as professional and proficient wine-makers with expertise on a commercial scale. This is a modular programme aimed at training candidates as wine-makers.

Admission requirements: Higher Certificate with Oenology as a major sub­ject (NQF 5).

B. Agric with Oenology up to second year level.

Name: 
Desiree Chinasamy-Dampies
Telephone number: 
021 808 5457
Fax number: 
086 566 8854
Diploma in Agriculture

The one-year Diploma in Agriculture is a modular experience teaching programme regarding the Production field, Agricultural Management and Natural Resource Management. These programmes aim to equip students with skills in managing of enterprises in plant production from seedling preparation, through planting and general management to marketing

At Elsenburg we are proud of more than a century of offering quality training in agriculture. Students not only have the opportunity to study at one the most prominent agricultural training institutions in the country, but our relationship with the University of Stellenbosch ensures that students can participate in the full range of sport and other student activities.

Admission requirements:

Higher Certificate in Agriculture

Name: 
Desiree Chinasamy-Dampies
Telephone number: 
021808 5457
Fax number: 
086 566 8854
Diploma in Extension

The one-year Diploma in Extension is a modular experience teaching programme enabling the student to experience various aspects of Extension Science, supplemented by assignments. Agricultural extension is the application of scientific research and new knowledge to agricultural practices through farmer education.

Admission requirements: Higher Certificate in Agriculture or an equivalent qualification. Also suitable for extension officers in disciplines other than agriculture, e.g. nature conservation, health, social services, etc.

Name: 
Desiree Chinasamy-Dampies
Telephone number: 
021808 5457
Fax number: 
086 566 8854
Equine Studies

Equine Studies follows the EQASA qualification (Equine Qualifications Authority of SA). Modules 1-3 are studies in the first year and modules 4 & 5 in the second year.

Module 1:      EQASA: Professional Groom

Entry level subjects on horse handling, use and care of equipment in general use. Learning about the horse’s natural life style, actions and re-actions.

Module 2:      EQASA Certificate: Professional Head Groom

Building on the first module, with more in-depth know-ledge required. Learning the symptoms and signs of ill/good health in an equine. Lunging a trained horse for exercise.  A comprehensive knowledge of all equipment in common use including a double bridle.

Module 3:      EQASA Certificate: Professional Stable Yard Manager

Many of the subjects that were incorporated together in the previous modules now become ‘stand-alone’ subjects. An in-depth understanding of conformation, horse health, hoof care, feeding and diet and business management is required.

There is a written General Knowledge paper at this level in which learners must demonstrate understanding of equine terminology as well as stable yard construction.  Learners must have a valid Level 1 First Aid Certificate.

Module 4:      EQASA Certificate - Assistant Coach

Assessment requirement:  Successful completion of modules 1-3.

Candidates will ride a trained horse on the flat and over jumps of up to 0.85m. Teach a group of leaners showing control and the ability to teach the basic position on the flat and over fences. How to apply the aids to communicate with the horse, and complete a written paper on the theory of teaching. Present a log book of 25 hours of teaching practise. A log book of riding lessons received, both these books to be signed off by a registered and qualified instructor.

Module 5:      Professional Equestrian Coach (Level 1)

                       EQASA Certificate - International level 1 Coach

This Certificate is the first of three International Level Coach’s qualifications. Candidates must have a grade 12 (matric) certificate. They will be require to ride two horses, one of which will jump a course of up to 1m, ride and assess a strange horse.

  • Teach a group jumping lessons
  • Teach an individual dressage lesson
  • Complete a written paper
  • Log 70 hours of teaching practise
  • Log 30 hours of personal riding
  • Candidates need to be active in equestrian sports, both competing and coaching to be successful at this level.

STABLE YARD SKILLS & COMPETENCY CERTIFICATES

These stage certificates will introduce a person who is new to the industry the very basics of horse care and handling as well as an introduction to horse ‘body language’ and behaviour.  Hopefully this will lead them into gaining a National Qualification through the EQASA programme.

Stage 1:     This is the entry level qualification for grooms wishing to work in the equestrian industry.  The subjects are general stable and yard hygiene, recognising horse behaviour, leading a horse, grooming and cleaning the feet. The assessment is done on site and in a practical manner.

Stage 2:    At this level candidates are introduced to horse physiology, health, lunging, grooming and trimming as for a show and travelling. The subjects studied in Stage 1 are covered in more depth, horse care and handling are taught in greater depth for more understanding.

Stage 3:    All the above subjects are covered in greater depth with the introduction of some new subjects such as tack, ill health / good health etc. Any compatible subject with EQASA module 1 that is successfully completed will receive credits for that module and not have to be repeated.

These Competency Certificates are seen as entry level and will hopefully enable learners to go on to taking the National EQASA Certificates in horse care and management.

Name: 
Ms Willene Reynecke
Telephone number: 
021 808 7660 | 084 368 1134
Fax number: 
021 808 7605
Youth Skills Development Opportunities

EDI: EXTERNAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is committed to transform and increase the potential employee pool of the Department and the Agricultural Sector through, skills development, mentoring, financing and job creation of our youth, previously disadvantaged, disabled and females with special focus on rural youth and children of Farm Workers.

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture offers youth mentorship and job creation by providing mentoring and valuable work experience and exposure for unemployed matriculants, undergraduates and graduates through an Internship Programme.

 

EXTERNAL BURSARY /SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture offers financial assistance and mentorship to youth studying in the scarce and critical skills and scholarships to disadvantaged high school scholars with the potential to complete with their matric with mathematics and sciences in order to further their studies in agriculture.

 

YPP: YOUNG PROFESSIONAL PERSONS PROGRAMME

The Young Professional Person’s Programme is a Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s Mentoring Affirmative Action Programme for Previously Disadvantaged Youth (18-35 years)accepted by a recognised Higher Education Institution to complete their Honours,Masters or Doctorate in the scarce and critical skills in Agriculture.

 

OTHER EXTERNAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES PROJECTS

APFRYD PROJECT: Agricultural Partnership for Rural Youth Development

This Project focuses on increasing the skills development, career opportunities and employability of rural youth and children of our Farm Workers through; financial assistance for further studies in the agricultural field or to complete a matric qualification with mathematics and sciences; internships for unemployed matriculants without workplace experience.

PAY INTERNSHIPS:  Premiers Advancement of Youth Project

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture appoints PAY Interns on a 12-month internship programme of valuable work exposure, meaningful agricultural experiences, career awareness and career pathing as well as preparing them for registration for further studies and career opportunities in agriculture.

Name: 
Assistant Director
Telephone number: 
021 808 5111
Fax number: 
086 624 5793
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THE ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL TRAINING INSTITUTE: GRADUATION CEREMONY 2018 The Graduation Ceremony takes place on Thursday, 06 December 2018 at 11h00. Students are kindly requested to report to the Percheron Hall, Elsenburg at 09h00. INVITATIONS: Admit 3 (including graduate). Candidates may invite up to two guests each. T...
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