Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute
Telephone number: 
+27 21 808 7700
Fax number: 
+27 86 687 9255
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)
  • Diploma in Agriculture (M + 3 years)
  • Equine Studies (M + 1 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: The main study fields are Plant Production, Animal Production, Plant and Animal Production, Cellar Technology, Cellar Management, Extension and Plant Production and Extension and Animal Production.

The Diploma in Agriculture programme is a three-year course specialising in one of four study field options: Plant Production, Animal Production, Plant and Animal Production or Cellar Technology.

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.

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

 

Registration 2021

Off-campus e-Registration

In order to ensure compliance with current COVID-19 protocols, registration for the B.Agric, Diploma in Agriculture and Equine Studies programmes will be conducted off-campus only. 

Note: No registration will take place on campus and no late registrations will be considered.

 

For continuing students who are permitted to register in 2021, please click here:

Seniors Registration 2021

SAET - Student fees 2021

Year Planner - Semester 1 of 2021

 

 

2022 Study Information

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION: 2022 Intake

 

Applications for the B.Agric programme opens on 6 April and should be submitted electronically via the Stellenbosch University website.  For enquiries send an email to info@sun.ac.za or phone +27 21 808 9111. All B.Agric applicants are required to write the National Benchmark Tests.  

 

Applications for the Diploma in Agriculture programme opens on 1 April and should be submitted via the EATI Online Application System 

 

Applications for the Equine Studies programme opens on 1 April and should be submitted via the EATI Online Application System 

 

Please note that applications for the B.Agric programme close on 31 July and all other programmes close on 30 June. 

 

Funding Opportunities:

Bursary Advertisement 2022

Bursary Application Form 2022

 

Prospectus:

B.Agric Prospectus

Diploma in Agriculture Prospectus

Equine Studies Prospectus

 

Brochure:

B.Agric Brochure - English

B.Agric Brochure - Afrikaans

Diploma in Agriculture Brochure - English

Diploma in Agriculture Brochure - Afrikaans

Equine Studies Brochure - English

Equine Studies Brochure - Afrikaans

 

 

 

Applications 2022

Welcome to the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute (EATI) Online Application System for 2022

 

1.         GENERAL RULES

  • Please consult the website www.elsenburg.com or contact the EATI on +27 21 808 7700 or study@elsenburg.com for full details of the admission requirements pertaining to the programme for which you intend to enrol.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.

 

2.         TAKE NOTE OF THE APPLICATION DATES

  • Applications for the B.Agric programme opens on 6 April and should be submitted electronically via the Stellenbosch University Online Application System. For enquiries send an email to info@sun.ac.za or phone +27 21 808 9111.
  • Applications for the Diploma in Agriculture programme open on 1 April and should be submitted via the EATI Online Application System.
  • Applications for the Learnership programme open on 1 April and should be submitted via the EATI Online Application System.
  • Applications for the Equine Studies programme open on 1 April and should be submitted via the EATI Online Application System.

3.         CLOSING DATES

All applications submitted via the EATI Online Application System close on 30 June. Please note that no late applications will be considered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Name: 
Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute
Telephone number: 
+27 21 808 7700
Fax number: 
+27 866879255
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If you type in both your student number and ID number and do not reach your results, please try typing only your student number. This may happen if you do not have a South African ID number.

 

Student Enquiry System

Welcome to the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute (EATI)

Student Enquiry System (SES)

 

Click here for SES User Guide and Training Manual

 

Click here to access the Student Enquiry System

 

 

 

Telephone number: 
+27 808 7700
Fax number: 
+27 866879255
Student Accommodation

 

 

 

Name: 
Laetitia Smith
Telephone number: 
+2721 808 5470
Vacancies for qualified students

The following vacancies are available to qualified students:

 

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

B.Agric Degree (three-year)

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.

 

The B Agric. Degree is a three year programme in association with the University of Stellenbosch. The main study fields are Plant Production, Animal Production, Plant and Animal Production, Cellar Technology, Cellar Management, Extension and Plant Production and Extension and Animal Production.

 

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:

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission to bachelor’s degree studies and an aggregate of at least 55% (excluding Life Orientation).

In addition to the general admission requirements, the following is required for admission to the programmes:

4 (50%) for Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) AND

4 (50%) for Mathematics or 5 (60%) for Mathematics literacy AND

4 (50%) for Physical Sciences OR

4 (50%) Life Science OR

4 (50%) Agricultural Sciences

 

 

Telephone number: 
+27 21 808 7700
Fax number: 
+27 866879255
Diploma in Agriculture (three-year)

Specific Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry according to the new school curriculum are as follows:

· Students must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate as certified by Umalusi and must have a 3 (40% - 49%) in each of FOUR school subjects from the list of recommended university admission subjects.

· Students must obtain an aggregate of at least 40% for the NSC.

 

In addition to the general admission requirements, the following is required for admission to the programmes:

3 (40%) for Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) AND

3 (40%) for Mathematics or 4 (50%) for Mathematics literacy AND

3 (40%) for Physical Sciences OR

3 (40%) Life Science OR

3 (40%) Agricultural Sciences

 

PLUS one of the following subjects as recommended for admission by the Institute, also on at least a 3 (40% - 49%):

Business Studies, Dramatic Arts, Economics, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Information Technology, Engineering Graphics and Design, Music, Accountancy, Consumer Studies, Visual Arts, Languages (1 language of learning and teaching at an higher education institution and 2 other recognized language subjects)

 

Life Orientation does not count as a subject for admission to the Diploma programme.

 

OR

 

The minimum requirements for admission according to the old school curriculum are as follows:

A  Senior Certificate with a minimum of 40% (E-symbol) aggregate; and

A minimum of 40% (E-symbol) on SG for Biology or Science or Mathematics.

 

 

Equine Studies

Equine Studies follows the Equine Qualifications Authority of South Africa (EQASA) syllabus. Modules 1 to 3 cover all aspects of horse care and stable yard management. The modules are progressively studied and assessed; a successful learner at Module 3 will be qualified to run a stable yard.

 

Admission requirements:

National Senior Certificate

 

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 reactions.

 

Module 2:  EQASA Certificate: Professional Head Groom

Building on the first module, with more in-depth knowledge 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.

 

 

Name: 
Ms Willene Reynecke
Telephone number: 
021 808 7660 | 084 368 1134
Fax number: 
021 808 7605
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 with 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 the year.
  • The qualifications selected for the academic year will be determined by the Learnership Recruitment Committee.
  • CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 30 JUNE 
  • Applications can be submitted via email to WaldoW@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: 
Waldo Weimers
Telephone number: 
021 808 5495
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.
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...
Registration 2021
Off-campus e-Registration In order to ensure compliance with current COVID-19 protocols, registration for the B.Agric, Diploma in Agriculture and Equine Studies programmes will be conducted off-campus only.  Note: No registration will take place on campus and no late registrations will be considered.   For continuing...
2022 Study Information
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION: 2022 Intake   Applications for the B.Agric programme opens on 6 April and should be submitted electronically via the Stellenbosch University website.  For enquiries send an email to info@sun.ac.za or phone +27 21 808 9111. All B.Agric applicants are required to write the National Benchmark T...
Applications 2022
Welcome to the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute (EATI) Online Application System for 2022   1.         GENERAL RULES Please consult the website www.elsenburg.com or contact the EATI on +27 21 808 7700 or study@elsenburg.com for full details of the admission requirements pertaining to the programme for which yo...
COVID - 19 Updates
Below are archived communications that were distributed to the College community regarding the coronavirus.   Impact of the adjusted Level 4 C19 regulations - 28 June 2021.pdf (elsenburg.com) Update_adjusted Level 4 C19 regulations -14 July 2021.pdf (elsenburg.com) Frequently Asked Questions - 12 June 2020 Update: COVI...
Student Marks
Your results are available from this page. Click on the link here:  If you type in both your student number and ID number and do not reach your results, please try typing only your student number. This may happen if you do not have a South African ID number.  
Student Enquiry System
Welcome to the Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute (EATI) Student Enquiry System (SES)   Click here for SES User Guide and Training Manual   Click here to access the Student Enquiry System      
Student Accommodation
     
Vacancies for qualified students
The following vacancies are available to qualified students:  
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
B.Agric Degree (three-year)
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...
Diploma in Agriculture (three-year)
Specific Admission Requirements The minimum requirements for entry according to the new school curriculum are as follows: · Students must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate as certified by Umalusi and must have a 3 (40% - 49%) in each of FOUR school subjects from the list of recommended university admiss...
Equine Studies
Equine Studies follows the Equine Qualifications Authority of South Africa (EQASA) syllabus. Modules 1 to 3 cover all aspects of horse care and stable yard management. The modules are progressively studied and assessed; a successful learner at Module 3 will be qualified to run a stable yard.   Admission requirements: N...
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 a...
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, Bredas...