PURPOSE OF QUALIFICATION
Learners assessed as competent against this qualification will have the necessary competence to supervise and lead a working team performing the agricultural processes as applicable to plant husbandry. Furthermore, they will be able to take responsible decisions based on a sound understanding of the basic principles of agribusiness and good agricultural practices, in meeting the set objectives and targets within the broader farm plan, which includes the economical application of general resources, agricultural production and technical knowledge and skills. Learners will also be able to adhere to and implement according to the level of supervision as well as the relevant quality, safety and hygiene standards as applicable within the industry.
In addition, they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agricultural commodities within a context of either agronomy or horticulture as applicable to the agricultural commodity, or to strive towards agricultural management standards and practice at higher levels.
Competent qualifying learners in this qualification will oversee the production of quality agricultural products, thereby enhancing the overall agricultural process and gaining opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.