FET Certificate: NQF Level 02 Animal and Plant Production Learnership

Further Education and Training Certificate  (FET): NQF Level 02 (Animal and Plant Production Learnership

The opportunity to acquire skills, knowledge and workplace experience in the  field  of Animal/Plant Production.

Stipend: R4288.50

The Department of A9riculture and Rural Development is looking for the person from various communities, with interest and appropriate qualification to enter Further Education and Training Certificate in Animal/Production Learnership (NQF Level 2).

Basic enlistment/requirements:

  • South African who are in possession of AET Level 4/Standard 7/Grade 9
  • At least 18 -35 years
  • Prepared to subject themselves to interviews select on conducted by DARD
  • The FET Certificate Animal/Plant Production:

Learnership comprised of 30% theory work and instructional learning and 70% workplace learning.

Learnership is outcome based and ii intended to contribute towards skills shortage in South Africa .

DARD Learnership is based on legal agreement between the employer, learners and training service provider.

Learnership programme shall be the period of one consists of;

  • Theory
  • A 30%intensive instructural learning theory

Workplace training:

This is 70% workplace learning that shall take place at DARD facilities. During this phase learner shall continue receiving stipend. The learner shall be responsible for accommodation,meals and transport.

No pension fund, housing allowance and housing subsidy, medical aid nor overtime shall be provided by the employer during the theoretical and practical training.

Learner shall be regarded competent after successful completion instructional learning phase, workplace learning phase, final submission of Portfolio of evidence (POE) and external verification by AgriSeta.

Any contravention or deviant on from Learnership agreement during twelve months’ period shall be dealt with by the DARD in accordance sect on 17 and 18 of Skills Development Act 97 of 1998.

It should be noted that after successful completion of your Learnership and FET Certificate in Animal/Plant production will be issued.

However, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development does not guarantee any employment after completion of Learnership program.


Complete the application in your own writing. This application is obtainable in the DARD website (www.dard.gov.za). Make sure that you do not leave empty spaces and the application form is dinged and dated by the applicant. Attach certified  copies  or  your  certificates and Identity document that are not older than twelve months. No late incomplete or unsigned application forms shalt be accepted. Fax and emailed application shall not be accepted.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is an equal opportunity employer and the provision or the employment equity act shall be taken into consideration In the enrollment   into the Learnership.

Enquiries: Mr. TE Majola (033-3438012)

Application forms can be hand delivery or posted to the following address: The Director. Human Resource Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Private Bag X9059, Pietermaritzburg,3200

Or Hand delivered in the nearest Agriculture and Rural Development Offices

Closing Date: 31-10-2023

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