Overview

The IOS Group offers agricultural programmes that are aimed at training new and existing farmers to run profitable and sustainable farming businesses. Our programs offer an integrated approach to farmer development by focusing on comprehensive knowledge and skills that are required to manage and operate a farm effectively and productively.

Course programmes

All courses are QCTO, SETA and UMALUSI accredited programmes and are offered at NQF Level 3, 4, 5 and 6 and are:

  • Short Courses
  • Skills Programmes
  • Part Qualifications (QCTO)
  • Full Qualifications as FET Certificates, National Certificates and National Diplomas
  • Occupational Certificates (QCTO)
1 The Business of Farming
  Manage a Farm
  Agri-Business
  Entrepreneurship
  Starting a new venture
  Marketing
  Production Costs
  Agreements
  Project Management
  Finance for non-financial managers
  Business Finance and Administration for an SMME
2 Agriculture Practice & Farmer Development
  Water and Soil
  Ornamental Plants
  Agri-Plant Structure
  Water
  Plants
  Soil
  Pest Control
  Harvesting
  Ecotourism
  Feeding
  Animal Health
  Diseases
  Breeding
3 Technical Skills for Agriculture
  Electrics
  Maintenance
  Fault Finding
  Welding
  Production
  Refurbish
  Drawings
4 Health & Safety
  Agri-Safety
  First Aid
  Fire-Fighting
  Health & Safety in the workplace
5 Farm Management
  Farm Management
  Agri-Pratices
  Farm Layout
  Farming Systems
6 Farming & Construction
  Plastering & Tiling
  Plumbing
  Carpentry
  Masonry
7 Farming
  Basic Mixed Farming Systems
  Intermediary Mixed Farming Systems
  Agricultural Mechanisation
  Poultry Processing
  Aquaponics
  Hydroponics
  Animal Production (Beef)
  Animal Production (Sheep and Goats)
  Animal Production (Poultry and Broiler Production)
  Animal Production (Pigs)
  Animal Production (Dairy)
  Hives
  Crop Production (Vegetables)
  Crop Production (Citrus and general Fruit Production)
  Crop Production (Sub-tropical Fruit Production)

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Guides

Accreditation

AgriSETA Programme Approval of all Agriculture training for IOS-ITS is accredited with AgriSETA. AgriSETA creates and promotes opportunities for social, economic and employment growth for agri-enterprises through relevant, quality and accessible education, training and development in both primary and secondary agriculture, in conjunction with other stakeholders in agriculture. SERVICES SETA Accreditation with the SERVICES SETA for all sport management and service training not covered in CATHSSETA
SETA Accreditation No: 0660
ETDP SETA Programme approval with the ETDP SETA for various ETD Practitioner Programmes in the ETD environment.    

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