The purpose of this qualification is to allow Supervisors to progress towards a Junior Farm Manager position with specific reference to Animal Production.
Learners will have the necessary competence to manage Supervisors and working teams, performing the agricultural processes as applicable to animal production in a range of Animal Production taking responsibility for the quality and quantity of outputs.
Learners will be able to take complete responsibility for her/his own actions and also take responsibility for supervising others at lower levels within an Animal Production context under broad guidance and evaluation.
Learners will be able to take responsible decisions within a wide range based on a sound understanding of the basic principles of agri-business 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, all in an Animal Production context.
Learners will be well positioned to progress towards higher levels of Management and Technical production practices as defined by qualifications at the next level.
Learners will be enabled to actively participate in the Primary Agricultural Sector through the production of quality agricultural products, enhancing the overall agricultural process and gain opportunities to access local, national and international agricultural markets.
Finally, Learners will be able to guide and direct others in terms of the planning, implementation and control of development projects within an Animal Production context.