National Diploma: Plant Production

Qualification No: 49010 | NQF 5 | 240 Credits


This National Diploma will equip students with focused knowledge and skills in primary agricultural plant production in southern Africa.  During the course, students can specialise in dryland crops, irrigated crops, vegetable crops and fruits. Additional course content, designed by key industry roleplayers, is included to ensure students are exposed to the latest in industry developments. The curriculum also focuses on management practices within a Sustainable Land Management (SLM) environment.

Upon successful completion of the National Diploma: Plant Production, students can enrol for a Bachelor Agriculture degree in the same field.


National Senior Certificate (Grade 12)


Two years

Training Methodology

Online/Blended Training

The blended training model allows students to complete theoretical modules online and practical sessions on a local farm – reducing time spent away from work.

Students can also attend relevant additional i3A courses at one of our associated academies. These course credits will contribute towards their qualification.

Possible Career Opportunities
  • Farmer
  • Junior Farm Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Agricultural Product Representative



Payment Options:

Which option suits you best?

Monthly Payment Option:
(Repeat in Year 2)

Annual Registration N$2,000
Monthly debit order (10 months) N$2,800

Biannual Payments Option:
(Repeat in Year 2)

Annual Registration N$2,000
After registration: 50% deposit N$13,000
At the start of the second term: (outstanding balance) N$13,000

Annual Payments Option:

Year 1 payment including registration N$28,000
Year 2 payment including registration N$28,000

The Cost includes:
  • VAT
  • Access to i3A Online Campus
  • Practical Training support
  • All Assessments
The cost excludes:
  • Accommodation/meals during practical sessions
  • Transport to the training venue

First Year

  • Communication in the workplace
  • Biometry
  • Agricultural Management I
  • Plant Biology
  • Chemistry and Physics

Second Year

  • Agricultural Management II
  • Agronomic Systems
  • Permaculture Systems
  • Irrigation