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Cape Institute for Agricultural Training: Elsenburg

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PO Box 54
Elsenburg
7607
Western Cape
South Africa

Tel: 021 808 5451
Fax: 021 88 44 319
Email: judig@elsenburg.com
Website: www.elsenburg.com
Contact: Mrs JI Gertenbach – Chief Adm. Clerk

Your life in agriculture starts here!

The Cape Institute for Agricultural Training: Elsenburg brings training to the public, whilst keeping abreast of modern agricultural developments. The following training is currently being offered:

B Agric Degree Programme (three years)

The B Agric degree programme is offered in association with the University of Stellenbosch. Main study fields: Agritourism, Agronomy and Pastures, Animal Production (small stock), Animal Production (large stock), Vegetable Production, Cellar Management, Pomology, Extension, Viticulture and Oenology
Admission requirements:
Senior Certificate with exemption and an average of 50% with at least one of the following: Biology, Mathematics or Science on the old school curriculum / according to the new national school curriculum: Afrikaans or English (home language or first additional language) 4; Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy 4 AND Physical Sciences 4 OR Life Sciences 4 OR Agricultural Sciences 4 PLUS one extra subject (also on 4), as recommended by the University of Stellenbosch.

Higher Certificate in Agriculture (two years)

Specialising in one of three programme options: Programme A: Agronomy, Vegetable Production, Large Stock, Small Stock Programme B: Pomology, Viticulturre Programme C: Large Stock, Small Stock, Monogastric Animals, Agronomy
Admission requirements:
Senior Certificate with at least one of the subjects Biology, Mathematics or Science on the old school curriculum. Afrikaans or English (home language or first additional language) 3; Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy 3 or Physical Sciences 3 or Life Sciences 3 or Agricultural Sciences 3 on the new national school curriculum.

Diploma in Agriculture (one year)

Modular experiential training programme in respect of Production, Agricultural Management, Natural Resource Management and Extension.
Admission requirement:
Higher Certificate in Agriculture

Diploma in Cellar Technology (one year)

Modular programme aimed at training candidates as winemakers.
Admission requirements:
B Agric with Oenology up to second year level with Oenology as a major subject.

Equine studies

Two-year National Instructor’s course for riders (full-time students). Part-time training in general handling of horses, as well as riding lessons for riders.
Admission requirement:
Senior Certificate. Possession of own horse not essential.

Various short courses offered by the FET (Further Education & Training) Section:

Learnerships

National Certificate in Plant Production NQF level 1 and / or level 4 in the following study fields:

  • Viticulture
  • Vegetable Production
  • Fruit Production