GROOTFONTEIN COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

 

Enquiries, applications to be addressed to:

 

The Director, GADI

Attention : Elana Kitching

Private Bag X529

MIDDELBURG EC

5900

 

 

SHORT COURSES 2017

(3 July 2017 – 14 July 2017)

COURSE

CONTENT

Language

Of

Instruction

NQF LEVEL

Presenter

Date

Course Fee

From

To

(R)    With

Accommo-

dation

(R)   Without

Accommo-

dation

ANIMAL PRODUCTION

1

Pieces Classing (wool)

Sorting of skirting’s

English / Afrikaans

1

(grade 9)

B Mokgwamme

T Letsoalo

03/07

04/07

2 days

512

160

2

Wool Classing Assistant

Dividing of a fleece and throw of a fleece

English / Afrikaans

1

(grade 9)

B Mokgwamme

T Letsoalo

05/07

06/07

2 days

512

160

3

*  Wool classing  - “Springbokkop”

Throw of fleece, identification, judging, grouping, classing, classing standards and packaging of wool

English / Afrikaans

5

(grade 12

+ 1)

K Lee

B Mokgwamme

T Letsoalo

10/07

14/07

5 days

1158

400

4

Handling of Sheep

Dose, marking, inoculation and other actions.

English / Afrikaans

2

(grade 10)

Dr H Viljoen

03/07

1 day

256

80

5

Boergoat Management

The management of Boer goats

English / Afrikaans

2

(grade 10)

E Killian

04/07

1 day

256

80

6

Poultry Production

A - Z Broiler production and management of layers

English

2

(grade 10)

B R King

05/07

1 day

256

80

AGRICULTURAL TECHNICAL SERVICES

7

Dismantle Automotive Components

Components, service, safety

English / Afrikaans

2

(grade 10)

P Esterhuyse

03/07

05/07

3 days

768

240

8

Operate a Tractor

Basic service and operation of a tractor

English / Afrikaans

2

(grade 10)

P Esterhuyse

06/07

07/07

2 days

512

160

9

Arc Welding

Welding machines, metal, rods, welding techniques, safety, apparatus

English / Afrikaans

2

(grade 10)

R Herrmann

03/07

05/07

3 days

768

240

10

Gas Welding

Apparatus, safety, metals, techniques

English / Afrikaans

2

(grade 10)

R Herrmann

06/07

07/07

2 days

512

160

11

Hand Tools

The safe and correct use of hand tools.

English / Afrikaans

2

(grade 10)

Q Kyzer

03/07

04/07

2 days

512

160

AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT

12

Financial Management – Financial statements for a farming business.

Basic layout of financial statements for a farming business.

English / Afrikaans

2

(grade 10)

ASJ vd Walt

03/07

04/07

2 days

512

160

13

Computer Course

Windows, MsWord.

English / Afrikaans

3

(grade 11)

J van Heerden

03/07

05/07

3 days

768

240

CROPS AND PASTURES

14

Vegetable Production

The production of vegetables for own use

English

2

(grade 10)

E Phahlamohlaka

10/07

11/07

2 days

512

160

15

Veld management

Introduction to veld management in the Karoo

English / Afrikaans

4

(grade 12)

M van Lingen

03/07

1 day

256

80

16

Plant Identification

Identification of Karoo shrub and grass species

English / Afrikaans

2

(grade 10)

M van Lingen

04/07

1 day

256

80

17

Veld restoration and improvement

Veld degradation, active and passive restoration

English / Afrikaans

2

(grade 10)

L van den Berg

05/07

1 day

256

80

18

Problem plants and control

Problem plants of the Karoo and the control thereof

English

2

Grade 10

P Sekwadi

06/07

1 day

256

80

 

REMARKS:

 

 

1.       The closing date for all applications is 31 May 2017

2.       Course fees must be paid in full.  If not paid in full, applicants will not be allowed to attend the course. 

3.       The closing date for payment of short course fees is 31 May 2017

4.       If the minimum number of applications is not received by the closing date, the course will be cancelled. 

5.       If the course is cancelled the College will phone or e-mail the applicants.  If you don’t hear from us, you can accept the course you have applied for, will proceed.

6.       Accommodation is available in the Hostel on the premises.

7.       Only people staying in the hostel may eat there.

8.       If a candidate book into the hostel the night previous to his/her short course an extra R88-00 is payable.

9.       Bring own bedding (pillow, linen and blankets) and towel when staying in the hostel – No bedding and towels are available at the College. Remember the night temperatures can reach -10°C during June.

10.   Accommodation available for course attendees only.

11.   Accommodation includes 3 meals, unless a course ends on a Friday morning, when only breakfast is provided.

12.   Only candidates of 16 years and older will be considered for courses.

13.   All students must report at 08:30 on the morning that the course starts.  From there onward the course presenter will announce the schedule.

14.   Courses on NQF level 1 – 5.  This is equivalent to grade 9 – 12 levels and one year after grade 12 level,

15.   Entry level qualifications: The previous NQF level, for example, for admission to a NQF 2 level, you must be on at least NQF 1 level

(Grade 9).   Course Material is available in English and Afrikaans.

16.   *  Wool Classing for Registration entry level Grade 12  (Matric). To qualify for Springbuck head-registration, one must be able to proof previous wool classing experience or completion of a previous wool course. If no experience or completion of a wool course exists then one cannot qualify for Springbuck head-registration but can still attend the course to qualify as a normal wool classer. 

17.   Overalls and safety boots are needed for practical courses.

18.   A certified copy of your ID document or birth certificate must be handed in upon your arrival, if not attached to the application form.

19.   A certified copy of your highest qualification must be handed in upon your arrival, if not attached to the application form.

20.   If not possible, bring original documents with you, and we will make the copies.

21.   NO MEALS ON: Sunday evening 02/07 and 09/07 and Friday afternoon and evening 07/07.