At the College of Sustainable Agriculture, our energy and experience are focused on equipping Southern Africans with the knowledge, skills and confidence to fill their chosen roles and advance their skills within the agricultural economy. Commitment to our students is the essence of our value system.

The College of Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) was established in 1996 in the Western Cape town of Somerset West. At the core of our offering is 21 years’ experience in developing and implementing training programs on commercial farms.

Within the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) lies the ‘Agri SETA’ (Agricultural Sector Education & Training Authority).

Our programs are designed to align within the NQF’s Levels 1 to 4, and can be broadly described as focusing on four organizational levels of commercial agricultural business:

1. Skilled General Farm Worker (NQF 1 & 2)
2. Specialist (NQF 1 to 4)
3. Junior Management (NQF 3)
4. Senior Management (NQF 4)

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Our Programs

1. Skilled Farm Worker – NQF 1 & 2

1. Skilled Farm Worker – NQF 1 & 2 View Developing basic, or primary, farming skills is the driver behind these programs that relate to plant as well as animal production. Our courses include training and assessment in practical skills and are facilitated on the farm, or in the vicinity of the farm, alleviating the cost of transporting

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2. Specialised Individual – NQF 1 to 4

2. Specialised Individual – NQF 1 to 4 View Training in the many individual roles played by employees in an agricultural company is also offered and at three levels – ‘Basic’, ‘Advanced’ and ‘Refresher’. To enhance these courses, CSA collaborates with leading companies in these specialised fields. Specific specialist courses are legislated, and as such require ‘Refresher Courses’

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3. Junior Management – NQF Level 3

3. Junior Management – NQF Level 3 View At the heart of CSA’s vision is our commitment to empower entry-level students with fundamental skills as General Farm Workers, and to provide a nurturing environment for self-improvement that will feed the aspirations of General Farm Workers to enter this leadership development program. Aimed specifically at improving the productivity of

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1. Skilled Farm Worker – NQF 1 & 2

1. Skilled Farm Worker – NQF 1 & 2 View Developing basic, or primary, farming skills is the driver behind these programs that relate to plant as well as animal production. Our courses include training and assessment in practical skills and are facilitated on the farm, or in the vicinity of the farm, alleviating the cost of transporting

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2. Specialised Individual – NQF 1 to 4

2. Specialised Individual – NQF 1 to 4 View Training in the many individual roles played by employees in an agricultural company is also offered and at three levels – ‘Basic’, ‘Advanced’ and ‘Refresher’. To enhance these courses, CSA collaborates with leading companies in these specialised fields. Specific specialist courses are legislated, and as such require ‘Refresher Courses’

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3. Junior Management – NQF Level 3

3. Junior Management – NQF Level 3 View At the heart of CSA’s vision is our commitment to empower entry-level students with fundamental skills as General Farm Workers, and to provide a nurturing environment for self-improvement that will feed the aspirations of General Farm Workers to enter this leadership development program. Aimed specifically at improving the productivity of

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Projects undertaken can be broadly split into three main categories

1. Commercial & Land Reform farms

These farms are going concerns in the Primary Agricultural sector, where a broader spectrum of skills is needed in either plant or animal production, with the inclusion of accredited learnerships and skills programs.

2. Commodity organisations

These organisations are bodies that represent specific agricultural commodity products, such as deciduous fruit, or dried fruit. The Agri SETA supports these organisations with funding to train learners in their sectors. Training is credit based and covers the total value chain from working the land, to accessing markets.

3. Government programs

These grant-based initiatives subsidise emerging farmers in either co-operatives or companies. Programs integrate training and development into the broad business plan. Grants are made available through, inter alia:

• Agri SETA
• The Jobs Fund
• Productivity SA
• National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC)
• National Skills Fund (NSF)
• Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)

Our Projects

Our projects currently consist of 10 active and 50 completed.

Institutional profile

Registered Name College of Sustainable Agriculture (Pty) Ltd

Company Registration No. 2011/001415/07
VAT Number 4770 626 2972
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Registered address 210 Amarand Avenue | Pegasus Building | Menlyn Maine
Waterkloof Glen EXT 2 | Pretoria | South Africa | 0181