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Prerequisites for enrolment

It is expected of the learner attempting these unit standards to demonstrate competence with regards to:

Basic Skills

· Reading and Writing of technical notes

· Basic Arithmetic Skills (Calculation for calibrations of spray equipment; Calculating dilutions ratios for spray solutions of Agro-chemical remedies)

· Basic Computer Skills

· MS Word

· Working with pdf documents

· Internet: Navigation of AVCASA-Moodle; Downloading and uploading of documents; Access to Agro-chemical websites; Research. (Please note that learner guides are provided for these activities).

· Printing documents 

· Scanning documents

· Emailing 


Equipment and software requirements

This e-learning course and all notes; quizzes; activities and communication are done via the internet.

Reasonable access to the equipment listed below will be required. Please note that the study material provided online may be downloaded onto your own PC and be printed the learner's use only.

·         Internet access

·         Personal Computer (Windows based)

·         Printer

·         Scanner

·         MS Word

·         MS Outlook

·         A unique email address (not shared with someone else) 


Course fees, cancellation, transfer and substitution

A non-refundable registration fee of R1,500 must be paid at the start of the course. The course fees must be paid in full one month after commencing.

Cancellation of the course will be accepted up to one month after the commencement date of the course. Thereafter the learner will be held responsible for the full course fees.

Failure to comply with the above may result in necessary steps against the learner in order to recover outstanding fees.

Courses cannot be transferred from one year to the next.

No substitution of one learner for another will be accepted after the course has commenced.

Communication between learner and facilitator

As this is an e-learning course, all communication between learner and facilitator is done via email.


A strategy of continued competency assessment has been adopted, in alignment with the requirements of the SAQA training standards.

The learner is assessed during the course (formative assessment) and on completion of the course, a summative assessment (final exam) will take place.

The summative assessment is completed through the internet in Moodle.  A learner needs to achieve a minimum of 50% in EVERY exam paper to complete the course.


Admission to write examination

Prerequisite for exam admission:

·       All activities are uploaded and a minimum of 50% is obtained for every activity.

·       Course fees have been paid in full.


The deadline for the upload of material will be provided.  Results will be emailed to learners indicating whether the learner is “Competent” or  “Not yet Competent”.

If a learner achieved competency on all the activities, he/she will be activated on the exam website. Alternatively, the learner has one week to fix the short falls in the activities and to re-load.

If the result is still “Not yet Competent” - the learner will have to enrol for the course again and the full cost of the course will be payable.