National Certificate: Cannabis Agriculture Processing

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The qualification provides learners with the opportunity to gain competence in Cannabis processing and will facilitate their securing employment in the Cannabis Sector. For those who are already employed on a Cannabis plantation, the multi-skilling that the qualification offers will open up a career path in the industry.

A learner achieving this qualification will be able to work effectively and productively within the Cannabis processing industry knowing:

• The structure and supply chain of the Cannabis industry.
• Health and safety principles for Cannabis processing.
• The principles and practices for maintaining hygiene in Cannabis processing.
• The procedures for the fermentation of Cannabis.
• The procedures for processing Cannabis.
• The value adding processes that are performed.
• Quality assurance and good manufacturing practices for Cannabis.

The qualification will facilitate multi-skilling, which in turn, will have a positive impact on the efficiency and productivity of the processing facilities.

The combined commitment of the learners and work place employers hosting learners in the achievement of this qualification will help alleviate the transient nature of the workers at this level, which will result in a skilled, stable and efficient workforce.

The qualification addresses the urgent need for the establishment of skills and accompanying standards that the industry required, especially within the SMME sector. This will allow them to operate on a more professional basis.

This qualification and the resultant skills that are learnt will have a positive contribution to the establishment of small processing plants.

The qualification embodies the international requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), which will ensure that producers will be able to export Cannabis products to meet stringent international requirements.

The qualification may be achieved in part or as a whole through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This may include formal, non-formal learning and work experience. Where RPL is required the learner will need to prove competence in the specific area, or areas, in order to obtain recognition of these skills and knowledge.

The qualification is made up of the following Components:

  • The Fundamental Component consists of modules totaling 23 credits; all of which are compulsory.
  • The Core Component consists of modules totaling 65 credits; all of which are compulsory.
  • The Elective Component consists of a number of specialisation categories. Learners are to choose one specialisation category and complete all the modules, totaling at least 63 credits, listed for that specialisation category.

Fundamental Component: 23 Credits

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

  • Module ID: JMW 011: Measure, estimate, and calculate volume, shape and motion in 2 and 3-dimensional space in different contexts in the Cannabis Sector.
    • NQF Level 4 | 4 Credits | ZAR 2 000.
  • Module ID: JMW 012: Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues in the Cannabis Sector.
    • NQF Level 4 | 6 Credits | ZAR 3 000.
  • Module ID: JMW 013: Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems in the Medical Cannabis Sector.
    • NQF Level 4 | 6 Credits | ZAR 3 000.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM)

  • Module ID: JMW 014: Participate in management of conflict in the Cannabis Sector.
    • NQF Level 5 | 4 Credits | ZAR 2 200.
  • Module ID: JMW 015: Conduct a formal meeting in the Cannabis Sector.
    • NQF Level 3 | 3 Credits | ZAR 1 350.

Core Component: 65 Credits

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Specialist Cannabis Processor 65 Credits

  • MODULE ID: JMW 006: Apply health and safety in Cannabis production and processing.
    • NQF Level 2 | 7 Credits | ZAR 2 800.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 027: Bruise, ferment and dry Cannabis cuttings.
    • NQF Level 2 | 6 Credits | ZAR 2 400.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 028: Conduct post-harvest cutting of Cannabis.
    • NQF Level 2 | 6 Credits | ZAR 2 400.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 029: Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications.
    • NQF Level 2 | 4 Credits | ZAR 1 600.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 020: Demonstrate an understanding of the Cannabis industry.
    • NQF Level 2 | 2 Credits | ZAR 900.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 021: Demonstrate knowledge of hygiene practices in Cannabis production and processing.
    • NQF Level 2 | 6 Credits | ZAR 2 400.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 030: Dispatch packaged Cannabis products.
    • NQF Level 2 | 3 Credits | ZAR 1 200.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 031: Flavour and pack Cannabis to clients’ specifications.
    • NQF Level 2 | 6 Credits | ZAR 2 400.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 032: Monitor the quality assurance in Cannabis processing.
    • NQF Level 2 | 8 Credits | ZAR 3 200.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 033: Pasteurise, dry and bag Cannabis.
    • NQF Level 2 | 8 Credits | ZAR 3 200.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 034: Receive and grade Cannabis.
    • NQF Level 2 | 4 Credits | ZAR 1 600.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 035: Screen and blend Cannabis.
    • NQF Level 2 | 5 Credits | ZAR 2 000.

Elective Component – Specialisation Categories: 87 Credits

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Cannabis Business Management 53 Credits

  • MODULE ID: JMW 019: Demonstrate an understanding of Cannabis culture practices.
    • NQF Level 2 | 12 Credits | ZAR 4 800.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 022: Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative in the Cannabis Sector.
    • NQF Level 3 | 4 Credits | ZAR 1 800.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 036: Apply basic business principles in the Cannabis Sector.
    • NQF Level 3 | 9 Credits | ZAR 4 050.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 037: Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment in the Cannabis Sector.
    • NQF Level 4 | 8 Credits | ZAR 4 000.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 038: Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams).
    • NQF Level 4 | 12 Credits | ZAR 6 000.
  • MODULE ID: JMW 039: Control production and resource scheduling and planning in a Cannabis manufacturing environment.
    • NQF Level 5 | 8 Credits | ZAR 4 400.

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Cannabis Business Security 34 Credits

  • Module ID: JMW 023: Ensure Cannabis product asset protection through access and egress control.
    • NQF Level 3 | 10 Credits | ZAR 4 500.
  • Module ID: JMW 024: Safe and secure escorting of Cannabis product valuables, people and suspects.
    • NQF Level 3 | 6 Credits | ZAR 2 700.
  • Module ID: JMW 025: Protection of Cannabis production premises and Cannabis product assets under all conditions.
    • NQF Level 3 | 18 Credits | ZAR 8 100.

Note: It is highly recommended where possible, that learners completing this specialization should be computer literate. However due to the limited availability of computers in certain areas, the inclusion of compulsory computer literacy unit standards within the elective component may prevent learners from completing their qualification.

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