National Certificate: Cannabis Agriculture Production

The qualification addresses the urgent need for the establishment of skills and accompanying standards that the Cannabis production industry requires, especially on the smaller Cannabis plantations and for the emerging farmers. The qualification provides learners with access to learning in specialised areas within the Cannabis industry. In addition, the qualification will equip the learners with the necessary background knowledge and skills to be portable within other agricultural industries.

This qualification and the resultant skills that are gained will have a positive contribution to the productivity and sustainability of existing plantations and those of emerging Cannabis/Hemp farmers. This in turn will address one of the South African National Priorities of reducing the level of unemployment and under employment.

The qualification is made up of the following Components:

  • TheĀ Fundamental Component consists of modules totaling 23 credits; all of which are compulsory.
  • The Core Component consists of modules totaling 11 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: 11 Credits

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Cannabis Grower Basics 11 Credits

  • Module ID: JMW 009: Fertilise soil and attend to basic Cannabis plant/crop nutrition.
    • NQF Level 1 | 5 Credits | ZAR 1 750.
  • Module ID: JMW 010: Demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure and function of a Cannabis plant in relation to its environment.
    • NQF Level 1 | 4 Credits | ZAR 1 400.
  • Module ID: JMW 008: Collect Cannabis agricultural data.
    • NQF Level 1 | 2 Credits | ZAR 900.

Elective Component – Specialisation Categories: 165 Credits

Cannabis Specialist Grower 37 Credits

Learners specialising in Specialist Grower are required to complete the following Elective Modules:

  • Module ID: JMW 005: Demonstrate an understanding of the physical and biological environment and its relationship to sustainable Cannabis crop production.
    • NQF Level 1 | 4 Credits | ZAR 1 400.
  • Module ID: JMW 006: Apply health and safety in Cannabis production and processing.
    • NQF Level 2 | 7 Credits | ZAR 2 800.
  • Module ID: JMW 007: Collect and treat Cannabis seed.
    • NQF Level 2 | 4 Credits | ZAR 1 600.
  • Module ID: JMW 026: Conduct soil preparation and transplant Cannabis seedlings.
    • NQF Level 2 | 5 Credits | ZAR 2 000.
  • Module ID: JMW 016: Propagate Cannabis from seed.
    • NQF Level 2 | 6 Credits | ZAR 2 400.
  • Module ID: JMW 017: Provide care for Cannabis seedlings.
    • NQF Level 2 | 7 Credits | ZAR 2 800.
  • 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.

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Cannabis Bud Harvester 41 Credits

Learners specialising in Bud Tenderer are required to complete the following Elective Modules:

  • Module ID: JMW 018: Conduct Cannabis harvesting.
    • NQF Level 2 | 4 Credits | ZAR 1 600.
  • Module ID: JMW 019: Demonstrate an understanding of Cannabis culture practices.
    • NQF Level 2 | 12 Credits | ZAR 4 800.
  • 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 016: Propagate Cannabis from seed.
    • NQF Level 2 | 6 Credits | ZAR 2 400.
  • Module ID: JMW 017: Provide care for Cannabis seedlings.
    • NQF Level 2 | 7 Credits | ZAR 2 800.
  • 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.

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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.

Also see CANNABIS PROCESSING

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