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Advanced diploma : Agricultural Extension



Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

1 year

Semester 1 and 2



Additional Admission Requirements

 A National Diploma in Agricultural Management or an applicable three-year national diploma (classified by SAQA as an M+3 qualification) in Agriculture is a prerequisite for the Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Extension qualification.

Career Opportunities

Obtaining an agricultural qualification offers great opportunities to graduates to work in a number of organisations (private and government sectors) as agricultural advisors, consultants, growers, farm managers, researchers, technicians, etc.

The Department of Agriculture at CUT offers a professional Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Extension. This is the first diploma of its kind to be taught at a university in the central region of South Africa. Over the years, the Department of Agriculture at CUT has earned an excellent reputation among farming communities, both in the Free State region and nationwide. This advanced diploma programme will provide immeasurable opportunities, application of scientific research protocols and new knowledge to agricultural practices through interactive farmer education services. The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with a proper understanding and knowledge of extension and an integrated effective mix of extension skills. These build on prior graduate-level agricultural knowledge in such a way that a high degree of growth in extension skills and competence can readily take place. This qualification will, therefore, supply the agricultural industry with competent agricultural extensionists that can effectively design development programmes, conforming to the principles of participatory development with maximum community involvement and impact.

The qualifying learner will have exposure and orientation to agricultural extension programme development, will be competent to compile and manage an extension programme, and will apply their basic knowledge, skills and attitudes towards rural and agricultural development.


Compulsory instructional offerings

AEE7000Agricultural Economics for Extension


BCI7000Behaviour Change and Intervention in Extension


APA7000Extension and Advisory Principles and Approaches


LGN7000Leadership, Group Dynamics and Networking in Extension


PPI7000Project Planning, Implementation and Evaluation in Extension


Optional instructional offerings

APR7000Animal Production


PPR7000Plant Production


For more information contact: Department of Agriculture

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