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National Certificate: N4 Farming Management and Mechanisation


When you study this course, you’ll gain valuable business management skills, and you’ll learn about essential elements that have a direct bearing on managing a farm, such as financial management, data management, and maintenance management.

Studying this course may be a good option if:

  • You want to develop the basic management skills that you need to start working in the farming environment
  • You want to work towards a career as a farm manager
  • You want to earn a national qualification in this field
Course code:


Accreditation status:

  • N4 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
  • SAQA ID: 66829
Course duration:

12 months

Entry requirements:

Matric with Computers (CAT/IT) or Introductory Certificate with Introductory Computer Practice N4

Subjects covered:
  • Farming Management N4
  • Computer Practice: Farming N4
  • Farming Technology and Mechanisation N4
  • Financial Management: Farming N4
  • Plant and Animal Production N4
Assessment and award:

Students are required to complete the following:

  • 3 assignments per subject
  • 1 exam per subject

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement: N4 Farming Management and Mechanisation from the DHET.

Additional information:

N courses are offered and assessed by Oxbridge Academy. After gaining a qualifying year mark, students will be admitted to write the national examination at an approved venue. Read our N4-N6 Exam letter for information on writing the exams.

Need assistance with gaining practical work experience?

While you are busy with your course, or after you have completed your studies, you can sign up for the DHET’s free placement service – – so that your profile can be matched with a suitable employer offering opportunities for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) or Workplace Based Learning (WBL) in your field of study.



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