Portable Skills

Portable skills is a carefully set of unit standards that provide the key technical knowledge of the area chosen. It focuses on aspects of the training that can be used to generate revenue from task completed. The Key focus of a portable skills program is to produce a sound practical expertise on particular components of a trade with an aim to use the skill to sustain an SMME business. Portable skills are tailor made to suit the audience providing a flexibility that is obtainable by structural training. Portable skills do not have language barriers as learning is pre-documentarily through demonstration application.

In portable skills we mainly use AgriSeta and Construction Ceta Accreditations. Portable skills programs can be categorized in 3, thus Civil, Engineering and Agriculture. Most portable skills programs are for only 3 months.

Accreditations

  • AgriSeta
  • CETA: 6R65188
  • TETA: 12-231
  • EW Seta: CIRENER1612011011

Entrepreneurship

BRIEFING DESCRIPTION
COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this skills program is to provide learners with basic business skills to set up his/ her own business, or gain sufficient knowledge of business principles
DURATION 3 Months
ATTENDEES MIN – MAX Minimum of 10 - Maximum of 20
PRE- REQUISITES Learners should have acquired the competencies of NQF level 2 in the Further Education and Training (FET) Band, especially numeracy and literacy competencies. Prior to embarking on learning towards this skills programme. Must have his / her portable skills training or busy with such training
TARGET LEARNERS The range of the typical learners includes persons involved in the placing and cementing of manufactured brick / block size units to construct a range of structures and elements.
FORM OF ASSESSMENT
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Formative Assessment: Evidence of performance will be collected continuously as Learners progress and will be considered in the final determination of learners capabilities
COURSE OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: understand basic principles of business; understand cost / revenue / consumables; understand the process of marketing / selling; understand how to create a balance sheet
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Building Skills – Bricklaying

BRIEFING DESCRIPTION
COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this skills program is to provide learners with the standards required to satisfy the challenges of participating actively in the building construction industry
DURATION 3 Months
ATTENDEES MIN – MAX Minimum of 5 - Maximum of 10
PRE- REQUISITES Learners should have acquired the competencies of NQF level 2 in the Further Education and Training (FET) Band, especially numeracy and literacy competencies. Prior to embarking on learning towards this skills programme
TARGET LEARNERS The range of the typical learners includes persons involved in the placing and cementing of manufactured brick / block size units to construct a range of structures and elements.
FORM OF ASSESSMENT
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Formative Assessment: Evidence of performance will be collected continuously as Learners progress and will be considered in the final determination of learners capabilities
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Apply health and safety to a work area
  • Set out and prepare construction masonry work area
  • Set out, excavate, cast concrete, strip foundations and build foundation walling
  • Build masonry superstructure using solid units
ASSISTANCE AFTER Students will be assisted in marketing their services
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Building Skills – Tiling

BRIEFING DESCRIPTION
COURSE DESCRIPTION Qualifying learners are able to prepare surfaces, apply tiles to walls and floors, and repair- existing tiling without supervision
DURATION 3 Months
ATTENDEES MIN – MAX Minimum of 5 - Maximum of 10
PRE- REQUISITES Learners should have acquired the competencies of NQF level 2 in the Further Education and Training (FET) Band, especially numeracy and literacy competencies. Prior to embarking on learning towards this skills programme
TARGET LEARNERS The range of the typical leaners includes persons involved in the application of tiles to walls, columns, steps, piers and around a bath
FORM OF ASSESSMENT
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Formative Assessment: Evidence of performance will be collected continuously as Learners progress and will be considered in the final determination of leaners capabilities
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Apply health and safety to a work area
  • Establish and prepare a work area
  • Plan and prepare to tile
  • Apply tiles to plastered surfaces
ASSISTANCE AFTER Students will be assisted in marketing their services
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Basic Plumbing

BRIEFING DESCRIPTION
COURSE DESCRIPTION Qualifying learners will have knowledge of different plumbing materials and systems, knowledge of maintenance elements connected with plumbing, knowledge and application of plumbing tools and equipment, knowledge of measurements of quantities and procurement of materials, knowledge of building regulations, water laws and applicable plumbing specifications.
DURATION 3 Months
ATTENDEES MIN – MAX Minimum of 5 - Maximum of 10
PRE- REQUISITES Learners should have acquired the competencies of NQF level 2 in the Further Education and Training (FET) Band, especially numeracy and literacy competencies. Prior to embarking on learning towards this skills programme
TARGET LEARNERS The range of the typical leaners includes persons involved in applying and understanding the functions of plumbing systems to install, test and maintain them in a built environment
FORM OF ASSESSMENT
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Formative Assessment: Evidence of performance will be collected continuously as Learners progress and will be considered in the final determination of learners capabilities
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Apply health and safety to a work area
  • Install and maintain a water supply system
  • Install and maintain soil, wastewater and vent systems
  • Install and maintain drainage systems
ASSISTANCE AFTER Students will be assisted in marketing their services
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Landscaping

BRIEFING DESCRIPTION
COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this skills program is to provide learners with a basic understanding as well as application of: knowledge and skills to plan, prepare and maintain flower gardens
DURATION 3 Months
COURSE FEE R 54 500.00 per group
ATTENDEES MIN – MAX Minimum of 5 - Maximum of 10
PRE- REQUISITES Learners should be interested in starting a gardening service
TARGET LEARNERS The range of the typical learners includes persons interested in gaining a better understanding of basic agriculture practice and start their own gardening service.
FORM OF ASSESSMENT
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Formative Assessment: Evidence of performance will be collected continuously as Learners progress and will be considered in the final determination of leaners capabilities
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Planning, laying of gardens
  • Maintaining gardening hand tools
  • Operate a lawnmower
  • Preparing, maintaining and using a mower
  • Preparing, maintaining and using electric driven time trimmer
  • Maintaining lawns
  • Maintaining beds and rockeries
  • Preparing and planning of beds
  • Installing of irrigation system
  • General fertilization and irrigation
  • Implementation and maintenance of micro systems
  • Removal of garden litter
  • Clearing beds, preparing according to soil requirements and planting seedlings bulbs and trees
  • Pruning of shrubs and trees
ASSISTANCE AFTER Students will be assisted in marketing their services
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Plant Production

BRIEFING DESCRIPTION
COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this skills program is to provide learners with a basic understanding as well as application of: knowledge and skills to plan, prepare and operate a hydroponics system
DURATION 3 Months
ATTENDEES MIN – MAX Minimum of 5 - Maximum of 10
PRE- REQUISITES Learners should be interested in agriculture and the must be physically fit.
TARGET LEARNERS The range of the typical leaners includes persons interested in gaining a better understanding of basic agriculture practice and start their own farming enterprise.
FORM OF ASSESSMENT
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Formative Assessment: Evidence of performance will be collected continuously as Learners progress and will be considered in the final determination of learners capabilities
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Planning and construction of a greenhouse for hydroponics
  • Identify various growing media
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of different hydroponics production systems
  • Prepare a production area for crop establishment
  • Establish vegetable crops in a hydroponics production unit
  • Maintain vegetable crops in a hydroponics production units
  • Maintain hygiene / food safety measures in a hydroponics production unit
  • Identify and report basic problems in a production system
  • Apply crop fertilizers and nutrients solutions in a hydroponics production system
  • Prepare nutrient solutions to be used and apply herbicides
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance on equipment and tools
  • Perform quality checks
  • Compile a routine irrigation schedule in a hydroponics production system
  • Maintain pesticide application equipment
  • Harvest different vegetable crops in a hydroponics unit
  • Market crops
ASSISTANCE AFTER Students will be assisted in marketing their services
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Vegetable Cultivation

BRIEFING DESCRIPTION
COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this skills program is to provide learners with a basic understanding as well as application of: knowledge and skills to plan, prepare and produce vegetable.
DURATION 3 Months
ATTENDEES MIN – MAX Minimum of 10 - Maximum of 20
PRE- REQUISITES Learners should be interested in producing vegetables
TARGET LEARNERS The range of the typical leaners includes persons interested in gaining a better understanding of basic agriculture practice and start their own vegetable garden
FORM OF ASSESSMENT
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Formative Assessment: Evidence of performance will be collected continuously as Learners progress and will be considered in the final determination of leaners capabilities
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Planning, layout and preparation of a vegetable field
  • Collecting of soil samples, analysing and classifying the soil
  • Evaluation of natural resources available
  • Choice of cultivars
  • Cleaning and preparing the seedbed
  • Correct handling of seed, seedlings, cultivation and transplanting seedlings
  • Irrigation of seedbeds, seedlings and vegetable plants
  • Fertilizing of vegetables
  • Heat protection and supporting of vegetables
  • Harvesting and cleaning vegetables for market
  • Grading, packing and marketing vegetables
ASSISTANCE AFTER Students will be assisted in placing their produce in the markets e.g selling of vegetables
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Animal Production

BRIEFING DESCRIPTION
COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this skills programme is to provide leaners with a basic understanding as well as application of: the correct handling of animals, treatment of pests and diseases, correct on- farm feeding practices, basic breeding behaviour and the harvest of animal products. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practices into other areas of animal production and agriculture ensuring profitability of agricultural enterprise.
DURATION 3 Months
ATTENDEES MIN – MAX Minimum of 5 - Maximum of 10
PRE- REQUISITES Learners should be interested in agriculture and the must be physically fit.
TARGET LEARNERS The range of the typical leaners includes persons interested in gaining a better understanding of basic agriculture practice and start their own farming enterprise
FORM OF ASSESSMENT
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Formative Assessment: Evidence of performance will be collected continuously as Learners progress and will be considered in the final determination of learners capabilities
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Handle, control, move and load sheep
  • Determine the age, weight, condition of sheep.
  • Numbering and marking of sheep
  • Feeding sheep with the use of concentrated and roughage self-feeders
  • Care of pregnant ewes and ewes after weaning
  • Rendering first aid to ewes with lambing problems
  • Care of rams before, during mating season
  • Feeding and caring of sheep during period of drought
  • Recognizing signs of good health and disorder in sheep
  • Dipping, dosing and inoculation of sheep
  • Fostering of a lamb
  • Castration of lambs
  • Record keeping
  • Implementation of flocking mating
ASSISTANCE AFTER Students will be assisted in placing their produce in the market.
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Poultry Production

BRIEFING DESCRIPTION
COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this skills program is to provide learners with a basic understanding as well as application of: the correct handling of poultry, treatment of pests and diseases, feeding practice, basic breeding behaviour and the harvesting of poultry products.
DURATION 3 Months
PRE- REQUISITES Learners should be interested in agriculture and the must be physically fit.
TARGET LEARNERS The range of the typical leaners includes persons interested in gaining a better understanding of basic agriculture practice and start their own enterprise.
FORM OF ASSESSMENT
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Formative Assessment: Evidence of performance will be collected continuously as Learners progress and will be considered in the final determination of leaners capabilities
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Prepare brooder and rearing house.
  • Water supply and feed supply
  • Maintenance of bedding
  • Temperature Regulation
  • Executing of lighting programme
  • Handling, care and moving of chickens
  • Identifying signs of disorder
  • Record Keeping
  • Implementation of hygienic measures
  • Care of drinking and feeding troughs
  • Tracing of layers problems
  • Collecting and selection of eggs
  • Packing of eggs
  • Sales
ASSISTANCE AFTER Students will be assisted in placing their produce in the markets e.g selling of chickens and eggs.
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