In the Agricultural field, there are 32 subjects that a selection can be made from and the student compiles his / her own course. An internationally recognised certificate is awarded for courses that are successfully completed. An advanced certificate can be obtained by taking extra subjects and completing the course over a two-year period. The courses are done online at AUSTRALIA CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL. See www.acs.edu.au for the different courses.
1. INTERNATIONAL COURSES
ONE YEAR AGRICULTURE CERTIFICATE (with one, two or three ACS modules) and a
TWO YEAR AGRICULTURAL DIPLOMA (with 3 modules in the first year and 3 modules in the second year).
The student can plan the one or two year study according to own need and specific purpose.
OPTION 1 – Bridging year only: Choose one or two ACS modules
OPTION 2 – Agricultural Training for one year: Choose one, two or three ACS modules
OPTION 3 – Agricultural Diploma (two years): First year: 3 ACS modules;
Second year: 3 ACS modules
Choose one of three majors for Two Year Agricultural Diploma:
1. AGRICULTURE with modules such as Agronomy, Plant Production, Land Management, and others.
2. LIVESTOCK with modules such as Animal nutrition, Animal health, Breeding, etc. With a choice of 34 modules.
3. AGRICULTURE with modules selected from both Agricultural and Animal Science. e.g. Farm management, Engineering study, Cattle herd management, Land management. With a choice of 34 modules
Practicals are done on Mooikrans and on other surrounding farms.
Written assignments are submitted online. Each student has a mentor who marks and returns assignments.
Written ACS exam takes place in October.
2. INTERNAL COURSES
Theory and Practical
Agricultural lecturers and various leading farmers in the Amersfoort area present the theory and the practical part of the course.
Students work with cattle, sheep, milk, chicken, maize, and all the other farms to gain practical experience of the highveld farming activities.
Wool class training is done at the beginning and at the end of the year at Morgenzon Agricultural Academy and the students work on various shaving floors during the year. The goal is to finally achieve “Springbokkop”!
The National courses are offered by local wool officers, veterinarians and qualified first aid experts.
A.I. course is offered by a veterinarian.
Successful students receive internationally recognised certificates or a diploma and certificates for the internal courses done at Mooikrans.
There is a great need among farmers with extensive farms to appoint a student who understands and can perform the multiple tasks of a farm. Responsible, hard-working students with expertise are requested from MOOIKRANS by these farmers.
Graduate students are already working on farms where they are an excellent advertisement for MOOIKRANS 'quality of training. Some of our students also find work abroad and others continue their studies at universities.
A bonus of a year or two at Mooikrans is the development of each student's personal skills. The young school leaver develops into an adult who is equipped with all the necessary knowledge, experience and emotional intelligence to function successfully in life.