Education & Training

AVCASA Plant Science Course

This seven-module correspondence course is offered internally by AVCASA. As from 2012, there will be only one examination in May/June each year. There will also be assignments to be handed in on covered modules by end of January each year. Examinations will be written in various centres throughout the country. All sales personnel of Croplife SA are required to pass this course in order to be allowed to give advice and sell our plant protection products. However the course is open to anyone wishing to learn more about plant protection and the products used in the industry.

For more informaiton, please contact Hettie Dickenson on (011) 805-2000 or           



1 - The Plant Protection Industry in Perspective

2 - Management of Plant Pests

3 - Management of Problem Plants

4 - Management of Plant Diseases

5 - The Regulatory Environment

6 - Information Resources

7 - Basic Application Technology


Student Support

If any student need assistance on modules or have any questions regarding study material, please send an e-mail to

Responsible Use Training Course

Through this course, stewardship and sustainable agriculture are promoted by addressing issues such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), container management and disposal of obsolete stocks. This also contributes towards the Good Agricultural Practice as required by GlobalGap as well as the upliftment of small-scale/emerging farmers and to the protection of the environment.

Aerial Applicators Course

This AgriSETA-accredited course covers the effective and responsible earial apllication of agrochemical products. It is recognized by the Department of Agriculture (DoA) and Civil Aviation.