Sheep & Wool Academy for Southern Africa (SWASA)
Industry driven Agricultural Qualifications

South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) accredited training

SWASA is an independent Agricultural Academy for the
International Agricultural Academy for Africa (i3A)

that provides SAQA accredited training, customised courses and e-Learning programmes to meet the needs of agricultural scholars, students, emerging farmers, farmworkers and the agricultural business sector. We work closely with the agricultural industry to expose students to the latest in technology and products.
Our vision is economic prosperity and food security for all. Our training programmes are a step in that direction.

Join SWASA for an exciting future!

National Diploma
in Sheep Production

Study for a National Diploma in Sheep Production through our unique blended learning programmes offered in collaboration with South African industry. The ideal Qualification to enter further graduate studies.

National Certificate
in Sheep Production

Fully accredited National Certificate offered thought a hands-on & technician approach by Mutton- & Wool Sheep Experts in the South African Industry. Ideal for Agricultural Schools in recognition of 50% of the credits of the National Diploma.

Skills & Technical Courses
in Sheep Production

Gain critical skills in farming. Farm worker & students can attend individual skills courses or a series of modules that, upon successful completion, lead to a qualification in Agriculture. Ideal for scholars seeking to enter the agricultural sector or farm workers upgrading their skills.

Accounting &
Financial Management
for Farm Managers

All Accounting and Financial Management Qualifications are accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), an Independent External Examination Board and appointed Quality Assurance Partner for QCTO, for NQF Accredited Business Qualifications.



SWASA works closely with the BKB Sheep & Wool Business Sector to expose students to the latest technology and products in agriculture.


We partner with farmers to create profitable and sustainable farming businesses.

Sponsors and Foundations

We provide a mutually beneficial platform through Agri-pedia for businesses and organisations to support students from national poverty nodes, rural and disadvantaged communities across Africa.

Online farming solutions and information for students, farmers and the agricultural business sector


Our Online Agricultural Campus gives students across the African continent access to accredited Sheep Production E-learning programmes.


Our Online Agricultural Encyclopaedia provides the latest up-to-date information on agriculture and farming techniques in an easily accessible format.


Helping farmers to manage their farming business through a customised online business management application.


Exposing farmers, primary producers and students to the latest products, goods and equipment as part of academic training modules.


Putting professionals across various sectors ranging from agriculture, engineering, science, academics and entrepreneurs in touch with our students.