Ekološki kmetovalec/ekološka kmetovalka

Certification authority: 
Certified organizations for the implementation of the National vocational qualification (NPK)
EQF Level of the qualification: 
SI Slovenia
Evaluate the core competences
needed for this job
Core competences 
Plans, prepares, executes and controls one's own work and the work of others.
Uses energy, material and time rationally.
Protects health and the environment.
Communicates with professional services and clients.
Develops entrepreneurial qualities, skills and behavior.
Implements basic measures of organic farming.
Organically grows crops and vegetables.
Organically cultivates grasslands.
Organically grows fruit plants and vines.
Organic breeding of animals.
Processes organic crops.
Markets organic crops and products.
Keeps a diary for organic farms.
How can the certification be obtained? 
Individual application
Validation of prior learning
Description of the procedure for the validation of prior learning 


In the counseling process, the candidate prepares a personal portfolio, which is evaluated by the commission and acknowledges the contents of the catalog in part or in full.

If the commission cannot recognize all the contents of the catalog, it assigns the candidate tasks for verification.


  • Advocacy service.

National vocational qualification

(NPK) is:

  • the procedure for obtaining a publicly valid document (certificate)
  • the process of obtaining a profession
  • the process of recognizing or confirming already acquired knowledge and skills.

The process of acquiring NPKs is generally divided into three sets:

  1. candidate application
  2. advising the candidate and preparing his collection folder (certificates, proofs, reference letters, articles, acknowledgments ...)
  3. verification and validation of NPK


The candidate applies for the procedure on the announced application deadline. Check the implementation queries on the website of the organizations that implement the NPK for a particular profession.


During the counselling process, the candidate prepares a portfolio. The relevant committee assesses the portfolio and recognises the catalogue content in part or full. If the committee is unable to recognise all catalogue content, it assigns tasks to the candidate for verification. 

Verification method

Direct verification takes place at a place of assessment in the form of practical work and an oral presentation. The place of assessment (simulated user living environment) must meet the relevant material conditions.

Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre.

Condition for obtaining certificate

The candidate demonstrates the attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Verification criteria

Criteria to be taken into consideration:

  • Preparation of the candidate for the job,
  • Preparation and use of tools,
  • Mastering a certain sequence of tasks,
  • Quality of service,
  • Rational use of energy, materials and time,
  • Compliance with the rules on health and safety at work,
  • Compliance with sanitary and hygienic regulations,
  • Compliance with the rules of organic farming,
  • Compliance with regulations on environmental protection,
  • Compliance with the principle of animal ethology.

Criteria for assessing the components of the work process:

Evaluation area:

  • task planning and preparation 15 %
  • 50 %
  • documentation 10 %
  • oral defense 25 %

Catalog of professional knowledge and skills


Documents needed 

Admission requirements

  • Completed primary school,
  • passed F-category exam,
  • three years of work experience in the field of organic farming.
Contact point 

The link to providers of training


Is it possible to obtain a partial validation?: 
No ❌