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Sugar Training Centre (STC)

The Shukela Training Centre (PTY) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African Sugar Association provides Engineering and Agricultural Training.  The STC is accredited by the AgriSETA (PAET 5135) and holds program approval with numerous outer SETAs including the MERSETA, CHIETA EWSETA and CITA. 

Agricultural Skills Training is provided on your farm whilst under operational conditions and according to the farming cycle.  The training instructors will instruct your employees whilst they are working, so there is no disruption to your farming operations and the practical training is highly effective.  With the constant churn of farm workers and the seasonal nature of the sugar industry, regular skills training is important to maintain effective productivity.  All competent learners receive an in-house certificate for the skills courses.

Formal certificates are provided for the legislative training as accredited by the relevant bodies.

In addition, basic workshop skills, implement setting and tractor care courses are available.  Safe operating procedures are important for workers involved with tractors and farm implements and STC focuses on these aspects intently when delivering these courses.  

A foundational learning program namely “Farm Equipment Maintenance Worker” has been introduced. This is aimed at school leavers who wish to work on the technical side of farming and exposes them to the maintenance and workshop operations on farm.  The course is 12 months in duration with two, three-week institutional training sessions.

  • Legislative Training
    Crane Operator - training
    Crane Operator – test only
    Learner License – all codes
    Tractor Learner Driver
    First Aid – Level 1
    Health and Safety Reps
  • Farm Worker Training
    Implement Settings
    Hand Planting
    Fertilizer – ordinary worker
    Fertilizer – Mayfield spreader
    Mechanical Fertilizer Spreading
    Boomspray Operator
    Knapsack Spray Operator
    Cane Burning
    Cane Cutting – worker
    Irrigation – sprinkler
    Cane Husbandry
    Variety Identification
    Eldana Identification
    Disease Identification
  • Supervisor Training
    Applied Business Management
    Business Orientation
    Junior Supervisor
    Senior Supervisor
    Cane Yield Estimating
    Care of the Environment
    Induna Hand Planting
    Induna Hand Fertilizer
    Induna Knapsack Spray
    Induna Cane Cutting
  • Workshop Training
    Basic Workshop Skills
    Arc Welding & Gas Cutting
    Elementary Tractor Mechanic
    Tractor Care
  • Plant Production Learnership
    NQF4 Certificate in Plant Production
    Farm Equipment Maintenance Worker

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