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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.

Crane Operator - training
Crane Operator – test only
Learner License – all codes
Tractor Learner Driver
First Aid – Level 1
Health and Safety Reps
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
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
Basic Workshop Skills
Arc Welding & Gas Cutting
Elementary Tractor Mechanic
Tractor Care
NQF4 Certificate in Plant Production
Farm Equipment Maintenance Worker

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