Certificate Courses in Sugarcane Agriculture

SASRI’s Sugarcane Certificate courses are currently run at both the junior and senior levels.
The courses are taught by SASRI specialists and comprise a mix of theory and practical sessions covering all aspects of sugarcane husbandry.

Course Modules

Key information is provided on subjects dealing with Soils, Varieties, Pests and Diseases, Husbandry, Environmental Management, Land Use Planning, Harvesting, Weed Control, Mechanisation, Irrigation, Farm Management. In addition to the subjects listed above, there are several ‘special interest’ lectures on topics of relevance to agriculture in general. Attendance at all lectures is compulsory.

Certificates

There are written examinations for each subject and successful students are awarded certificates. Seats on the courses are in high demand, and there is usually a waiting list of candidates. This bears testimony to the high regard the courses enjoy both within South Africa and in neighbouring countries.

"When the people teaching you are experts, you can be guaranteed of a sound education!"

Accommodation, Meals and Transport

Students are responsible for making their own arrangements for accommodation, meals and transport. SASRI does not offer accommodation but many students stay at the Shukela Training Centre (STC).
Tel: +27 (31) 508 7700 or email: shukela.training@sasa.org.za.
Foreign students must arrange their own transport from their point of arrival in South Africa to their place of accommodation. Neither SASRI nor the STC provides a shuttle service. SASRI does, however, provide a daily shuttle service between STC residences and the course venue. There are canteen facilities at the course venue where light lunches, snacks and cold drinks are available.

Language

Since the courses are delivered in English and all assessment are carried out in English, students must be able to read and write in English. Tests of approximately two-hour duration are written after completion of each subject.

Junior Certificate Course in Sugarcane Agriculture (JCC)

The three-week JCC is offered twice a year, usually in March and October.

Entry requirements

The general entry requirement is Standard 10 (Grade 12), preferably from an agricultural school with at least two years on-farm experience. A student who has a Standard 8 (Grade 10) and relevant agricultural experience may be considered, depending on the outcome of an assessment and interview process.

Upcoming JCC courses

Date 9 – 26 April 2019 2 – 20 October 2019 23 March – 9 April 2020
Cost SA Sugar Industry applicants
R7 368.00 + Vat (15%) = R8 473.20

Non-sugar industry applicants (SA)
R8 472.00 + Vat (15%) = R9 742.80

Applicants outside South Africa
R9 702.00 (No VAT required)
SA Sugar Industry applicants
R7 368.00 + Vat (15%) = R8 473.20

Non-sugar industry applicants (SA)
R8 472.00 + Vat (15%) = R9 742.80

Applicants outside South Africa
R9 702.00 (No VAT required)
SA Sugar Industry applicants
R8 105.00 + Vat (15%) = R9 320.75

Non-sugar industry applicants (SA)
R9 320.00 + Vat (15%) = R10 718.00

Applicants outside South Africa
R10 672.00 (No VAT required)
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Senior Certificate Course in Sugarcane Agriculture (JCC)

The five-week SCC is offered twice a year, usually in February and June.

Entry requirements

The general entry requirement is an undergraduate degree or diploma, preferably in agriculture or the sciences. A student who has a matric (Grade 12) and has passed the Junior Certificate Course with a Merit Pass (65% and above) will also be entitled to enrol. A student who only has a matric (Grade 12) certificate will be considered, depending on the outcome of an assessment and interview process.

Upcoming SCC Courses

Date 4 February – 8 March 2019 3 June – 5 July 2019 3 February – 6 March 2020
Cost SA Sugar Industry applicants
R12 855.00 + Vat (15%) = R14 783.25

Non-sugar Industry applicants
R14 784.00 + Vat (15%) = R17 001.60

Applicants outside South Africa
R17 461.00 (No VAT required)
SA Sugar Industry applicants
R12 855.00 + Vat (15%) = R14 783.25
Non-sugar Industry applicants
R14 784.00 + Vat (15%) = R17 001.60
Applicants outside South Africa
R17 461.00 (No VAT required)
SA Sugar Industry applicants
R14 140.00 + Vat (15%) = R16 261.00
Non-sugar Industry applicants
R16 262.00 + Vat (15%) = R18 701.00
Applicants outside South Africa
R19 207.00 (No VAT required)
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COURSE DETAILS

Please select the course you are applying for:

Junior Certificate Course in Sugarcane Agriculture (JCC) 9 – 26 April 2019
Junior Certificate Course in Sugarcane Agriculture (JCC) 2 – 20 October 2019
Junior Certificate Course in Sugarcane Agriculture (JCC) 23 March – 9 April 2020
Senior Certificate Course in Sugarcane Agriculture (SCC) 4 February – 8 March 2019
Senior Certificate Course in Sugarcane Agriculture (SCC) 3 June – 5 July 2019
Senior Certificate Course in Sugarcane Agriculture (SCC) 3 February – 6 March 2020
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