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. Key information is provided on subjects dealing with Soils, Varieties, Pests and Diseases, Husbandry, Environmental Management, Land Use Planning, Harvesting, Weed Control, Mechanisation, Irrigation and Farm Management.

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!"

Upcoming Courses

All applications must be done on the official application forms, available from the links below. Successful applicants will be sent an acceptance letter and a pro-forma invoice. Upon receipt of these documents, full payment of course fees must be made. Students who have not paid in advance will not be admitted to the course.

Junior Certificate Course in Sugarcane Agriculture (JCC)

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

Upcoming JCC dates and application forms:

9 – 26 April 2019: Application Form (pdf)
2 – 20 October 2019: Application Form (pdf)

JCC Course Costs:

SA Sugar Industry applicants – R 7 368.00 + Vat (15%) = R8 473.20
Non-sugar industry applicants (SA) – R 8 472.00 + Vat (15%) = R9 742.80
Applicants outside South Africa – R 9 702.00 (No VAT required)

Senior Certificate Course in Sugarcane Agriculture (SCC)

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

Upcoming SCC dates and application forms:

4 February – 8 March 2019: Application Form (pdf)
3 June – 5 July 2019: Application Form (pdf)

SCC Course Costs:

SA Sugar Industry applicants – R 12 855.00 + Vat (15%) = R 14 783.25
Non-sugar Industry applicants – R 14 784.00 + Vat (15%) = R 17 001.60
Applicants outside South Africa – R 17 461.00 (No VAT required)

Accommodation Arrangements

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.
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.

For more information contact:

Belinda Simpson
Course Administrator
Tel: 031 508 7405
Email: educane@sugar.org.za