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Agricultural Training Bookings

To book a training course or courses, Growers need to phone Petro McAuliffe on 031 508-7706 or send her an email at  The fax number is 086 678 5060.

Just give us sufficient time, like a few weeks before your envisaged date for training.  The Centre will make a note of requests and schedule the required courses in the area, and will let you know when and where the training will take place. 

The minimum number of learners per course is meant to make sure that offering the course is cost-effective for the STC.  Growers may elect to fill each course with their own employees or if fewer employees require training, the Centre will manage the requests and set up a course when sufficient learners from an area are booked on a course.

The workshop skills courses are offered at STC Mtunzini Campus. The minimum number of learners per course is 12.  Growers may elect to fill each course with their own employees or if fewer employees require training, the STC will manage the requests and set up a course when sufficient learners can attend.

Engineering Training Bookings

For Engineering Training please check the Training Schedule to ascertain the times during which the course you want to attend will be offered. The Training Schedule gets updated annually.

Bookings must be made in writing, by completing an application form here. Once we receive your correctly completed form, a quotation will be returned to you giving details of the course(s) booked, commencement date and duration, requirement for accommodation and/or meals and the full cost.  This needs to be checked, signed and returned by fax or email with the accompanying order number or proof of deposit.

PLEASE NOTE:  Bookings will NOT be confirmed without the provision of an order number or full payment.  The only exception is if there is a contract in place.


Trade Test Bookings

Application Procedure

  • An applicant applies to the relevant SETA for a trade test date. The SETA then makes an application to STC.
  • The STC allocates a trade test date on the first available date on a first come first served basis. 
  • The candidate and SETA gets notified of the date and a Trade Test Permit is sent to the candidate.
  • The candidate then makes payment for the trade test and send proof of payment to STC as detailed below.
  • Candidates will not be permitted to undertake the trade test without the trade test permit, proof of payment and identity document.
  • There will be no cancellation and postponements once the date for the trade test is confirmed.

 On the day of the trade test

  • Assessor / STTO prints out joining routine.
  • Assessor / STTO meets the candidate at Auditorium on the day of the assessment and ensures all paper work is completed.
  • Assessor / STTO briefs the candidate on procedures, including grievance procedures etc. candidate signs that he /she has been briefed and read all instructions.
  • Assessor / STTO allocates tools (Own tools) Tool check.
  • Assessor allocates tasks.
  • All tasks to be marked before candidate leaves. The reason for being found Not Yet Competent (NYC) if that is the case is explained to the candidate. The candidate has the right to request the moderator. At the discretion of the moderator a task can be repeated if there is sufficient time. (This needs to be recorded). All parties need to sign.
  • All pages, of all mark sheets to be signed, by both the candidate, assessor and moderator.
  • Cover sheet per task must reflect any deviations and must be signed by assessor, candidate and moderator.
  • Tool check done and signed off by Assessor and candidate.
  • Evaluation form filled in and signed by candidate.
  • Assessor hands leaving routine to candidate - Stores.
  • Assessor takes complete envelope to Moderator who will fill-in the moderator's report.

STC sends results to the SETA and files results and mark sheets in the records room.  

Accommodation and Meals Bookings

The Centre is completely self-contained.  Full board and lodging is available for those learners who wish to reside in our residences. Learners should just bring their own towels and toiletries.  Casual meals are also available and learners not staying in the residences may book for lunch on a daily basis.

The method of charging for accommodation and meals is different from that for tuition.  Accommodation is charged on a daily rate basis, enabling costs saving for learners who wish to return home during the weekends. Meals are charged on a per meal basis. Meals are available for all learners and the requirement needs to be included on the enrolment form.  Cultural and Religious dietary requirements are met by our caterers. The particular requirements for learners requiring accommodation and/or meals need to be completed on the application form.

There are three categories of accommodation and is allocated on a first come first served basis after payment has been received. 


A – Rate Room:                 Single room with en suite shower and toilet – R 200 per night

B – Rate Room:                 Single Room with common ablutions – R150 per night

C – Rate Room:                 Double room sharing, with common ablutions – R130 per night​​