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Training Overview

The Poultry Management Training Centre fills a range of training and mentoring needs in the formal and informal sectors of the South African poultry market

 

Learnership

We are an accredited AgriSeta  Education and Training Provider and are also accredited for the NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN POULTRY PRODUCTION – NQF Level 3.   This  6 – 8 month qualification covers basic avian biology,  all poultry production disciplines as well as risk management modules, elementary human resource management and basic financial skills.  Approximately 40% of the course is practical and includes visits to working farms, supply and support industries.    A minimum of 20 students are required per learnership and funding is sought to support each learnership programme.  

A learnership explores the anatomy of a chicken

A learnership explores the anatomy of a chicken

Collecting hatching eggs in the breeder shed

Practical work – Collecting hatching eggs in the breeder shed

 

Indigenous Chicken production

The goal here is to improve the level of food security and food quality (eggs and meat) for rural people.    The training focuses on simple, sustainable interventions in flock housing, breeding, feeding, disease and parasite control all of which contribute to poultry productivity.   The training is  best conducted as workshops within the communities.

Ladies from a rural community enjoy tea break during their training

Ladies from a rural community enjoy tea break during their training

We support our learners - all the way

We support our learners – all the way

 

 Short courses and Skills Programmes

Our short courses range from 3 – 5 days and are offered in :

  • General Poultry Production
  • Commercial Layers and Pullet Rearing
  • Broiler Management
  • Broiler Breeder Management
  • Hatchery Production
  • Poultry Business Skills
  • Worksheets for Poultry Producers 

Skills programmes can be tailor-made to requirements with any combination of Short course material and/or NQF Unit Standards

 
Learners finding out about the importance of winter brooding management

Learners finding out about the importance of winter brooding management

 
A group of successful delegates with course facilitator Ndumiso Khumalo

A group of successful delegates with course facilitator Ndumiso Khumalo

 

 On-site training 

Where it is impractical for commercial poultry producers to send their staff away for training, the Poultry Management Training Centre can come to you ! It is possible to tailor-make training for the client’s needs. This can range from a morning practical session on such topics as vaccination, brooding or egg handling to one of our 5 day short courses.   Minimum learner numbers are required.  Please contact us to discuss your training needs.