Dicla Training & Projects



We have a large range of training courses focused on various forms of farming and administration.

If you don't find information on an area of farming that you are interested in,
please email or contact us.


Crop Farming


Prepare a production area for crop establishment.

Establish a hydroponic crop.

Establishing the crop includes removing seedlings/cuttings from seedbeds/trays, transplanting the seedlings/cuttings, appropriate placement of the irrigation into the bags/beds.

The fertilization includes but is not limited to spaghetti tubes and leader pipes for beds and drippers.

Seedlings and cuttings.

Identify the basic differences i.e. hydroponic and conventional (soil) production.

Differences are limited to soil versus growth media, open air versus protective structures.

Tunnel Farming

Getting started planning

Water Quality & quantity requirements for tunnel farming.
Management of tunnels Marketing of products.
Tunnel selection: Tunnels sizes 10.5 x 30 x 4.1 m standard.
Roll up tunnels 10.5 x 30 x 4.1m.
Starter (nursery) tunnels small scale 6.5 x 12 x 3.8m.

Tunnel maintenance

Preparing inside tunnel.
Laying floor plastic.
Packing planting bags.
Spacing dripper pipe.
Testing dripper system.

Animal Production

The Animal Production course includes: Control of an Animal Production Business,
Record keeping, Storage, Purchase and Control of vaccines, Administering processing treatments,
Preparation, Cleaning, Administering treatments, Restoring Facility and Equipment.

Below are other animal farming courses and their contents:

Broiler Production

Maintenance of Broiler Holdings: Types of Holdings and Cleaning and Disinfecting of Holdings. Producing Poultry Broilers: Growing Periods, Care of Poultry, Feeding and Vaccination of Poultry Broilers.

Layer Production

Procedures and prep. of laying houses (for receiving point-of-lay chicks), Pullet placement, Ventilation, Water supply, Equipment, Feed management, lighting, etc.

Pig Production

Procedures and prep. of farrowing houses, Procedures and prep. of sows, Appropriate feeding, Stages of production, Cleaning and disinfecting, bio-security, etc.


Mechanical Training

Semi Skilled Artisan Training

The Artisans must undergo the same training as Tractor Operators
as they will be driving the tractors during test runs and after the vehicles has been repaired
they must complete the confirmation of repair, if the vehicle is repaired correctly.

After the Operator's course the rest of the training is then completed.


Tractor Operator's Course

The Tractor Operator Course is presented in two phases,
the first phase is theory and the second phase is practical, the duration of the Course is two weeks.
After the Courses the members are issued with a Certificate (Tractor Operator) from Dicla,
being accredited by AgriSETA and additional Certificates can be handed out according to the need of the requester.

The Course is sub divided into four modules.

Module 1

Guarding of moving parts safety precautions, Transport act, Health and safety, Legal requirements,
National road traffic act, Hazard identification, Safety of people and live stock, passengers, Controls and operation, etc.

Module 2

Inspection of equipment, Attending to faults, Repairs and maintenance, etc.

Module 3

General administration aspects of the vehicle and working requirements, Routine maintenance and Scheduled service and repair. Duty sheet layout and discussions.

Module 4

Practical driving: on road surfaces (Tar and gravel) and in the field. Driving with implements (disc, plough, ripper, planter and trailer), etc.