5.5 Day Comprehensive Aquaponics Training Course

Our Commercial Aquaponics modules are extremely efficient food productin systems designed for a balance between productivity and manageability.Training Dates 2024:

Salem, Eastern Cape PA SA HQ near Grahamstown:

6-Day Comprehensive Aquaponics Training Course. Training cost: R9700 per seat; PA SA Comprehensive Modular Aquaponics Reference Manual: R1300. (Only available to Training Course delegates) Maximum seats per course is 12 Delegates.

22nd – 27th April 2024

17th – 22nd June 2024

26th – 31st August 2024

18th – 23rd November 2024

Training Cost: R9700 per seat
PA SA Comprehensive Modular Aquaponics Reference Manual: R1300


Muldersdrift, Roodepoort, Johannesburg West: 6-Day Comprehensive Aquaponics Training Course. Training cost: R10700 per seat; PA SA Comprehensive Modular Aquaponics Reference Manual: R1300. (Only available to Training Course delegates). 12 Pax Maximum attendees.

19th – 24th February 2024

16th – 21st September 2024


Morning Star Cape Town:

Thursday 21 March to Monday, 25 March 2024 inclusive over Weekend. Max 10 Delegates only.

Training Cost: R9700 per seat
PA SA Comprehensive Modular Aquaponics Manual: R1300


This Professional 5,5-Day PA SA Intensive Aquaponics course is specifically designed for those starting Commercial Aquaponics systems who don’t want to fail. Specifically, those who new to the food industry who would like to expand or grow their enterprise and access niche organic markets with premium products. The objectives of the course are to enable sound decision making at Planning, Budget, Design, CAPEX, Production, Management and Market stage of the business. The course is also ideal for Investors, Managers, Lodge, Restaurant, Hotel, School, Local Community or Commercial Establishments where a commercial scale PA SA modular unit is envisioned for the supply of fresh, chemical-free greens and fish for use within the scope of business.

R9,700.00R10,700.00

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"Your decisions are only as good as your information. Mistakes cost money! So get the best education in Aquaponics that you possibly can." Hein DuPlessis

Training Dates 2024:

Salem, Eastern Cape PA SA HQ Grahamstown near Rhodes University: Cost:R9700 per seat: Maximum 12 Delegates. PA SA Comprehensive Modular Aquaponics Reference Manual: R1300 (Only available to Training Course delegates)

22nd – 27th April 2024

17th – 22nd June 2024

26th - 31st August 2024

18th - 23rd November 2024


Morning Star Cape Town 5 Day (Over Weekend course):Training Cost: R9700 per seat
PA SA Comprehensive Modular Aquaponics Reference Manual: R1300 (Only available to Training Course delegates) Maximum 10 Delegates

Over Weekend 21st - 25th March 2024 (Public holiday is 21st March)


Muldersdrift, Roodepoort Johannesburg West: 6-Day Comprehensive Intensive Aquaponics Training Course. Training cost: R10700 per seat; PA SA Comprehensive Modular Aquaponics Reference Manual: R1300. (Only available to Training Course delegates). Maximum 12 Delegates allowed.

19th -24th February 2024

16th - 21st September 2024


Comprehensive Training in Proven Modular Aquaponics systems is the gateway to the future of sustainable food production technology because this is the only technology that enables us to:-

  • Enable highest efficiency of water usage. We are recirculating our water in Aquaponics: using principles of Aquatic Bio-remediation: This is not Hydroponics where all biology is eliminated by sterilization and which requires the dumping of used water and media!
    • We are Not dumping contaminated water into the environment - This is a normal practice of Hydroponics
    • We are reducing the amount and cost of water being used by up to 97% compared to field cropping alternatives
    • So we use the BEST water we possibly can, improves plant performance for cellular Hydration and plant performance.
  • This means that we are not impacting the environment in any negative way;
  • We are producing Chemical-Free, Nutrient Dense, naturally grown FOOD at a reduced input cost and improved efficiency that is EASY to SELL: Aquaponics financial viability is unmatched.
  • We are using a fraction of the ENERGY, MANAGEMENT and LABOUR that conventional systems require.
  • Modular Practical Aquaponics systems do not incur the same PRODUCTION COSTS that alternative systems do, reducing and compartmentalizing business RISK and so financial efficiency and viability is improved.
    • - Our components are high quality, food grade, UV Stabilized durable materials that can be replaced, relocated and re-sold.

It is an extremely powerful production system. But it is currently poorly understood by many, even in the mainstream. It is, in reality, an extremely complex, albeit fascinating, natural food production method that harnesses an entire ecology to bio-remediate water and grow healthy plants. We at PA SA have spent the last 12 (since 2009) years practically researching and mastering the dynamics of Aquaponics thoroughly in theory and in practice. We have designed and developed proven Modular Aquaponics systems of varying sizes that are tried and tested, and are appropriate for Southern African conditions, and we have a unique, modular approach to production that enables flexibility and maximum control of the business, reducing risk of failure and which sets us apart from other Aquaponics industry players. Who should attend this course? This 5.5-Day PA SA Comprehensive course ends with an optional 3 Hour Exam, marked in Belgium which facilitates Certification, is specifically designed for those contemplating Commercial Aquaponics, or those who are currently involved in the industry who would like to expand or grow their enterprise and access niche organic markets. We do not sell systems to clients who have not completed our Training courses. The objectives of the course are to enable sound decision making at Planning, Design, Production, Management and Market stage of the business. The course is also ideal for Lodge, Restaurant, Hotel, School, Local Community or Establishment Management where a commercial scale HPA unit is envisioned for the supply of fresh, chemical-free greens and fish for use within the scope of business. Join PA SA for a fascinating immersion into the Mastery of Aquaponics. We have designed our course material with local conditions in mind that will save hours of reading, trials, research and frustrating internet searches, and provide all the skills and knowledge required to get the best out of YOUR aquaponics system! Our focus is on a continuous learning experience, and while it is not possible to learn everything about Aquaponics in 5 days, we hope to empower you with a depth of understanding that will give you the confidence to establish and grow your business successfully with the minimum cost. The course is an engaging, comprehensive series of lectures and practical lessons on our approach to aquaponics essentials that provide ample time to deal with your questions. You will learn how our aquaponics approach works, how it differs from many who are failing in the industry, location considerations, system design & optimization fundamentals, fish and plant selection and care as well as starting and maintaining your aquaponics system for optimal health and productivity. We desire to partner with you on your journey to success, so we value the relationship that emanates from our course interaction. Practical sessions are spent in the various aquaponics systems at the PA SA facilities to see first-hand how the classroom theory works in practice. Daily excursions to nearby PA SA strategic partners and facilities that are operational are part of the course. A variety of hands-on activities including water quality testing and adjusting, fish feeding and handling. Plant starting using cuttings, pruning, and harvesting will also be covered. Gateway to continual support:-  All of our training courses are the gateway to your inclusion onto our closed International Aquaponics Leaders Learning Support Group on WhatsApp and Telegram. This forum is a gold-mine of historic research, continuous learning, innovative ideas and R&D, where you can post your progress or ask questions and receive qualified support post-training. This is where most of our post-training support happens. Course Fee excludes the 200 page A4 Colour Comprehensive Modular Aquaponics Reference Manual, but includes lunches, refreshments and teas, with a 20% rebate on training costs offered to clients who purchase full systems from us, as a deduction off the system components purchased. Discount of 20% is offered to those over 65 years of age and 10% to two or more members of the same family who are attending the same course. Please inquire about this if it applies to you.

Location Training will be done at the PA SA facilities in Salem near Rhodes University, Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape of RSA, unless specified in the course description. Read More

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Comprehensive Course Dates

Ruimsig Jhb West 30th October-4th November 2023, Salem, Eastern Cape, PA SA HQ 20th-25th November 2023, Cape Town: Morning Star, Arkeo Aquaponics Thursday 21 – Monday 25th March 2024, Muldersdrift, Roodepoort Gauteng 19th-24th February 2024, Muldersdrift, Roodepoort, Gauteng 16th-21st September 2024, Salem, Eastern Cape, PA SA HQ 17th-22nd June 2024, Salem, Eastern Cape, PA SA HQ 18th-23rd November 2024, Salem, Eastern Cape, PA SA HQ 22nd-27th April 2024, Salem, Eastern Cape, PA SA HQ 26th-31st August 2024

2 reviews for 5.5 Day Comprehensive Aquaponics Training Course

  1. Quintin Ndibongo (verified owner)

    “This is, without doubt, the best and most important Training course (It feels wrong to call it a Training Course, because it is nothing LIKE any other course I have ever attended because it packs every second of time with extremely valuable information!) It feels a little like drinking from a Fire Hydrant for 5 days!” – Quintin Ndibongo (MIT Graduate USA)

  2. Martin Fick (verified owner)

    Joanna Philp, Harare:
    5 Star Review!
    What an exceptional course and experience! I had no concept of how MUCH I would learn!
    Martin is an encyclopaedia of knowledge for Aquaponics and the natural world. A phenomenal & dynamic teacher who passionately weaves his years of experience and research into practical and expansive training!
    This course intricately connects you to growing in harmony with the earth. This is how we give back to the planet.
    Thank you Martin and the PA team for a life changing experience.
    November 2023.

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