Training Dates: 23rd-27th September 2019 in Salem, Eastern Cape; 21st-25th October 2019 in Morning Star, Cape Town, followed by 18th-22nd November, again in Salem, which will be the last Comprehensive course of 2019.
Proven Aquaponics systems are the future of sustainable food production technology because it is the only technique that enables us to a) recirculate and rehabilitate the water that we use; b) produce nutrient dense, chemical-free, naturally produced food that is in high demand and easy to sell; and c) has a low carbon footprint and minimum negative impact on the environment. 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 10 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-Day HPA Aquaponics 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 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 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 HPA 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 HPA facilities to see first-hand how the classroom theory works in practice. Daily excursions to nearby HPA 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 Leaders Learning Support Group on WhatsApp. This forum is a gold-mine of continuous learning, innovative ideas and research, 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.
The Mastery course is R7200.00 incl. VAT until the end of 2019, and are conducted from our headquarters in Salem in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Courses run in Cape Town are R7900 per seat for 2019. Fee includes the Comprehensive Reference Manual, lunches, 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. Discounts are offered to those over 65 years of age and to members of the same family who are attending the same course. Please inquire about this if it applies to you.
Training will be done at the HPA facilities in Salem near Grahamstown, RSA, unless specified in the course description.