Training Services:

Non-accredited training:

Target audience:

Anyone who left school and did not obtain University admission nor have the money to cover extended University/College training, but would like to aquire affordable aquaculture skills in a short period of time that would enable the learner to enter the Aquaculture industry which is mainly based on the West Coast and Overberg regions of the Western Cape.

What will be covered?

The learner will learn about fish (freshwater and marine) and shellfish (Oyster, Mussels & Abalone) covering all the farm sections from the hatchery, nursery, weaning, grow-out and processing.

How long will it take?

This is flexible, the learner can either cover all the above in an intensive full-day over 10 days or half-day over 20-days, preferably during Jun/Jul or Dec/Jan (although schedules can be moved to suite learner availability).

What do you get as prove of training?

The learner will get an Attendance Certificate outlining the modules that were covered, from a well respected training company that is well-known and well-respected within the industry.


Accredited training

Sound Interaxions holds accreditation for Animal Production Level 1 & 2 (contextualised for Aquaculture)

Target audience:

Anyone with a grade 12 national certificate that would like to aquire an aquaculture qualification that would enable the learner to enter the Aquaculture industry which is mainly based on the West Coast and Overberg regions of the Western Cape.

As the learner progress, a certificate is issued by Sound Interaxions with a list of the AgriSETA unit standards obtained. Once the full NQF level 1 and/or 2 is completed the learner is issued with a full qualification certificate directly from the AgriSETA:

Sound Aquaculture Skills - shellfish (oyster, mussels, abalone) and fish (fresh water & marine) covering all aspects from the hatchery, nursery, weaning, grow-out and processing.

Sound Money Management Skills

Sound Self Management Skills


Skills development facilitator services:

The Skills Development Levy & WSP/ATR

Every employer that pays more than R500 000 per year for salaries and wages has to pay a levy to SARS called the Skills Development Levy.  This levy is 1% of the total salary and wage amount.  Once paid to SARS, the levy is then transferred to the employer's relevant SETA to administer. 

An employer can claim anpercentage of its skills levies back (this is called a Mandatory grant) provided the company delivered on its targeted training.

In order to indicate planning and implementation, each SETA distributes a regulated document called a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR). The Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) is responsible for the development of a workplace skills plan with the input of the relevant stakeholders of the employer, documenting the plan and submitting it to the SETA.  Along with the skills plan the SDF also submits a report on the training that took place during the previous year.  The submission of this information is processed by the SETA and based on the information they re-imburse 50% of the levy paid to SARS in cash, directly into the employer's bank account. 

Funding and Grants available

Besides the re-imbursement (Mandatory grant) referred to above, the SETA also makes grants and funding available for the implementation of training, these grants are called Discretionary grants.  Employers can apply for these Discretionary grants to implement training in various forms such as Learnerships, Skills Programmes, Internships etc.  The SDF can also assist with these applications.  

Please contact me directly for more information on any of the above ! !