Vision

We at South African Forestry Training College have the driving ambition to be South Africa’s leading Forestry Skills Training Centre with the following objectives :

  •       Delivering recognized top quality training to the doorsteps of the most remote learners in South Africa thereby giving an opportunity to empower our fellow South Africans with the required knowledge, skills and the credentials to safely enter the forestry job market as a trained and truly competent individual.
  •       Accommodating literate and illiterate learners by utilising the latest and most effective training methodology, technology, equipment, skills and data to ensure quality and training standards above those of National and International levels.

About

On-site Training and Consulting

Registrations / affiliations:

FP&M Seta registration,  Department of Labour,  Fire Protection Association,  Health Professions Council of South Africa,   Forestry Industry Training Providers Association

 

Training

SAFTC provide training that promotes education and upliftment for both literate and illiterate workers in the industry.

Training programs are focused on all facets of theoretical training, skills training and most importantly practical and operational application.

( I hear and I forget, I see and I remember,   I do and I understand )

In pursuit of excellence, SAFTC communicates regularly with stakeholders in the forestry and training  industries thereby conforming to the latest market requirements and standards, resulting in our premier service delivery in the forestry industry over the years.

SAFTC complies with ALL statutory legal requirements.

 

SAFTC qualifies as an Exempt Micro Enterprise (EME) and the enterprise is deemed to have a B-BBEE status of “Level Four Contributor” having a B-BBEE procurement recognition of 100%.  

All instructors are qualified assessors registered with FP&M Seta

Courses and learnerships are accredited, unit standard aligned and relevant to current industry standards

 

Following is a summary of training offered :

  • Harvesting practices
  • Silviculture practices
  • Fire prevention and suppression (Wildland and Industrial)
  • Vehicle Drivers (Fire tenders, Personnel carriers, Tractors, Trucks, LDV’s etc)
  • Plant Operators (Mechanised harvesters, Forwarders, Skidders, Cable Yarders, 3 Wheel Loaders, ADT’s, Haulers, Tractors etc)
  • Motorised outdoor power equipment (Chainsaw, Brush cutter, Pole pruner, Auger, Blower etc)
  • SHEQ
  • First aid  ( Level 1, 2 and 3 )
  • Mechanical and Hydraulic safety and diagnostics
  • Forestry learnerships

Contact

Contact
Tel : 033 326 1001
Fax : 086 466 8001
Email : saftc@mweb.co.za

Hours
Monday—Friday: 8:00AM–16:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00AM–16:00PM

Address
5 Restdene Road
Ashburton  3201

Postal Address
P O Box 2831
Pietermaritzburg 3200