Quick Skills Programmes

Quick Skills Programmes are short, one-day programmes which offer eight courses designed for worker training.
The learning material for the courses include video material, assessment guides and if applicable, logbooks to be completed during practical activities to demonstrate the acquired skills.
Once the attendees have completed the training and the assessment guides, the guides will be sent to the Citrus Academy and if completed correctly, a Citrus Academy certificate will be issued to the attendee. The assessments are used to ensure the value and quality of the training.
These courses are all free of charge.

Course information

Citrus Grading

Learn the export market standards for all citrus types, understand grading methods and equipment, understand the guidelines for sorting & grading, and the selection and testing of graders.

Citrus Harvesting Practices and Supervision

Learn about the role of the Picking Supervisor, the need & requirements for personal hygiene, picking equipment, prescribed picking practices, and final procedures after harvesting. Learn about harvesting instructions, the assessment of picking conditions, picking teams, picking equipment & containers, PPE, adherence to quality control, and transport to packhouses.

Citrus Monitoring and Inspection for Phytosanitary Markets

Learn about monitoring and inspection for phytosanitary markets - specifically False Codling Moth and Fruit Fly; orchard monitoring procedures; packhouse processes; and packhouse online grading.

Citrus Orchard Sanitation

Learn about orchard hygiene; postharvest diseases; sanitation practices & procedures; and the disposal of waste fruit.

Citrus Planting

Learn about tools and equipment for citrus planting, planting preparation - soil preparation & plant material; the importance of planting conditions; correct planting procedures; and young tree care.

Citrus Pruning

Learn about pruning equipment & use; equipment maintenance; pruning practices; pruning actions; pruning procedures; and equipment sterilisation & storage.

Citrus Safe Handling of Agrochemicals

Learn about general safety; OHAS; PPE; prevention of contamination; emergency procedures; storage; application principles - methods & mixing; calibration & cleaning of equipment; and recordkeeping.

Citrus Scouting

Learn about scouting basics - tools, forms, data trees; blemish factor analysis; the various citrus pests; preventive & corrective pest control.

How do we sign up?


The course facilitator selects a course from the dropdown menu and then completes the required information.


Once registered on the website, the facilitator will receive the learning material (videos, assessment guides and logbooks) as well as a registration form to complete with all the attendees details.


The facilitator must complete the attendees registration form and send that, along with clear copies of the attendees IDs to the CA via email.


The facilitator must print hard, colour copies of the assessment guides to provide to the attendees who will complete the guides after the presentation of the course. The facilitator must then send these completed guides to the CA via email.


The assessment guides will be assessed by the CA and if completed successfully, the CA will provide those attendees with a Certificate of Completion which will be sent to the facilitator via email to print and provide to the attendees.

Course facilitators must be identified before the registration process.


Please note that the assessment guides will only be effective if printed in full colour and only colour printed guides will be accepted for assessment and the subsequent issue of the certificate.