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Citrus Packing Short Course

In light of measures put in by government regarding COVID-19, Citrus Academy is suspending all Citrus Short Courses until further notice. New dates will be scheduled in due course.

Alternatively, click here to register for our e-learning courses available.

Every person working in the citrus supply system needs to understand what happens in a packhouse, including how fruit is received, treated, sorted and packed, the importance of meeting market requirements, and the processes involved in maintaining traceability and food safety.

The Citrus Packing short course is the ideal induction course, covering all of these aspects and looking at the latest technology that is being implemented in citrus packhouses. The course is aimed at those working in packhouses, both old and new, those working in citrus production that needs to develop a better understanding of the rest of the system, and those working in the export supply chain after fruit leaves the packhouse.

Programme Content

  • The South African citrus industry
  • Citrus types and cultivars
  • Citrus value chain
  • Citrus varieties and cultivars
  • Market Specifications
  • Packhouse overview
  • Packhouse sanitation
  • Receiving
  • Initial Processes
  • Treatments
  • Pre-packing
  • Packing
  • Inspections
  • Logistics

Workshops Costs

Course Fee: R6 325 (incl. VAT) A 10% discount for registration of 4+ people from the same company.
Competency Assessment Fee: R2 875 (incl. VAT)

You can download the full Citrus Packing Short Course information document here.
You can download the Assessment Guide for Competency Certificate document here.

For enquiries and registrations, please contact Sive Silo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Nonhle Mbhele at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 031 765 3410.

** Please be advised that registration for each course closes on the Friday before the course commences.


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