About CETC and SPC
Welcome to the Community Education Training Centre, your Pacific Centre specialising in targeted community development training and best practices to meet the unique needs of women, youth and community enterprises. It is also your home away from home for those of you who want to upgrade your community management and enterprise skills to enable you to be productively engaged in our increasingly competitive economies. Read More »
|Feeder & Short Courses|
There are two Feeder (support) courses
I. Integrated Agriculture
This course focuses on knowledge and skills in a range of farming/ horticulture/animal husbandry systems that are cost effective, sustainable and income-generating. The course integrates a number of fields in agriculture studies.
Its aim is to provide students with an understanding of the general scope of agriculture needed for a sustainable supply of resources in their community and the ability to demonstrate basic practical knowledge of crop and livestock production systems. The course work and assessment tasks are designed to help you achieve the objectives of the course.
Students are expected to achieve the following learning outcomes for this course. They reflect key knowledge and skills that students should acquire.
• Select an ideal garden site and prepare the plots to the right texture. • Select crops that are adaptable to local climatic condition and those that are available locally. • Describe the relationship between agricultural activities and climate change. • Communicate about strategies to reduce adverse impacts of climate change on agriculture with other learners, family members and the local community. • Demonstrate how to raise seedlings. • Demonstrate seed saving techniques and how seeds can be stored for later use. • Cultivate at least three vegetable crops (choice of crops is to include one transplanted, one directly planted and one trellised). • Manage crops well, which may include weeding, watering, fertilising and using aromatic plants to control vegetable pests. • Demonstrate correct harvesting procedures and post-harvest management skills. • Produce a garden report that shows farming activities carried out from planting to harvesting. • Demonstrate proper and safe use of farming tools and equipment. • Manage broiler birds from brooding to market stage. • Manage pigs from birth to market stage. • Manage tilapia from fingerling to market stage. • Calculate FCR (food conversion ratio) of broiler. • Calculate profit/loss margins of either broiler or tilapia project. • Propagate plants using the grafting and marcotting methods. • Prepare potting mixes for flower and fruit plants.