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Welcome To Concordia Training

Concordia Training Centre was establish in 1983 and serves as a training facility to the forestry and manufacturing section.  The accreditation, background and experience of Concordia as a training service provider has positioned the academy to provide a fully integrated service to the forestry industry.


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Concordia Training Centre which is proudly MTO is an accredited training provider with primary accreditation with the fibre, processing and manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP and SETA) and secondary accreditation with the Transport, Education and Training Authority (TETA). The FP and M SETA has approved the presentation of 4 full qualifications consisting of 150 unit standards.

In terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act’s Driven Machine Regulations, Concordia Training Centre is also recognised by the South African Department of Labour (DOL) as a Lifting Equipment Operator training provider. Concordia is in the process of extending its scope of accreditation to include accreditation with the The Concordia Training Academy management and administrative support functions from the Knysna-based campus in the Southern Cape.

Concordia has two campuses where the instructors are based. Many of the training interventions are conducted on site and the instructors will commute to all these sites when necessary.

Knysna Campus

The Knysna Campus is equipped with four training rooms, a technical workshop, two storerooms, three chalets with overnight facilities for 24 learners, a fully functional kitchen providing meals to learners and an administration building and offices.

Springfarm Satellite Campus

The Springfarm satellite campus is currently being renovated and will consist of a training room big enough to accommodate 20 learners, bathroom facilities and an office. It is furthermore proposed that the two adjacent accommodation facilities be renovated for overnight use during centrally presented courses with duration of more than one day.


All training rooms are fitted with air conditioners, whiteboards, and screens for data projectors. Facilitators have laptops and portable data projectors for course presentation. A fleet of vehicles are available should the client prefer to receive on-site training.