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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Grain Milling 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48659  Further Education and Training Certificate: Grain Milling 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification is registered at level 4 on the National Qualification Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to obtain competence in assessing quality of and storage of raw materials (wheat/maize) and best practice in milling. Learners will be able to grade, store and control stocks of raw material as well as process, control and maintain quality wheat or maize milled end products to be sold to customers. The qualification will provide learners with the opportunity to grow in these milling fields.

This qualification serves as a set of building blocks, which will upgrade an NQF 2 level learner to NQF 4 status and will lead to a more defined career path within the milling industry.
The qualification focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitude to ensure competence at this level of learning. The intention is to release the potential of people, in order for them to grow and develop. This qualification will furthermore add value to the individuals, their workplace and the economy as a whole

Rationale for the qualification

This qualification is aimed at people who are already competent in grain processing applied competencies. It provides learners with the necessary background knowledge and skills to be portable within the wheat and maize milling industry. The qualification provides learners with access to milling production processes within the milling industry, which includes opportunities for learners' career development. It also provides learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance the NQF principles.
Through the above the qualification will address one of the key priorities of the Department of Labour in the reduction of unemployment and under employment. It will assist in creating job opportunities. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner will have appropriate levels of competence in Communication, Languages and Numeracy equivalent to NQF 3.

Recognition of prior learning

This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Where RPL is required the learner will need to prove competence in that specific area in order to obtain recognition of that skill and knowledge.

Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practise and performance records. The assessment methods and tools to be used to assess Prior Learning shall be decided upon jointly by the assessor and the learner. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
Rules of combination:

To obtain this qualification the learner must complete 56 credits from Fundamental, 24 from Core and a minimum of 40 credits from the Elective category to total 120 credits.

The qualification has a total of 132 credits. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
1. Sample grain, determine mass, grade wheat, group wheat, unload consignment, manage intake and storage facility and implement storage hygiene and combat contamination in grain (Wheat Mill Silo Operative).
2. Manage the process of manufacturing (Wheat Mill Shift Miller).
3. Sample grain, determine mass, determine grade maize, unload consignment, manage intake and storage facility in accordance with worksite procedures, implement storage hygiene and combat contamination in grain (Maize Mill Silo Operative).
4. Manage the process of manufacturing (Maize Mill Shift Miller). 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
1. > Sequence of flow in the silo, screen room and screening disposal is explained according to work site procedures.
  • Implication of failing to determine grade, store and group wheat according to quality requirements.
  • Implication of failing to measure consignment mass.
  • Implication of failing to apply storage hygiene and combat contamination of grain.
  • Implication of failing to properly manage intake and storage facilities.
  • Reason for determining bulk storage levels.
  • Maintain Occupational health and safety

    2. > Sequence of flow in the grain preparation and screenings disposal departments and the consequences of not adhering to them are explained.
  • Calculations for applying correct amounts of water and lying time to wheat are explained.
  • Consequences of failure to do above are explained.
  • Consequences of failure to recognise certain impurities and insects in wheat are explained.
  • Sequence of flow in the wheat mill operation and the consequences of failure to adhere to them are explained.
  • The technical data for roller mills and plansifters are explained.
  • Consequences of not monitoring and setting up of mill machinery are explained and correct methods are demonstrated according to work site procedures.
  • Product quality assurance test are monitored and consequences of not taking corrective action are explained.

    3. > Sequence of flow in the silo is explained according to work site procedures.
  • Implications of failing to determine grade and store maize according to quality requirements is explained.
  • Implication of failing to measure consignment mass.
  • Implication of failing to apply storage hygiene and combat contamination of grain.
  • Implication of failing to properly manage intake and storage facilities.
  • Reason for determining bulk storage levels.
  • Maintain Occupational health and safety.

    4. > Sequence of flow in the cleaning and disposal of screenings department are explained.
  • Consequences of not adhering to the above sequences are explained.
  • Calculation for applying correct amounts of water and lying time to maize and the consequences of failing to do so are explained.
  • Consequences of failure to recognise certain impurities and insects in maize
  • Sequence of flow in the milling operation and the consequences of failure to adhere to this sequence are explained.
  • The technical data for roller mills and plansifters are explained.
  • Consequences of not monitoring and setting up of machinery are explained and correct methods are demonstrated according to work site procedures.
  • Product quality assurance test are monitored and consequences of not taking corrective action are explained.

    Integrated Assessment Criteria

    Unit standards associated with this qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. Assessment should focus in an integrated way on determining the competence of the learner in terms of the overall purpose and title of this qualification.

    The term integrated assessment also implies that the theoretical and practical components should be assessed together and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.

    Assessment activities should be done in real workplace situations and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show that the learner is able to display the competencies to the real work situation.
    All assessments should be conducted in line with the following documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, and integration into work of learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    Learners wishing to be assessed will need to provide evidence of the following:
  • Verbal and written explanations of reasons for adhering to operational and work site procedures as well as statutory requirements, adhering to specific sequence of operations, identifying deviations, taking corrective actions and recording relevant data, and reporting deviations outside the jobholder's responsibility.
  • Documentation and explanation of administrative records completed during the process of milling wheat and maize.
  • Demonstration of a range of skills required to prepare, operate and carry out running maintenance of milling equipment.
  • Demonstrate a range of skills in applying general safety and hygiene practises at the work site.
  • A portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner, which may include production and quality data.

    Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    A thorough search was done to find international qualifications and unit standards in seed processing countries specific to the seed production, but no formal unit standards and qualifications could be found.
    However, areas such as seed production and technology were compared to United Kingdom and America.

    These were:
  • Advanced Certificate in Flour Milling (Nabim).
  • Diploma in Flour Milling (AOM).
    A comparison of the above qualifications was undertaken and the best practice points were incorporated and used in the generation of this qualification's unit standards.

    Because of the difference in levels across the different countries, difficulty was found in making actual direct comparisons, level to level. It was found that the South African qualifications seem to contain more detail and therefore are slightly more complex in their presentation and execution. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities. These possibilities ensure both mobility and progression for the learner in other fields of learning such as the grain handling, feed milling and baking industries.

    Vertical articulation possibilities:
  • National Diploma in Grain Handling Management NQF 5
  • National Diploma in Specialist Agricultural Technician NQF 5 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against these unit standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of these unit standards or will assess these unit standards must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against these unit standards may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  8164  Intake of grain  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  7786  Operate a Computer  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  120383  Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work meets quality requirements  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  8168  Combat contamination in grain  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
    Core  243223  Control stock levels of bulk grain storage  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  8561  Function in a Team  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  242970  Implement good manufacturing practices in food processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  242971  Manage the sampling, measurement, and unloading of bulk grain  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  242969  Monitor and control hygiene practices in grain storage  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  9243  Monitor occupational health and safety  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8979  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114356  Apply technology to maize milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Elective  114351  Apply technology to maize preparation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Elective  114338  Apply technology to wheat preparation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Elective  8158  Determine produce grade: Maize  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  8157  Determine produce grade: Wheat  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  117877  Perform one-to-one training on the job  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  244098  Perform statistical process control in a process environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  244100  Apply integrated process control methods  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Elective  14667  Describe and apply the management functions of an organization  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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