Advanced Technology Course (Maize & Wheat)

Students with an average of 70% in all their theoretical modules may apply to register for the Advanced Course. 

The Advanced Technology Course in wheat and maize milling has no specific outcome or National Qualification, i.e. head miller or mill manager, and was:

Firstly, introduced to upgrade existing general management:

  • to focus on and establish critical competencies and skills to structure the relationship between the business functions;
  • to focus on and establish critical competencies and skills for problem-solving and decision-making in managerial situations; and
  • to establish critical competencies and skills for steering and directing operations.

Secondly, to prepare persons with the necessary skill set (in possession of a wheat or maize trade test certificate) to move into management positions in the wheat and maize milling industry.

Persons with a wheat or maize SAGMA/SAQA Trade Test Certificate can enrol for this course.  A letter of approval from the particular general manager or mill manager must accompany the application.

A pass mark of 50% is required in the progress questions and the semester exam.

Students will have to pass both chapters of a module before progressing to the next module but will be given credit for the one they have passed.