The primary aim of these courses is to focus on and establish key competencies and skills for problem-solving and decision making in wheat and maize milling situations. These courses consist of eight modules each and contain technical information on wheat and maize milling technology.
Tuition is through the medium of distance education, i.e., a correspondence course. SAGMA provides a tutor for each course to assist students with questions regarding the course material.
However, it is a QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) requirement that students who follow milling as a career have a mentor (experienced miller/mill manager) to assist and guide them.
A SAGMA tutor will be responsible for compiling and marking the progress assignments and semester examinations.