Syllabus Wheat Milling

PURPOSE:

The main focus of the learning in this subject is to build an understanding of the wheat milling industry and process and the applicable legislation.

TOPICS:

  • The milling industry
  • The importance of wheat as a crop and source of food
  • Wheat production
  • The shift miller
  • Occupational health, safety and environment in the mill

PURPOSE:

The main focus of the learning in this subject is to build an understanding of wheat grading, handling and safe storage.

TOPICS:

  • Introduction to wheat intake
  • Receiving and handling of grain in bulk and in bags
  • Silo intake operations
  • Food safety
  • Grading principles and methods
  • Silo stock control and inventory management principles
  • Storage of wheat and wheat products
  • Infestation control in the mill

PURPOSE:

The main focus of the learning in this subject is to build an understanding of the different methods of gristing or blending and preparation of grain by removing impurities and conditioning by water addition.

TOPICS:

  • Grain impurities
  • Grain flow control
  • Wheat gristing
  • Conditioning of grain
  • Quality control

PURPOSE:

The main focus of the learning in this subject is to build an understanding of all equipment used in the milling of grain and the efficient operation and maintenance thereof.

TOPICS:

  • General principles of assets and asset maintenance
  • Control apparatus
  • Maize & wheat cleaning machines
  • Rollermills
  • Plansifters
  • Purifiers and concentrators
  • Aspirators
  • Centrifugal type drum sifters
  • Vibratory sifters
  • Bran finishers
  • Flake breakers (drum detachers) and impact detachers
  • Mechanical weighing
  • Pneumatic conveying

PURPOSE:

The main focus of the learning knowledge module is to build an understanding of detail of the milling process, flow principles and the quality assurance of the whole process.

TOPICS:

  • The break system for wheat milling
  • The scratch system for wheat milling
  • The purification system for wheat milling
  • The aspiration system for wheat milling
  • The reduction system for wheat milling
  • Plansifter internal flow schemes for wheat milling
  • Product quality for wheat milling
  • Process controls for wheat milling
  • The milling process for wheat milling
  • Flow diagram principles and mill balance for wheat Milling
  • Product processing and divides for wheat milling

PURPOSE:

The main focus of the learning in this subject is to build an understanding of the effective blending, packing, storage and stock control of product.

TOPICS:

  • Blending and mixing of finished products
  • Packing and bulk storage
  • Warehousing
  • Mechanical handling of stock
  • Stock control in the warehouse
  • Distribution

PURPOSE:

The main focus of the learning in this knowledge is to build an understanding of effectively managing team members during a shift and reporting on shift performance. Provide the Supervisor with the necessary knowledge and understanding to supervise a work team at the workplace.

TOPICS:

  • Supervisory principles
  • Supervision
  • Training and coaching
  • Written and verbal Communication
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Organizational structures
  • Productivity, motivation and performance

PURPOSE:

The main focus of the learning in this subject is to build an understanding of elementary science and the application of its principles and fundamentals in the milling process.

TOPICS:

  • Elementary science
  • Elementary measurements and calculations
  • Elementary mechanics (25% – 20 hours)
  • Elementary electricity (25% – 20 hours)