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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|Occupational Certificate: Miller|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|97204||Occupational Certificate: Miller|
|Development Quality Partner - AgriSETA|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|-||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Occupational Certificate||Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation||Secondary Agriculture|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||401||Not Applicable||NQF Level 05||Regular-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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|
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Miller. A Miller monitors and controls mechanical and operational efficiency of the wheat and maize milling production facilities. This includes the equipment, plant, wheat and maize milling and related resources in the bulk handling and storage of wheat/maize products within a safe working environment adhering to food safety requirements.
A qualified learner will be able to:
The AgriSETA has identified milling as a scarce skill in their sector skills plans. In the analysis of their report there is a need for formal training; the industries have identified the integration from the in-house training resource for the current learner.
The Government has identified the establishment of small rural mills (emerging mills) as a key project to create employment and to lower the costs of basic foods. The Chamber is working with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to establish a milling school. The qualifications provide knowledge and skills to empower learners in the area of quality control to process basic food.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL for access to the external Integrated Summative Assessment: Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related Curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a Statement of Result or certifying a Work Experience Record.
RPL for access to the qualification: Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.
Learners are required to have the following in order to be considered for admission:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification consists of the following Knowledge and Practical Skills modules:
Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 104.
Practical skills Modules:
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 142.
This qualification also requires the following work experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 155.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1: Conduct and supervise adequate stock control throughout the milling process.
2: Oversee the milling process and ensure teamwork by applying good communication, decision-making and leadership skills.
3: Apply sound process knowledge and problem-solving skills to ensure optimised process control and product quality.
4: Optimise plant machinery and information systems to maximise process efficiencies.
5: Monitor and control quality by utilising quality control systems.
6: Apply safe working conditions and procedures in compliance with regulatory requirements.
7: Prepare the grain for the milling process which consists of gristing, cleaning, conditioning and correct setting of all equipment.
8: Comply with food safety standards and regulatory requirements relevant to the milling of maize and wheat.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 7:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 8:
Integrated Formative Assessment:
The skills development provider will use the Curriculum to guide the learners on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.
Integrated summative assessment:
An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality Partner, is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria. The external assessment will be conducted through a combination of a theoretical assessment and practical demonstration at assessment sites (which could be a workplace) registered by the AQP by registered Assessors qualified as a Miller with 10 years on-the-job experience in the industry, and 2 years' experience as a tutor and Assessor.
|In the leading major economies where agriculture to some extent contributes to the GDP and food security, the role played by the millers in the processing and quality assuring of the grain related food products is important and appreciated. As a result there is a huge investment in milling technology and capable human resources to use it. Millers are enrolled in to milling qualifications to improve their skills. Qualifications developed in Australia and the United States have been used to establish how this qualification compares with them.
In Australia, Certificate IV in Flour Milling is designed for people working in a technical leadership role in the flour milling industry. It also covers skills in monitoring the implementation of systems and procedures, and management functions of the organisation. Learners of this qualification are assessed in the following aspects:
International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) in the United States offers a Correspondence Course in Flour Milling. The qualification was developed with the purpose of helping the association to further its objective of improving professionalism and competency in the flour milling, cereal grain, and seed processing industry. Learners are assessed in the following modules:
The two qualifications cited above compare well with this qualification in that they all seek to create a complete professional who understands the scope of technology used in the milling occupation as well as the food safety and environmental regulations within the industry.
|This qualification is designed with clear articulation pathways within and across the three sub-frameworks of the NQF.
It may horizontally articulate with the following:
Vertical articulation may be possible with the following qualification:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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