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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply technology to maize milling 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114356  Apply technology to maize milling 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:

Applying, without supervision, technology to the maize milling process to maintain consistent quality of finished products. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have:
  • Literacy, numeracy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 2.
  • Successfully completed a course in maize milling technology.
  • An understanding of General Safety in the work place at NQF level 1.
  • Spent at least six months operating the specific mill in the work situation after successful completion of the above course. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope of this unit standard deals with the knowledge and application of technology in the maize milling process. > The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard should be performed without direct supervision, or access to work site procedures and operating instructions except where the assessor deems themto be necessary.
  • Unit standard GRM 013 applies only to Maize milling. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for applying technology to maize milling. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Preparing the work area according to work site and safety procedures.
  • Reading and understanding provided documentation according to work site procedures.
  • Selecting appropriate tools and equipment according to work site and quality procedures.
  • Selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) according to statutory requirements. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Application of the sequence of flow in the milling operation and the consequences of not
    adhering to them are explained.
  • Application of technical data for rollermills and the interior flow scheme of plansifters are explained.
  • Setting up of machinery employed in the process is closely monitored by the assessor and
    consequences of incorrect settings are explained.
  • Product quality assurance tests are monitored and consequences of not taking corrective
    action are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply flow sequence technology to the mill. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Explaining the sequence of flow in the mill or a portion thereof by means of a flow diagram sketch.
  • Explaining rollermill technical requirements by compiling up a fluting schedule forthe mill in the work situation.
  • Explaining the internal flow schemes of a plansifter section by means of a sketch. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Application of the sequence of flow in the milling operation and the consequences of not
    adhering to them are explained.
  • Application of technical data for rollermills and the interior flow scheme of plansifters are explained.
  • Setting up of machinery employed in the process is closely monitored by the assessor and
    consequences of incorrect settings are explained.
  • Product quality assurance tests are monitored and consequences of not taking corrective
    action are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure extraction rates are achieved. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Setting up required releases on break rolls (where applicable).
  • Setting up a selected number of reduction/sizing rolls to required fineness.
  • Setting up a selected number of germ rolls.Settings purifiers or concentrators (gravity selectors.) where applicable.0
  • Setting aspirators as required.
  • Completing a log sheet and calculating extraction rates and evaporative loss. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Application of the sequence of flow in the milling operation and the consequences of not
    adhering to them are explained.
  • Application of technical data for rollermills and the interior flow scheme of plansifters are explained.
  • Setting up of machinery employed in the process is closely monitored by the assessor and
    consequences of incorrect settings are explained.
  • Product quality assurance tests are monitored and consequences of not taking corrective
    action are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess knowledge of mill stocks. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identifying 15 mill stocks. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Application of the sequence of flow in the milling operation and the consequences of not
    adhering to them are explained.
  • Application of technical data for rollermills and the interior flow scheme of plansifters are explained.
  • Setting up of machinery employed in the process is closely monitored by the assessor and
    consequences of incorrect settings are explained.
  • Product quality assurance tests are monitored and consequences of not taking corrective
    action are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Assess quality fo finished products. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Carrying out routine shift quality tests. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Application of the sequence of flow in the milling operation and the consequences of not
    adhering to them are explained.
  • Application of technical data for rollermills and the interior flow scheme of plansifters are explained.
  • Setting up of machinery employed in the process is closely monitored by the assessor and
    consequences of incorrect settings are explained.
  • Product quality assurance tests are monitored and consequences of not taking corrective
    action are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Complete application of milling technology. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Applying and adhering to relevant concepts, rules and regulations applicable to the specific company`s mill in the work situation. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Application of the sequence of flow in the milling operation and the consequences of not
    adhering to them are explained.
  • Application of technical data for rollermills and the interior flow scheme of plansifters are explained.
  • Setting up of machinery employed in the process is closely monitored by the assessor and
    consequences of incorrect settings are explained.
  • Product quality assurance tests are monitored and consequences of not taking corrective
    action are explained. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.
  • Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity or at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Sound knowledge of the safe handling of tools and equipment related to the maize milling process.
  • Sound knowledge of the maintenance and caring for relevant milling equipment.
  • Sound knowledge of the operational instructions of essential milling equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of the flow sequences employed in the maize milling process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when applying technology to the maize milling process and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when acquiring and imparting knowledge of maize milling technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself by systematically studying and working through relevant learning material. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others during the process of recalling and explaining of the information required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Recognize the world as a set of related systems, by understanding the impact that failure to meetquality and extraction goals can have upon the company`s goodwill and financial status. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Values

    All learners should demonstrate:
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety principles.
  • An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management relationships.

    Special note when testing this unit standard.
  • A learner who has already achieved similar outcomes or portions of outcomes in GRM 011 which could apply to GRM 013 should be granted recognition of prior learning for those portions. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48659   Further Education and Training Certificate: Grain Milling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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