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This unit of competency is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skill to evaluate the requirements and objectives of feedlot grain processing systems. Whilst there are no mandatory entry requirements for this unit, it applies to personnel interested or involved in the feedlot industry. This unit may be studied individually or as part of the overall 10148NAT - Certificate IV in Feedlot Production (Feeding Management) qualification. The detail below sets out the key components studied within this unit.
- Grain components, development, composition and starch availability
- Dry rolling
- Hammer milling
- Sodium hydroxide
- High moisture
- Steam flaking
- Pelleting, extrusion
- Shrink assessment
To assist you in deciding if you are ready for study at this level:
- Do you want to know more about the economics and production of grain processing systems?
- Do you want to better understand the difference between types of grains and effect of those differences on feedlot performance?
- Do you want to know about the different grain processing systems; their role and function?
- Are you self-motivated? Do you have a range of study skills and tools to direct your study? Organising your study time, so as to prioritise your workload, will allow you to get the most out of your studies and meet your assessment deadlines.
- Study will involve a range of reading, calculations and written response. You are required to have literacy and numeracy levels equivalent to a successful completion of year 10 English and Mathematics.
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access seventyWest online systems and a computer with up to date software, including Microsoft office. You will also require a valid and appropriate email address and personal stationery (pen and paper).
seventyWest will provide the relevant learning resources (workbooks) for this course.
This unit is delivered in both self-paced online study or blended delivery mode (which comprises of online study and workshop format).
The duration of the training is 128 hours (typically 2 to 3 months).
Custom group training is available with delivery details negotiated with each employer.
Course AwardOn successful completion, students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment in FPMAGP405 Assess feedlot grain processing systems