Stock Feed Manufacturing Council of Australia Training

Certificate in Advanced Feed Milling

Stock Feed Manufacturing Council of Australia Training 

The SFMCA and the University of Queensland are accepting enrolments for the Certificate in Advanced Feed Milling.

The SFMCA Training Committee has developed the training resource materials in conjunction with University of Queensland’s Gatton Vocational Educational Centre (UQ-GVEC). Trainees can enrol in any of the six modules through GVEC (Registered Training Organisation #1511).

The training is flexible in allowing completion of either individual modules or the full course. Training provision is online using the UQ Blackboard external student system.

Complete the training at your own pace. You will be required to complete training assessment tasks both by submitting assessment to GVEC, as well as on-site assessment projects.

The course consists of six modules.

Modules and topics for the SFMCA Feed Milling Manual

Module 1.  Introduction to stock feed milling

Topic 1 Introduction to Australian stock feed milling
Topic 2 Stock feed mill layout and design
Topic 3 Stock feed quality assurance
Topic 4 Safety in feed mills
Topic 5 Computerised (automated) systems

Module 2. Ingredient receival, handling and storage

Topic 1 Ingredient receival
Topic 2 Ingredient handling and storing: bulk dry ingredients
Topic 3 Ingredient handling and storing:liquids and packaged raw materials
Topic 4 Raw material storage and environmental control

Module 3. Particle size reduction

Topic 1 Introduction – grinding and why we do it
Topic 2 Hammer milling
Topic 3 Roller milling
Topic 4 Other techniques in cereal grain and forage processing

Module 4. Weighing, batching and mixing

Topic 1 Production scheduling and the batching process
Topic 2 Weighing and batching
Topic 3 Mixing
Topic 4 Hand tipped ingredients and pre-mixes

Module 5. Pelleting

Topic 1 What is pelleting? Why do we pellet animal feeds?
Topic 2 Pelleting in the stock feed manufacturing process
Topic 3 Pelleting system 
Topic 4 The Theory of Pelleting: (1) Introduction
Topic 5 The Theory of Pelleting: (2) The construction, function and operation of pellet press
Topic 6 Steam and conditioning
Topic 7 Pellet quality
Topic 8 Pelleting system operation
Topic 9 Post-pelleting processing
Topic 10 Ration composition and pellet quality
Topic 11 Computerised (automated) systems
Topic 12 Advances and alternatives in pelleting equipment and procedures

Module 6. Finished feed handling, storage and delivery

Topic 1 Quality assurance procedures for finished feeds
Topic 2 Finished feed dispatch and delivery

For further information or a brochure please feel free to contact UQ-GVEC. Phone: +61 7 5460 1353 or via email