FAQ for Students

  • How can I get assistance with my studies?

    The two most likely sources of assistance will be the site Training or Nabim coordinator / mentor and the appointed tutor. However work colleagues and senior milling staff can also be of assistance.

  • How do I enrol for the course?

    Enrolments should be made via the Module Registrations link. In most cases the mill site co-ordinator / mentor will arrange for the enrolment registrations to be completed and submitted to ATMA.

  • How do I get further information?

    Your mill site co-ordinator is kept informed of all requirements by ATMA and is the most likely first contact. The ATMA website provides comprehensive information and you are advised to use it.

  • How many modules should I study each year?

    Students may enrol in any module and do as many modules as they wish in any one year. It is suggested that two modules per year is most appropriate. Modules do not have the be studied consecutively. As a guide approximately 12 hours minimum study time should be allowed per module.

  • What are the benefits of completing the course?
    • The course provides a recognized qualification.
    • The course provides the knowledge to be better able to integrate their job function with the needs of the organization.
    • The course increases understanding of the milling process, enabling improved confidence and better decisions.
    • The course provides the tools, language and understanding to communicate and contribute more effectively.
    • The training will provide the tools to improve problem solving, to define improvement opportunities, evaluate potential solutions based on an understanding of milling principles and sound evaluation methods.
  • What is the content of the course modules?

    A detailed description of each module can be found in the downloadable document titled Course Guide and Module Content.


  • What is the fee for the course?

    Fees are subject to annual review and are detailed in the current Course Guide and Module Content document. The fee for each module is the same.

  • What modules of study are available?

    The program is structured into seven modules, providing a flexible training package that covers the full spectrum of milling subjects.

    Module 1

    Module 1 Hygiene, Health and Safety  

    Module 2

    Module 2 Wheat and the Screenroom  
    Module 3
    Module 3 Mill Processes and Performance  

    Module 4

    Module 4 Materials Handling, Storage & Distribution  

    Module 5

    Module 5 Flour  

    Module 6

    Module 6 Power and Automation  

    Module 7

    Module 7 Flour Milling Management 


  • What qualifications are required to commence the course?

    There are no prior qualifications required before commencing the course. It is expected that most participants will be actively engaged in the industry or have an interest in learning more about milling.

  • What Qualifications do I get on passing the course?

    Nabim issues a Record of Achievement to students on passing individual modules. In addition, nabim awards two Certificates:

    - The Intermediate Certificate on passing Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4.
    - The Advanced Certificate on passing all 7 Modules.

    This course has worldwide recognition and has been available to millers for over 100 years.


  • What work materials are provided?

    Students receive lesson workbooks and textbooks in September. The lesson workbooks are completed by the student as part of the learning experience and completed lessons are submitted to experienced tutors who provide comment and feedback to assist the student.

  • When do I need to enrol for the course?

    Enrolments are called for in June / July each year for the course that commences in September.

  • When do I sit for the examination?

    The Nabim examination for each module is held in May each year. The study period is from September to March in preparation for the Examination.

  • Where do I sit for the examination?

    Examinations are held at approved examination centres and for most students that will be under supervision at the mill site.

  • Who conducts the Correspondence Course?

    The National Association of British and Irish Millers (nabim) is the trade association and industry training organisation for the UK flour Milling Industry. Each year nabim runs a modular distance learning program that provides millers with an essential understanding and underpinning knowledge of the Flour Milling Industry. The Australian Technical Millers Association (ATMA) co-ordinates the program on behalf of nabim for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.