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Certificate II in Food Processing

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Average Duration: 1 Year

This Qualification covers a range of food processing industries, such as:

  • Grain processing (including stockfeed, animal feeds, milling wheat, barley, oats and flour milling)
  • Baking (including large scale production of cakes, pastry, bread, biscuits and plant baking)
  • Beverages (including juices, soft drinks, cordials, aerated and still waters, energy drinks and other modified beverages, such as vitamin and antioxidant beverages, coffee, tea and ice)
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy processing
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Grocery products and supplies (including honey, jams, spreads, sauces, dressings, condiments, spices, edible oils and fats and pasta)
  • Poultry.
  • Job Roles

    The Certificate II in Food Processing targets those working within a production or production support role, for example, packaging, machine operations and bottling. This Qualification is designed for application in supervised environments where the work is predictable with some basic problem solving requirements.

    Additional Qualification advice

    Units selected from other Training Packages must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the Qualification level.

    Many Units in this Qualification assume a basic level of mathematics equivalent to a school sector Year 10 standard. If a student does not possess this level of mathematics then the Unit FDFOP2061A Use numerical applications in the workplace should be selected as part of this Qualification.

    Note: AgriFood Skills Australia expects that the design of any training delivery and assessment program to support the achievement of this Qualification is based on:

  • the context required by the industry and/or enterprise
  • a holistic and integrated training delivery and assessment plan that identifies learning activities and evidence required
  • flexible delivery options including on-the-job and work-based training that support the development of competency.
  • These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate II in Food Processing

    83.0%

    Satisfied with the training
    64.3%

    Received job-related
    benefits from training
    Food And Drink Factory Workers Nec (ANZSCO code 831199)
    Expected job openings
    Expected job openings are: average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Average
    30,700 persons were employed as Food and Drink Factory Workers in 2014. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 10,001 and 25,000.
    Average weekly full time earnings
    Average weekly full time earnings are: average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Average
    Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Food and Drink Factory Workers are: $1,028. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,152
    Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Food and Drink Factory Workers visit Job Outlook
    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC
    For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
    This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC

    For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

    This Qualification requires the achievement of thirteen (13) Units of Competency in accordance with the following rules.

    Total Units must include a minimum of eight (8) Units coded FDF.

    Five (5) Core Units

    Eight (8) Elective Units

    Elective selection must include:

  • Five (5) Group A elective Units
  • Three (3) remaining elective Units may be selected from:

  • Group A elective Units below, not previously selected
  • Group B elective Units
  • A maximum of two (2) Units from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses that are packaged at Certificate I level (maximum 1 Unit), Certificate II level (maximum 2 Units) and Certificate III level (maximum 1 Unit)
  • NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of prerequisite Unit/s which is identified under the Unit.

    CORE UNITS

    Complete all five (5) core Units:

    FDFFS2001A

    Implement the food safety program and procedures #

    FDFOHS2001A

    Participate in OHS processes

    FDFOP2063A

    Apply quality systems and procedures

    FDFOP2064A

    Provide and apply workplace information

    MSAENV272B

    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    # In the case where this Qualification is to be applied in a work environment where food is processed for non-human consumption, such as pet food and stock feed or other situations where human food safety skills are not required, then this Unit may be replaced by FDFOP2062A Apply work procedures to maintain integrity of product

    ELECTIVE UNITS

    GROUP A

    Select a minimum of five (5) Group A Sector Specialist and Cross Sector elective Units

    Sector Specialist Units

    Baking

    FDFBK2001A

    Operate a cooling and slicing process

    FDFBK2002A

    Operate a pastry forming and filling process

    FDFBK2003A

    Manufacture rye crisp breads

    FDFBK2004A

    Manufacture wafer products

    FDFBK2005A

    Operate a doughnut making process

    FDFBK2006A

    Operate a griddle production process

    FDFBK2007A

    Operate a pastry production process

    FDFOP2024A

    Operate a cooling, slicing and wrapping process

    FDFOP2055A

    Freeze dough

    SIRRMER004A

    Prepare and display bakery products*

    SIRRFSA001A Apply retail food safety practices

    Beverages

    FDFBV2001A

    Operate a deaeration, mixing and carbonation process

    FDFBV2002A

    Manufacture coffee (roast and ground)

    FDFBV2003A

    Operate an ice manufacturing process

    Confectionery

    FDFCON2001A

    Examine raw ingredients used in confectionery

    FDFCON2002A

    Operate a boiled confectionery process

    FDFCON2003A

    Operate a chocolate conching process

    FDFCON2004A

    Operate a chocolate depositing or moulding process

    FDFCON2005A

    Operate a confectionery depositing process

    FDFCON2006A

    Operate a granulation and compression process

    FDFCON2007A

    Operate a panning process

    FDFCON2008A

    Operate a chocolate refining process

    FDFCON2009A

    Operate a starch moulding process

    Dairy processing

    FDFDP2001A

    Operate a butter churning process

    FDFDP2002A

    Operate a butter oil process*

    FDFOP2043A Operate an homogenising process OR

    FDFDP2001A Operate a butter churning process

    FDFDP2003A

    Operate a curd production and cutting process

    FDFDP2004A

    Operate a cooling and hardening process

    FDFDP2005A

    Operate a cheese pressing and moulding process

    FDFDP2006A

    Operate a fermentation process

    Grocery products and supplies

    FDFGPS2001A

    Operate a bleaching process

    FDFGPS2002A

    Operate a complecting process

    FDFGPS2003A

    Operate a deodorising process

    FDFGPS2004A

    Operate a flake preparation process

    FDFGPS2005A

    Operate a fractionation process

    FDFGPS2006A

    Operate a hydrogenation process

    FDFGPS2007A

    Operate an interesterification process

    FDFGPS2008A

    Operate a neutralisation process

    FDFGPS2009A

    Operate a soap splitting process

    FDFGPS2010A

    Operate a winterisation process

    FDFGPS2011A

    Operate a creamed honey manufacture process

    Grain processing

    FDFGR2001A

    Operate a liquid, mash or block stockfeed process

    FDFGR2002A

    Understand mill operations and technologies

    FDFGR2003A

    Operate a grain conditioning process

    FDFGR2004A

    Operate a grain cleaning process

    FDFGR2005A

    Operate a purification process

    FDFGR2006A

    Operate a scalping and grading process

    FDFGR2007A

    Operate a scratch and sizing process

    FDFGR2008A

    Operate a break roll process

    FDFGR2009A

    Operate a pelleting process

    FDFGR2010A

    Handle grain in a storage area

    FDFGR2011A

    Receive grain for malting*

    FDFGR2010A Handle grain in a storage area

    FDFGR2012A

    Prepare malted grain*

    FDFGR2010A Handle grain in a storage area

    FDFGR2013A

    Blend and dispatch malt

    AHCBAC204A

    Prepare grain storages

    TLIJ2004A

    Implement grain monitoring measures

    Fruit and vegetables

    FDFFV2001A

    Apply hydro-cooling process to fresh produce

    Poultry

    FDFPO2001A

    Operate a dicing, stripping or mincing process

    FDFPO2002A

    Operate an evisceration process

    FDFPO2003A

    Grade carcass

    FDFPO2004A

    Harvest edible offal

    FDFPO2005A

    Operate a marinade injecting process

    FDFPO2006A

    Operate a washing and chilling process

    FDFPO2007A

    Operate the bird receival and hanging process

    FDFPO2008A

    Operate a stunning, killing and defeathering process

    FDFPO2009A

    Work in an egg grading floor

    FDFPO2010A

    Operate egg grading and packing floor equipment*

    FDFPO2009A Work in an egg grading floor

    MTMP2006B

    Apply animal welfare and handling requirements

    MTMP2197C

    Clean after operations – boning room

    Cross Sector Units

    FDFOP1003A

    Carry out manual handling tasks

    FDFOP2001A

    Work effectively in the food processing industry

    FDFOP2002A

    Inspect and sort materials and product

    FDFOP2003A

    Clean equipment in place

    FDFOP2004A

    Clean and sanitise equipment

    FDFOP2005A

    Work in a socially diverse environment

    FDFOP2006A

    Operate a bulk dry goods transfer process

    FDFOP2007A

    Work in a freezer storage area

    FDFOP2008A

    Operate a bulk liquid transfer process

    FDFOP2009A

    Load and unload tankers

    FDFOP2010A

    Work with temperature controlled stock

    FDFOP2011A

    Conduct routine maintenance

    FDFOP2012A

    Maintain food safety when loading, unloading and transporting food

    FDFOP2013A

    Apply sampling procedures

    FDFOP2014A

    Participate in sensory analyses

    FDFOP2015A

    Apply principles of statistical process control*

    FDFOP2061A Use numerical applications in the workplace

    FDFOP2016A

    Work in a food handling area for non-food handlers

    FDFOP2017A

    Operate a blending, sieving and bagging process

    FDFOP2018A

    Operate a case packing process

    FDFOP2019A

    Fill and close product in cans

    FDFOP2020A

    Operate a form, fill and seal process

    FDFOP2021A

    Operate a fill and seal process

    FDFOP2022A

    Operate a high speed wrapping process

    FDFOP2023A

    Operate a packaging process

    FDFOP2025A

    Manufacture extruded and toasted products

    FDFOP2026A

    Operate a forming or shaping process

    FDFOP2027A

    Dispense non-bulk ingredients

    FDFOP2028A

    Operate a mixing or blending process

    FDFOP2029A

    Operate a baking process

    FDFOP2030A

    Operate a process control interface

    FDFOP2031A

    Operate a coating application process

    FDFOP2032A

    Work in a clean room environment*

    FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures OR

    FDFPH2001A Apply Good Manufacturing Practice procedures

    FDFOP2033A

    Operate a depositing process

    FDFOP2034A

    Operate an evaporation process

    FDFOP2035A

    Operate an enrobing process

    FDFOP2036A

    Operate an extrusion process

    FDFOP2037A

    Operate a filtration process

    FDFOP2038A

    Operate a grinding process

    FDFOP2039A

    Operate a frying process

    FDFOP2040A

    Operate a heat treatment process

    FDFOP2041A

    Operate a mixing or blending and cooking process

    FDFOP2042A

    Operate a drying process

    FDFOP2043A

    Operate an homogenising process

    FDFOP2044A

    Operate a retort process

    FDFOP2045A

    Operate pumping equipment

    FDFOP2046A

    Operate a production process

    FDFOP2047A

    Operate a portion saw

    FDFOP2048A

    Pre-process raw materials

    FDFOP2049A

    Operate a reduction process

    FDFOP2050A

    Operate a separation process

    FDFOP2051A

    Operate a spreads production process

    FDFOP2052A

    Operate a chocolate tempering process

    FDFOP2053A

    Operate a washing and drying process

    FDFOP2054A

    Operate a water purification process

    FDFOP2056A

    Operate a freezing process

    FDFOP2057A

    Operate a membrane process

    FDFOP2058A

    Operate a holding and storage process

    FDFOP2059A

    Operate a continuous freezing process

    FDFOP2060A

    Operate an automated cutting process

    FDFOP2061A

    Use numerical applications in the workplace

    FDFOP2066A

    Operate a wort production process*

    FDFOP2071A Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

    FDFOP2067A

    Operate a brewery fermentation process*

    FDFOP2071A Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

    FDFOP2068A

    Operate a beer maturation process*

    FDFOP2071A Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

    FDFOP2069A

    Operate a beer filtration process*

    FDFOP2071A Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

    FDFOP2070A

    Operate a bright beer tank process*

    FDFOP2071A Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

    FDFOP2071A

    Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

    FDFOP2072A

    Operate a beer filling process

    FDFOP2073A

    Operate a beer packaging process

    FDFOP2074A

    Prepare and monitor beer yeast propagation processes

    FDFPPL2001A

    Participate in work teams and groups

    FDFSUG222A

    Operate a waste water treatment system

    MSL973001A

    Perform basic tests

    MTMPSR201C

    Vacuum pack product

    MTMPSR203A

    Sharpen knives

    PMBPROD211B

    Operate blow moulding equipment

    PMBPROD270B

    Operate injection blow moulding equipment

    TLIA2009A

    Complete and check import/export documentation

    TLIA2014A

    Use product knowledge to complete work operations

    TLIA2021A

    Despatch stock

    TLIA4025A

    Regulate temperature controlled stock

    TLID2003A

    Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

    TLID2004A

    Load and unload goods/cargo

    TLID2010A

    Operate a forklift

    TLIK2010A

    Use infotechnology devices in the workplace

    GROUP B

    BSBITU201A

    Produce simple word processed documents

    BSBITU202A

    Create and use spreadsheets

    BSBWOR204A

    Use business technology

    FDFSUG218A

    Operate a boiler - basic

    HLTFA201B

    Provide basic emergency life support

    MSS402010A

    Manage the impact of change on own work

    MSS402001A

    Apply competitive systems and practices

    MSS402002A

    Sustain process improvements

    MSS402021A

    Apply Just in Time procedures

    MSS402030A

    Apply cost factors to work practices

    MSS402031A

    Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

    MSS402040A

    Apply 5S procedures

    MSS402050A

    Monitor process capability

    MSS402051A

    Apply quality standards

    MSS402060A

    Use planning software systems in operations

    MSS402061A

    Use SCADA systems in operations

    MSS402080A

    Undertake root cause analysis

    MSS402081A

    Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy

    SIRXFIN201

    Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal

    SIRXFIN002A

    Perform retail finance duties

    SIRXMER201

    Merchandise products

    SIRXRSK001A

    Minimise theft

    SIRXSLS002A

    Advise on products and services

    SITHFAB012B

    Prepare and serve espresso coffee

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Food and Drink Factory Hand
    Food and Drink Packaging Worker
    Grocery Processing Operator
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Food Processing Industry



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    Student outcomes for Certificate II in Food Processing

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate II in Food Processing

    Data not available for this course
    Labourers
    65.5 %

    Factory Process Workers

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Labourers
    65.5%
    Labourers
    Average salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $34,200

    $35,700


    Destination
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    Employed or in further study after training (%) 82.6 79.3 77.2
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    64.4
    46.7
    17.8*
     
    67.8
    49.1
    17.8
     
    58.3
    29.2
    28.1
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    13.6*
    27.3
     
    3
    20.7
    13.7
     
    5
    21.7
    15.9
    Satisfied with the training (%) 83.0 89.6 88.9
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 64.3 72.6 69.3
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 88.6 94.2 93.9
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 73.9 72.2 74.8
    Recommend the training to other (%) 91.3 90.5 89.5

    Employment
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    This
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    Average salary (Full-time) ($) - 34 200 35 700
    Top Occupations (%):
    Labourers
     
    65.5
     
    40.7
     
    23.8
    Top Industries (%):
    Manufacturing
     
    55.2
     
    24.5
     
    15

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) - 85.4 84.5
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 37 500 36 800
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 37.5 42.4
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 90.1 88.6
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 77.4 80

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) - 40.7 33.5
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 30 300 34 300
    Enrolled in further study ($) 44.4 38 43.6
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 89.3 89.5
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 64 70.1

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