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Certificate III in Food Processing

FDF30111
Average Price: $5040
Average Duration: 1 Year

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

  • Grain processing (including stock feed, animal feeds, milling wheat, barley, oats and flour milling)
  • 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 III in Food Processing targets those performing production related roles that require an application of industry specific skills and knowledge, including some technical and problem solving ability. This qualification caters for multi-skilled outcomes and roles that include team leader functions within the production environment.

    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 III in Food Processing

    95.6%

    Satisfied with the training
    71.7%

    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

    Packaging Rules

    Completion of seventeen (17) units made up of:

    Five (5) core units and twelve (12) elective units. Total units must include a minimum of ten (10) units coded FDF.

    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

    Unit Code

    Unit Title

    FDFFS2001A

    Implement the food safety program and procedures

    FDFFS3001A

    Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs*

    FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

    FDFOHS3001A

    Contribute to OHS processes

    FDFOP2064A

    Provide and apply workplace information

    MSAENV272B

    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    ELECTIVE UNITS

    Elective selection must include:

  • one (1) Group A unit
  • six (6) Group B units
  • The five (5) remaining elective units may be selected from:

  • Group A
  • Group B
  • three (3) Group C units
  • units packaged in Group A in the Certificate II in Food Processing
  • three (3) units packaged in the Certificate IV in Food Processing
  • three (3) units from any nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course that are packaged in Certificate I (1 unit), Certificate II (2 units) or Certificate III (3 units)
  • GROUP A

    Unit Code

    Unit Title

    FDFOP3003A

    Operate interrelated processes in a production system

    FDFOP3004A

    Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system

    GROUP B

    Sector Specialist Units

    Unit Code

    Unit Title

    FDFCH3001A

    Coordinate cheese making operations

    FDFCH3002A

    Carry out processes for a range of artisan cheeses

    FDFFV3001A

    Conduct chemical wash for fresh produce

    FDFFV3002A

    Program fresh produce grading equipment

    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

    FDFGR3001A

    Work with micronutrients or additions in stockfeed manufacturing processes

    FDFGR3002A

    Demonstrate knowledge of animal nutrition principles

    FDFGR3003A

    Lead flour milling shift operations

    FDFGR3004A

    Control mill processes and performance

    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

    FDFOP3001A

    Control contaminants and allergens in the workplace*

    FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

    FDFOP3005A

    Prepare food products using basic cooking methods*

    FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

    FDFOP3006A

    Identify cultural, religious and dietary requirements for food products

    FDFPO3001A

    Operate a chickway system

    FDFPO3002A

    Debone and fillet product (manually)

    AHCPHT401A

    Assess olive oil for style and quality

    MTMR308C

    Prepare and produce value-added products

    Cross Sector Units

    Unit Code

    Unit Title

    FDFOP2061A

    Use numerical applications in the workplace

    FDFOP3002A

    Set up a production or packaging line for operation

    FDFPPL3001A

    Participate in improvement processes

    FDFPPL3002A

    Report on workplace performance

    FDFPPL3003A

    Support and mentor individuals and groups

    FDFPPL3004A

    Lead work teams and groups

    FDFPPL3005A

    Participate in an audit process*

    FDFOHS2001A Participate in OHS processes

    FDFOP2063A Apply quality systems and procedures

    MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    FDFPPL3006A

    Establish compliance requirements for work area

    FDFTEC3001A

    Participate in a HACCP team*

    FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

    FDFTEC3002A

    Implement the pest prevention program

    FDFTEC3003A

    Apply raw materials, ingredient and process knowledge to production problems

    BSBSMB405B

    Monitor and manage small business operations

    BSBSMB407A

    Manage a small team

    LMTGN3007B

    Monitor and operate trade waste process

    MEM13003B

    Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

    MSAENV472B

    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

    MSAPMSUP303A

    Identify equipment faults

    MSAPMSUP330A

    Develop and adjust a production schedule

    MSL973001A

    Perform basic tests

    MSS403011A

    Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices

    MSS403013A

    Lead team culture improvement

    SIRXINV002A

    Maintain and order stock

    SIRXRSK002A

    Maintain store security

    TLIA3015A

    Complete receival/despatch documentation

    TLIA3016A

    Use inventory systems to organise stock control

    TLIA3018A

    Organise despatch operations

    TLIA3019A

    Organise receival operations

    TLIA3026A

    Monitor storage facilities

    TLIA3038A

    Control and order stock

    TLIA3039A

    Receive and store stock

    GROUP C

    Unit Code

    Unit Title

    FDFOHS2001A

    Participate in OHS processes

    FDFOP2063A

    Apply quality systems and procedures

    BSBCUS301B

    Deliver and monitor a service to customers

    BSBSMB301A

    Investigate micro business opportunities

    BSBSMB401A

    Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

    BSBSMB402A

    Plan small business finances

    BSBSMB403A

    Market the small business

    BSBSMB404A

    Undertake small business planning

    BSBSMB406A

    Manage small business finances

    BSBWRT301A

    Write simple documents

    HLTFA301C

    Apply first aid

    MEM09002B

    Interpret technical drawing

    MEM30011A

    Set up basic pneumatic circuits

    MSAPMOPS405A

    Identify problems in fluid power system

    MSAPMOPS406A

    Identify problems in electronic control systems

    MSAPMPER300C

    Issue work permits*

    RIIRIS201B Conduct local risk control

    MSAPMSUP310A

    Contribute to development of plant documentation

    MSAPMSUP390A

    Use structured problem solving tools

    MSL922001A

    Record and present data

    MSS402001A

    Apply competitive systems and practices

    MSS402002A

    Sustain process improvements

    MSS402010A

    Manage the impact of change on own work

    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

    MSS403002A

    Ensure process improvements are sustained

    MSS403010A

    Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

    MSS403021A

    Facilitate a Just in Time system

    MSS403023A

    Monitor a levelled pull system of operations

    MSS403040A

    Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

    MSS403041A

    Facilitate breakthrough improvements

    MSS403051A

    Mistake proof an operational process

    MSS404050A

    Undertake process capability improvements*

    MSS404052A Apply statistics to operational processes

    MSS404052A

    Apply statistics to operational processes

    MSS404060A

    Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team

    MSS404082A

    Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

    MSS404083A

    Support proactive maintenance

    TAEASS401B

    Plan assessment activities and processes

    TAEASS402B

    Assess competence

    TAEASS403B

    Participate in assessment validation

    TAEDEL301A

    Provide work skill instruction

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Advanced Food and Drink Packaging Operator
    Advanced Food and Drink Production Operator
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Food Processing Industry



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    Student outcomes for Certificate III in Food Processing

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

    Data not available for this course
    Labourers
    55.2 %

    Factory Process Workers

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Labourers
    65.5%
    Labourers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    12.1*%
    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Average salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $60,000

    $48,600


    Destination
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    This
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    Employed or in further study after training (%) 92.6 91.2 85.8
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    91.0
    73.1
    17.9*
     
    87.5
    75.9
    11
     
    76.7
    44.4
    31.4
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    1.7
    9.3
    9.6
     
    5.3
    14
    11.5
    Satisfied with the training (%) 95.6 86.8 87.5
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 71.7 81 78.7
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 92.4 93.7 94.7
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 92.6 86.4 82.5
    Recommend the training to other (%) 90.8 91.7 91.2

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
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    All Certificate III courses
    Average salary (Full-time) ($) - 60 000 48 600
    Top Occupations (%):
    Labourers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers
     
    65.5
    12.1*
     
    58.2
    15.8
     
    30.8
    25.7
    Top Industries (%):
    Manufacturing
     
    60.7
     
    24
     
    20.1

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) - 92.8 90.1
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 63 300 51 200
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 20.3 29
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 87.2 87.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 90 87.4

    Employment
    status
    This
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    Employed after training (%) - 66 49.3
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 51 600 43 700
    Enrolled in further study ($) 16.2* 22.1 34.6
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 86.4 87
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 73.5 73.1

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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    Manufacturing
    60.7
    Manufacturing
    Food Processing

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