Certificate III in Food Processing

FBP30117

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $5600

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Average Course Duration: 1 Year

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Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for food processing workers employed in the following sectors:

  • grain processing (including stock feed, animal feeds, milling wheat, barley, oats and flour milling)
  • baking (including large scale production of cakes, pastry, bread, biscuits and plant baking)
  • retail 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.
  • This qualification is designed for production related roles that require application of industry specific skills and knowledge across a range of processes, including some technical and problem solving ability. It caters for multi-skilled outcomes and roles that include team leader functions within the production environment. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, in accordance with State/Territory food safety, work health and safety and environmental codes, regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

    No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

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    Improved Work Status

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    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates of this course starting their first ever full-time job after graduating.

    Jobs

    Graduates of this course are most often employed as:

    Labourers

    52.6%

    Labourers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    14.7%

    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Technicians and Trades Workers

    9.2%

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    Industries

    Graduates of this course are most often employed in:

    Manufacturing

    52.3%

    Manufacturing
    Accommodation and food services

    8.3%

    Accommodation and food services
    Retail trade

    5.5%

    Retail trade

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.

    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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