Certificate II in Food Processing - FBP20122


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 03654D

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for those who work in operational roles, under supervision, in a food processing environment. At this level, workers have the technical skills to use a limited range of machinery and/or equipment to process food and carry out routine tasks guided by established procedures. Users should note there are specialist components that cover the processing of meat in the AMP Meat Processing Training Package, and specialist components that cover the processing of seafood in the SFI Seafood Industry Training Package.All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, in accordance with state/territory food safety, and health and safety codes, regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Apply work procedures to maintain integrity of processed product
  • Operate a baking process
  • Pack or unpack product manually
  • Work effectively in the food processing industry
  • Produce visual merchandise displays
  • Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal
  • Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work
  • Follow work procedures to maintain quality
  • Participate in work teams and groups
  • Operate a depositing process
  • Prepare basic mixes
  • Monitor process operation
  • Operate a cooling and hardening process
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Use business software applications
  • Apply quality systems and procedures
  • Provide and apply workplace information
  • Operate pumping equipment
  • Operate a continuous freezing process
  • Use numerical applications in the workplace
  • Apply food safety procedures
  • Operate a mixing or blending and cooking process
  • Perform standard tests on cane samples
  • Operate an automated cutting process
  • Clean equipment in place
  • Use simple strategies for work-related learning
  • Work in a clean room environment
  • Perform basic tests
  • Work with temperature controlled stock
  • Operate a beverage packaging process
  • Operate a freezing process
  • Operate a fill and seal process
  • Read and respond to simple and familiar workplace procedures
  • Operate an enrobing process
  • Communicate workplace information
  • Apply hydro-cooling processes to fresh produce
  • Carry out manual handling tasks
  • Apply sampling procedures
  • Conduct routine maintenance
  • Inspect and sort materials and product
  • Use digital technology for short and basic workplace tasks
  • Participate effectively in a workplace environment
  • Operate a forklift
  • Identify and respond to security risks
  • Operate a process control interface
  • Follow work procedures to maintain food safety
  • Follow procedures to maintain good manufacturing practice in food processing
  • Operate automated washing equipment
  • Conduct chemical wash for fresh produce
  • Maintain food safety when loading, unloading and transporting food
  • Freeze and thaw dough
  • Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery
  • Clean and sanitise equipment
  • Operate a mixing or blending process
  • Operate a case packing process
  • Fill and close product in cans
  • Participate in wild harvesting of native plants for food processing
  • Operate a holding and storage process
  • Operate a waste water treatment system
  • Work in a freezer storage area
  • Operate a frying process
  • Work in a socially diverse environment
  • Operate a chocolate tempering process
  • Write routine workplace texts
  • Take and record basic measurements
  • Operate a packaging process
  • Participate in work health and safety processes
  • Work on an egg grading floor
  • Operate a bulk dry goods transfer process
  • Operate a grinding process
  • Operate a production process
  • Operate basic equipment
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Operate egg grading and packing floor equipment
  • Follow electronic labelling and traceability systems in a food processing establishment
  • Use familiar and simple metric measurements for work
  • Identify safe work practices
  • Operate a blending, sieving and bagging process
  • Use familiar and simple data for work
  • Advise on products and services

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Shepparton - William Orr Domestic: $4,752
  • Part-time : 2 years

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Campuses: Shepparton - William Orr.

Tuition fees vary according to eligibility for funding and concession. Fees may include tuition fees, materials fees and an annual student services fee.

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