Certificate III in Food Processing - FBP30117

Pro-Active Training and Assessments

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

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 bakingbeverages (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.


  • 17 units: 5 core
  • 12 elective


  • Use numerical applications in the workplace
  • Operate a wort production process
  • Use structured problem-solving tools
  • Record and present data
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Perform basic tests
  • Organise receival operations
  • Support proactive maintenance
  • Participate in an audit process
  • Undertake process capability improvements
  • Ensure process improvements are sustained
  • Manage a small team
  • Facilitate a Just in Time system
  • Control and order stock
  • Monitor a levelled pull system of operations
  • Lead work teams and groups
  • Apply knowledge of animal nutrition principles to stockfeed product
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Write simple documents
  • Apply quality standards
  • Program fresh produce grading equipment
  • Manage small business finances
  • Assess competence
  • Set up basic pneumatic circuits
  • Participate in improvement processes
  • Plan assessment activities and processes
  • Provide and apply workplace information
  • Maintain store security
  • Identify faults in electronic control
  • Facilitate breakthrough improvements
  • Set up a production or packaging line for operation
  • Sustain process improvements
  • Debone and fillet poultry product (manually)
  • Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S
  • Report on workplace performance
  • Operate a brewery fermentation process
  • Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs
  • Monitor and operate trade waste
  • Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery
  • Control contaminants and allergens in the workplace
  • Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements
  • Contribute to OHS processes
  • Operate a beer packaging process
  • Identify cultural, religious and dietary considerations for food production
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Market the small business
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Carry out processes for a range of artisan cheeses
  • Blend and dispatch malt
  • Operate a beer filling process
  • Use SCADA systems in operations
  • Apply raw materials, ingredient and process knowledge to production problems
  • Use inventory systems to organise stock control
  • Apply Just in Time procedures
  • Identify equipment faults
  • Operate a poultry carcase delivery system
  • Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy
  • Operate a beer filtration process
  • Monitor process capability
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Implement the food safety program and procedures
  • Operate a beer maturation process
  • Prepare food products using basic cooking methods
  • Implement the pest prevention program
  • Mistake proof an operational process
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Prepare malted grain
  • Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy
  • Control stock
  • Establish compliance requirements for work area
  • Organise despatch operations
  • Work with micronutrients or additions in stockfeed manufacturing processes
  • Operate a bright beer tank process
  • Plan small business finances
  • Participate in OHS processes
  • Develop and adjust a production schedule
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Prepare and monitor beer yeast propagation processes
  • Lead team culture improvement
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Manage the impact of change on own work
  • Receive grain for malting
  • Apply 5S procedures
  • Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • Issue work permits
  • Control mill processes and performance
  • Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system
  • Use planning software systems in operations
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Operate interrelated processes in a production system
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team
  • Contribute to the development of workplace documentation
  • Provide first aid
  • Conduct chemical wash for fresh produce
  • Receive and store stock
  • Lead flour milling shift operations
  • Apply competitive systems and practices
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Apply quality systems and procedures
  • Participate in a HACCP team
  • Identify problems in fluid power system
  • Complete receival/despatch documentation
  • Conduct cheese making operations
  • Participate in assessment validation
  • Support and mentor individuals and groups
  • Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices
  • Apply statistics to operational processes
  • Assess olive oil for style and quality
  • Apply cost factors to work practices
  • Monitor storage facilities

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Workplace Domestic: $5,600
International: $5,600
  • Full-time : 12 months
  • Part-time : 24 months
  • Flexible Delivery : 12 months

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