FBP20117 Certificate II in Food Processing


The Certificate II in Food Processing 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


36 weeks based on NSW Training Plan requirements but may vary based on:

  • Customisation and employment outcome for elective units of competency selected
  • Employee availability release time per week for workplace training
  • Submission of evidence for RPL or Credit Transfer


There are no entry requirements for FBP20117 Certificate II in Food Processing.


Graduates at this level can work within a production or production support role such as:

  • Packaging
  • Machine operations
  • Bottling


Pathways into the qualification:

Preferred pathway for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • FBP10117 Certificate I in Food Processing
  • Direct entry
  • Limited vocational and/or work experience

Pathways from the qualification:

After successfully achieving FBP20117 Certificate II in Food Processing, candidates may undertake:

  • FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing with an industry specialisation according to the needs of the enterprise and higher-level job functions, or
  • FBP30217 – Certificate III in Plant Baking
  • Any other suitable qualification


FBP20117 Certificate II in Food Processing course structure requires students to successfully complete thirteen (13) units of competency as follows:

  • Four (4) core units of competency
  • Nine (9) elective units of competency
Unit Code Unit Title C/E
FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures Elective
FDFOHS2001A Participate in OHS processes Core
FDFOP2063A Apply quality systems and procedures Core
FDFOP2064A Provide and apply workplace information Core
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
FBPOPR2001 Work effectively in the food processing industry Elective
FBPOPR2023 Operate a packaging process Elective
FDFOP2061A Use numerical applications in the workplace Elective
FDFPPL2001A Participate in work teams and groups Elective
TLIA2014 Use product knowledge to complete work operations Elective
FDFOP2005A Work in a socially diverse environment Elective
FDFOP2013A Apply sampling procedures Elective
BSBITU201 Produce simple word-processed documents Elective


Pivotal Education understands the philosophy that training should be tailored to suit individual client’s business objectives. Therefore, Pivotal Education can customise the elective units of competency to suit prospective client’s specific industry requirements. Customisation may result in changes to the duration required to complete the qualification.


Certificate II in Food Processing can be delivered in the following locations:

  • Workplace
  • Pivotal Education campus
  • Arranged external venue


Training is delivered through flexible work-based training & assessment including group sessions, one to one delivery and work station observation. This may include:

  • Face to Face instruction in a designated quiet area
  • Practical demonstration/observation in the work station area as required
  • Mentoring
  • Integrated online learning through Canvas
  • Component of self-paced study to research and prepare for assessments
  • Workplace supervision


Students will be assessed using relevant assessment methods for each unit which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Short answer assessment questions
  • Practical demonstration observation
  • Project task
  • Portfolio of evidence/workplace documents
  • Third party report
  • Indicates essential evidence of completing a work-based training

Assessment is conducted at the following session to which the training has been conducted allowing the participant to carry out tasks directly related to the unit of competency studied and the supervisor to adequately observe the student in depth during this time period.


Students are provided with the following:

  • Student guides
  • Student assessments


Students that successfully complete all 13 units of competency as stated in the Course Structure will be issued with BFBP20117 Certificate II in Food Processing by Pivotal Education. This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Students that complete some but not all of the units of competency as stated in the Course Structure may be issued with a Statement of Attainment by Pivotal Education. It will identify only those units of competence that have been completed as part of the qualification and recognised nationally under the AQF.


Please refer to Pivotal Education website at https://www.pivotal.edu.au/ for details of the following conditions of enrolment:

  • Student entry support
    • Language literacy numeracy
    • Recognition of prior learning
    • Credit transfer
  • Eligibility
  • Applications
  • Verification of documentation
  • Deferral of commencement
  • Personal and contact details
  • Unique student identifier
  • Fee payments
  • Refund and cancellation
  • Complaints
  • Termination
  • Consumer rights


  1. Students who give notice to cancel their enrolment more than 10 days prior to the commencement of a program will be entitled to a full refund of fees paid
  2. Students who give notice to cancel their enrolment less than 10 days prior to the commencement of a program will be entitled to a 75% refund of fees paid
  3. The amount retained (25%) by Pivotal Education is required to cover the costs of staff and resources which will have already been committed based on the student’s initial intention to undertake the training
  4. Students who cancel their enrolment after a training program has commenced will not be entitled to a refund of fees.


Students may access the following website for all essential information regarding this Qualifications:


All completed Enrolment Forms go directly to RTO Enrolments, Pivotal Education via email at any time. Enrolment forms in person will be accepted during business hours. Refer to RTO details chart below for contact details and business hours.


RTO Name Pivotal Education
Address Level 8, 80 George Street Parramatta NSW 2150
Telephone 02 9687 9299
Fax 02 9687 9499
Email training@pivotal.com.au
Website: https://www.pivotal.edu.au/
RTO ID: 90272
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After Hours Number 1800 664 527


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