FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing


The Certificate III in Food Processing provides the competencies required by advanced food processing workers who use a range of equipment and provide support functions directly related to producing products. They would undertake more advanced roles than workers with a Certificate II in Food Processing, working in accordance with operating procedures and applying knowledge to anticipate problems and solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems.

This qualification is designed for use across food processing sectors such as:

  • Grain processing (including stockfeed, 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

This qualification covers:

  • Production support workers – people working food processing and filling the vital support roles but who may not have the opportunity to develop competency in sufficient technical units related directly to producing products
  • Employees who operate across more than one category within food processing or ‘specialised processes’ and elsewhere when required


52 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 FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing.


Graduates at this level can perform production related roles that require:

  • Require application of industry specific skills and knowledge
  • Require some technical and problem-solving ability
  • Caters for multi-skilled outcomes and roles
  • Includes team leader functions within the production environment


Pathways into the qualification:

Preferred pathway for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • FBP20117 Certificate II in Food Processing

Pathways from the qualification:

After successfully achieving FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing, candidates may progress through the food processing pathway to:

  • FBP40318 Certificate IV in Food Processing


FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing course structure requires students to successfully complete seventeen (17) units of competency as follows:

  • Five (5) core units of competency
  • Twelve (12) elective units of competency

Unit CodeUnit TitleC/E
FDFFS2001AImplement the food safety program and proceduresCore
FDFFS3001AMonitor the implementation of quality and food safety programsCore
FDFOHS3001AContribute to OHS ProcessesCore
FDFOP2064AProvide and apply workplace informationCore
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesCore
FDFOP3003AOperate interrelated processes in a production systemElective
FBPOPR3001Control contaminants and allergens in the workplaceElective
FDFOP2063AApply quality systems and proceduresElective
FDFOHS2001AParticipate in OHS processesElective
MSS402001Apply competitive systems and practicesElective
BSBSMB407Manage a Small teamElective
MSS403011Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practicesElective
FDFOP2061AUse numerical applications in the workplaceElective
FDFOP3002ASet up production or packaging line for operationElective
FDFTEC3001AParticipate in a HACCP teamElective
FDFPPL3001AParticipate in improvement processesElective
FDFPPL3004ALead work teams & groupElective


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 III 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 blended learning through Moodle
  • 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 17 units of competency as stated in the Course Structure will be issued with BFBP30117 Certificate III 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.


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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
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Telephone 02 9687 9299
Fax 02 9687 9499
Email training@pivotal.com.au
Website: https://www.pivotal.edu.au/
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