Certificate III in Food Processing

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing

DURATION

The duration for FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing is 730 hours delivered over 91 weeks but may vary based on:

  • customisation and employment outcome for elective units of competency selected
  • employee available release time per week for work place training
  • submission of evidence for RPL or Credit Transfer

EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES

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

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

QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

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

CUSTOMISATION

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.

DELIVERY LOCATIONS

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

  • Workplace
  • Pivotal Education campus
  • Arranged external venue

DELIVERY STRUCTURE

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 in their work area as required
  • Mentoring as required
  • Component of self-paced study (as required) and
  • Workplace supervision

ASSESSMENTS

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.

RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS

Students are provided with the following:

  • Student Guides
  • Student Assessments

EXIT POINT/AWARD

Students that successfully complete all 17 units of competency as stated in the Course Structure will be issued with a certificate for FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing by Pivotal Education. This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT IN AQF QUALIFICATIONS

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

FEE FOR SERVICE INFORMATION

This course is government subsidised. It means you may be eligible to pay a portion of the full course fee to Pivotal Education while the NSW Government pay the balance. Eligibility criteria apply.

Depending on your concession eligibility, past qualifications, and your experience, your fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations, visit smart and skilled

Subsidised prices

DescriptionAmount
Traineeship$1000 (or $0 if eligible for NSW smart and skilled Fee-free traineeship)
Concession $240
First Qualification $2,190
Second Qualification $2,620

Non-subsidised Prices

DescriptionAmount
Total Course fee $10,000
Payment OptionsFee for Service Payment Plan Available

This option is available in some circumstances and must be negotiated with Pivotal prior to the administrative date.

A deposit of $1,000 is payable before the administration date.

REFUND INFORMATION

  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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Students may access the following website for all essential information regarding this Qualifications:
https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga

WHERE TO APPLY

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 DETAILS

RTO Name Pivotal Education
Address Level 8, 80 George Street Parramatta NSW 2150
Telephone 02 9687 9299
Fax 02 9687 9499
Email [email protected]
Website: https://www.pivotal.edu.au/
RTO ID: 90272
Business Hours Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 5:30pm
After Hours Number 1800 664 527