FBP30822 Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing


FBP30822 Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing describes the skills and knowledge for production and packaging roles carried out under broad supervision within pharmaceutical manufacturing environments. Individuals with this qualification perform tasks involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and applying contingency measures during work.

Work must comply with good manufacturing practice, health and safety and environmental regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.


There are no stated entry requirements for FBP30822 Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing


52 weeks based on customisation with employer requirements but may vary based on:

  • Customisation and employment outcome for elective units of competency selected
  • Employee availability release time per week for work place training


Successful completion of FBP30822 Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, graduates may apply for a role such as a Pharmaceutical Production Leading Hand


Pathways into the Qualification:

A pathway for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • FBP20418 Certificate II in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Pathways from the Qualification:

After successfully achieving FBP30822 Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, candidates may undertake FBP40522 Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing


FBP30822 Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing consists of sixteen (16) units of competency

  • Five (5) core units, plus
  • Eleven (11) elective units
Unit CodeUnit TitleC/E
BSBWHS311Assist with maintaining workplace safetyCore
FBPPHM3003Work in a controlled environmentCore
FBPPHM3004Clean and sanitise facilities and equipmentCore
FBPPHM3020Apply Good Manufacturing Practice requirementsCore
FBPPHM3021Operate a pharmaceutical production processCore
FBPOPR2082Operate a mixing or blending processElective
FBPOPR3019Operate and monitor interrelated processes in a production or packaging systemElective
FBPPHM3008Operate an aseptic form, fill and seal processElective
FBPPHM3011Dispense pharmaceutical raw materialsElective
FBPPHM3018Operate a sterilisation process using an autoclaveElective
FBPOPR2070Apply quality systems and proceduresElective
FBPOPR3004Set up a production or packaging line for operationElective
FBPPPL3003Participate in improvement processesElective
FBPPPL3005Participate in an audit processElective
MSS403085Ensure process improvements are sustainedElective
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesElective


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.


Pivotal Education delivers in the following locations:

  • Workplace – employees can benefit from training and assessment in the work place and particularly in their work area to make the experience meaningful and relevant to vocational outcomes
  • Pivotal Education – small classes can benefit from training and assessment at Pivotal Education’s own meeting room.
  • External Venues – Pivotal Education arranges meeting rooms and simulated environments where required to deliver and assess part of a qualification or single unit of competency


Training is delivered through blended flexible work-based training and 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


Students that successfully complete all 16 units of competency as stated in the Course Structure will be issued with FBP30822 Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing 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.


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