FBP40321 Certificate IV in Food Processing


FBP40321 Certificate IV in Food Processing reflects the role of workers who work in supervisory or middle management roles within food processing environments. Workers contribute specialist technical skills and knowledge to solve food production problems and supervise the work of others. Emphasis is on monitoring the implementation and quality control of food processing systems and procedures for optimal performance.


There are no stated entry requirements for FBP40321 Certificate IV in Food Processing


Graduates may work as any of the following:

  • Quality control supervisor
  • Production line manager
  • Line supervisor/team leader
  • Processing systems coordinator
  • Environmental systems officer (food processing)


Pathways into the Qualification:

A pathway for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • FBP30121 – Certificate III in Food Processing

Pathways from the Qualification:

After successfully achieving FBP40321 Certificate IV in Food Processing, candidates may develop their pathway to other further studies such as:

  • FBP50121 – Diploma of Food Science and Technology, or
  • FBP50221 – Diploma of Food Safety Auditing


FBP40321 Certificate IV in Food Processing course structure requires students to successfully complete twenty (20) units of competency as follows:

  • Eight (8) core units of competency
  • twelve (12) elective units of competency

Unit CodeUnit TitleC/E
BSBLDR412Communicate effectively as a workplace leaderCore
BSBPMG430Undertake project workCore
BSBOPS403Apply business risk management processesCore
BSBWHS411Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programsCore
FBPFSY4001Supervise and maintain a food safety planCore
FBPTEC4003Control food contamination and spoilageCore
FBPTEC4007Describe and analyse data using mathematical principlesCore
MSMENV472Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesCore
BSBLDR411Demonstrate leadership in the workplaceElective
BSBINS401Analyse and present research informationElective
FBPFST4001Apply food processing technologiesElective
FBPOPR4001Apply principles of statistical process controlElective
FBPPPL4002Plan and coordinate production equipment maintenanceElective
FBPPPL3003Participate in improvement processesElective
FBPPPL4009*Optimise a work processElective
FBPPPL4007Manage internal auditsElective
FBPTEC4002Apply principles of food packagingElective
FBPTEC4006Apply an understanding of legal compliance of food productionElective
MSS403054Facilitate breakthrough improvementsElective
TLIL3003Conduct induction processElective


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


Students that successfully complete all 20 units of competency as stated in the Course Structure will be issued with FBP40321 Certificate IV 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.


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