FDF30210 Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (SUPERSEDED)


The Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing provides the competencies required by advanced production 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 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, working in accordance with operating procedures and applying knowledge to anticipate problems and solve a range of foreseen and unforeseen problems.


There are no entry requirements for FDF30210 Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing


The duration for FDF30210 Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing is 639 hours delivered over 79 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


Graduates at this level in a pharmaceutical manufacturing enterprise may undertake the following job roles:

  • Team leader
  • Higher level skills and knowledge for pharmaceutical manufacturing environments such as:
    • Industry specific skills
    • Production skills
    • Technical skills
    • Problem solving skills


Pathways into the qualification:

Preferred pathway for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • FDF20211 Certificate II in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Pathways from the qualification:

After successfully achieving FDF30210 Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, candidates may undertake:

  • FDF40210 Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, or
  • any other suitable qualification


FDF30210 Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing course structure requires students to successfully complete sixteen (16) units of competency as follows:

  • Four (4) core units of competency
  • Twelve (12) elective units of competency
Unit Code Unit Title C/E
FDFOHS3001A Contribute to OHS processes Core
FDFOP2064A Provide and apply workplace information Core
FDFPH3001A Monitor and maintain Good Manufacturing Practice procedures Core
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
FDFOP3003A Operate interrelated processes in a production system Core
FDFPPL3001A Participate in improvement processes Elective
FDFOP3002A Set up a production or packaging line for operation Elective
FDFPPL3003A Support and mentor individuals and groups Elective
FDFPPL3004A Lead work teams and groups Elective
FDFPPL3006A Establish compliance requirements for work area Elective
BSBSMB407A Manage Small team Elective
FDFPPL3002A Report on workplace performance Elective
MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials Elective
MSS402080A Undertake root cause analysis Elective
FDFOP2063A Apply quality systems and procedures Elective
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction Elective


Pivotal Training and Development understands the philosophy that training should be tailored to suit individual client’s business objectives. Therefore, Pivotal Training and Development 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 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing 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 in their work area as required
  • Mentoring as required
  • Component of self-paced study (as required) and
  • 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 a certificate for FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing by Pivotal Training and Development. This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


Please refer to Pivotal Training and Development 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


Enrolment Fee Nil
Total Course Fee $7,400.00
Payment Options Fee 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.


  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 Training & Development 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


All completed Enrolment Forms go directly to RTO Enrolments, Pivotal Training and Development 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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