Certificate III in Food Processing
This qualification covers a range of food processing industries, such as:
Grain processing (including stock feed, 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)
Fruit and vegetables
Grocery products and supplies (including honey, jams, spreads, sauces, dressings, condiments, spices, edible oils and fats and pasta)
Job Roles The Certificate III in Food Processing targets those performing production related roles that require an application of industry specific skills and knowledge, including some technical and problem solving ability. This qualification caters for multi-skilled outcomes and roles that include team leader functions within the production environment.
Pathways into the qualification Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
FDF20310 Certificate II in Food Processing.
relevant vocational training and/or work experience.
Pathways from the qualification After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake the FDF40110 Certificate IV in Food Processing or FDF41007 Certificate IV in Food Safety Auditing, other food processing related qualifications or any other suitable qualification.
Additional qualification advice
Units selected from other Training Packages must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.
Many units in this qualification assume a basic level of mathematics equivalent to a school sector Year 10 standard. If a student does not possess this level of mathematics then the unit FDFOP2061A Use numerical applications in the workplace should be selected as part of this qualification.
Note: AgriFood Skills Australia expects that the design of any training delivery and assessment program to support the achievement of this qualification is based on:
the context required by the industry and/or enterprise
a holistic and integrated training delivery and assessment plan that identifies learning activities and evidence required
flexible delivery options including on-the-job and work-based training that support the development of competency.