Certificate III in Plant Baking

This qualification covers the plant baking specialisation within the food processing industry. It targets work conducted in plant baking enterprises in the large scale production and packaging of bread products.

Job Roles The Certificate III in Plant Baking targets those performing production related roles that require an application of specific plant baking skill 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:

Certificate II in Food Processing

direct entry

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 other suitable qualifications.

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.


Packaging Rules

This qualification requires the achievement of seventeen (17) units of competency in accordance with the following rules.

Total units must include a minimum of ten (10) units coded FDF.

Eight (8) Core units

Nine (9) Elective units

Elective selection must include:

Four (4) Group A elective units

Five (5) remaining elective units may be selected from:

Group A elective units below, not previously selected

Group B elective units

Units packaged at Group A in the Certificate II in Food Processing (maximum of 5)

Units packaged at Certificate IV in Food Processing (maximum of 3)

Units from any nationally endorsed Training Package and accredited course that are packaged at Certificate III level (maximum 3), Certificate II level (maximum 2 units) and Certificate I level (maximum 1 unit)

NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of prerequisite unit/s which is identified under the unit.


Complete the following eight (8) units:

add topic FDFFS2001A

Implement the food safety program and procedures

add topic FDFFS3001A

Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs*

add topic FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

add topic FDFOHS3001A

Contribute to OHS processes

add topic FDFOP2064A

Provide and apply workplace information

add topic FDFPB3001A

Operate a dough mixing process

add topic FDFPB3002A

Operate a final prove and baking process

add topic FDFPB3003A

Operate a dough make up process

add topic MSAENV272A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Select a minimum of four (4) Group A elective units

add topic FDFOP2061A

Use numerical applications in the workplace

add topic FDFOP3001A

Control contaminants and allergens in the workplace

add topic FDFOP3002A

Set up a production or packaging line for operation

add topic FDFOP3003A

Operate inter-related processes in a production system

add topic FDFOP3004A

Operate inter-related processes in a packaging system

add topic FDFPPL3001A

Participate in improvement processes

add topic FDFPPL3002A

Report on workplace performance

add topic FDFPPL3003A

Support and mentor individuals and groups

add topic FDFPPL3004A

Lead work teams and groups

add topic FDFPPL3005A

Participate in an audit process*

add topic FDFOHS2001A Participate in OHS processes

add topic FDFOP2063A Apply quality systems and procedures

add topic MSAENV272A Use sustainable environmental practices

add topic FDFPPL3006A

Establish compliance requirements for work area

add topic FDFTEC3001A

Participate in a HACCP team*

add topic FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

add topic FDFTEC3002A

Implement the pest prevention program

add topic FDFTEC3003A

Apply raw materials, ingredient and process knowledge to production problems

add topic BSBSMB405A

Monitor and manage small business operations

add topic BSBSMB407A

Manage a small team

add topic LMTGN3007B

Monitor and operate trade waste process

add topic MEM13003B

Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

add topic MSAENV472A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMSUP303A

Identify equipment faults

add topic MSAPMSUP330A

Develop and adjust a production schedule

add topic MSACMC411A

Lead a competitive manufacturing team

add topic MSACMC413A

Lead team culture improvement

add topic MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

add topic SIRXINV002A

Maintain and order stock

add topic SIRXRSK002A

Maintain store security

add topic TLIA1507C

Complete receival/despatch documentation

add topic TLIA1607C

Use inventory systems to organise stock control

add topic TLIA1807C

Organise despatch operations

add topic TLIA1907C

Organise receival operations

add topic TLIA2607C

Monitor storage facilities

add topic TLIA3807B

Control and order stock

add topic TLIA3907B

Receive and store stock


add topic FDFOHS2001A

Participate in OHS processes

add topic FDFOP2063A

Apply quality systems and procedures

add topic BSBCUS301A

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic BSBSMB301A

Investigate micro business opportunities

add topic BSBSMB401A

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

add topic BSBSMB402A

Plan small business finances

add topic BSBSMB403A

Market the small business

add topic BSBSMB404A

Undertake small business planning

add topic BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

add topic BSBWRT301A

Write simple documents

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

add topic MSL922001A

Record and present data

add topic MSACMC210A

Manage the impact of change on own work

add topic MSACMC410A

Lead change in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSACMS200A

Apply competitive manufacturing practices

add topic MSACMS201A

Sustain process improvements

add topic MSACMS401A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

add topic MSACMT221A

Apply Just in Time (JIT) procedures

add topic MSACMT230A

Apply cost factors to work practices

add topic MSACMT231A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

add topic MSACMT240A

Apply 5S procedures in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSACMT250A

Monitor process capability

add topic MSACMT251A

Apply quality standards

add topic MSACMT260A

Use planning software systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT261A

Use SCADA systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT280A

Undertake root cause analysis

add topic MSACMT281A

Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy

add topic MSACMT421A

Facilitate a Just in Time (JIT) system

add topic MSACMT423A

Monitor a manufacturing levelled pull system*

add topic MSACMT280A Undertake root cause analysis

add topic MSACMT440A

Lead 5S in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSACMT441A

Facilitate continuous improvement in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT450A

Undertake process capability improvements*

add topic MSACMT452A Apply statistics to processes in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT451A

Mistake proof a production process

add topic MSACMT452A

Apply statistics to processes in Manufacturing

add topic MSACMT460A

Facilitate the use planning software systems in manufacturing*

add topic MSACMT260A Use planning software systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT482A

Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

add topic MSACMT483A

Support proactive maintenance

add topic MSAPMOPS405A

Identify problems in fluid power system

add topic MSAPMOPS406A

Identify problems in electronic control systems

add topic MSAPMPER300A

Issue work permits

add topic MSAPMSUP310A

Contribute to development of plant documentation

add topic MSAPMSUP390A

Use structured problem solving tools

add topic TAEASS401A

Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402A

Assess competence

add topic TAEASS403A

Participate in assessment validation

add topic TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Licensing, Legislative, Regulatory or Certification Considerations There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, all work must comply with food safety, occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

Employability Skills


Certificate III in Plant Baking

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the plant baking industries for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Confirm relevant industry and workplace requirements

Understand personal and team requirements of relevant industry and workplace standards, regulations and policies

Complete standard documentation

Use communication technologies efficiently

Provide relevant work-related information to others

Ensure records are accurate and legible

Establish effective working relationships with colleagues

Undertake interactive workplace communication

Support team communication practices


Explain and implement work team reporting requirements

Provide support to team members

Monitor work team tasks in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements

Demonstrate and encourage others in working cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion

Undertake appropriate and effective communication with team members


Identify risks and implement risk control measures for machinery and equipment

Identify and address problems and faults

Provide problem solving support to team members

Implement food safety procedures

Evaluate skill requirements of work tasks

Use problem solving techniques to determine work requirements

Assess processes and outcomes against quality criteria

Initiative and enterprise

Contribute to and promote continuous improvement processes

Seek and provide feedback on procedures and processes

Collect and assess data and information on work processes

Identify non-conformances to standards and take appropriate action

Rectify problems promptly and appropriately

Monitor and adjust activity in response to operational variations

Identify, assess and act on existing and potential risks

Planning and organising

Determine work requirements in order to meet output targets

Identify priorities and variables that impact on work planning

Plan work tasks for self and others as required

Allocate tasks to operators and monitor outcomes

Implement contingency plan promptly when incidents occur

Ensure work tools are ready and available for operations


Manage own work to meet performance criteria

Monitor information in work area

Conduct regular housekeeping activities during shift to keep work area clean and tidy at all times

Maintain currency of relevant, work-related information

Monitor own work against quality standards and identify areas for improvement

Understand own work activities and responsibilities

Identify and apply safety procedures, including the use of protective equipment

Manage work load priorities and timelines


Recognise limits of own expertise and seek skill development if required

Assess competencies in meeting job requirements

Ask questions to expand own knowledge

Maintain skill and knowledge currency

Participate in meetings to inform work practices


Use plant machines and equipment in correct operational mode

Monitor machine operation

Perform minor maintenance on machinery

Work with technology safely and according to workplace standards