Certificate I in Food Processing

Course Code FBP10117
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration TBA

Course Overview

The FBP10117 Certificate I in Food Processing is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Food Processor.

The FDF10117 Certificate I in Food Processing is the entry level qualification that provides the foundation skills and knowledge required to commence a career in the food processing industry. This can include any of the following sectors:

  • Grain processing (including stock feed, animal feeds, milling wheat, barley, oats and flour milling)
  • Baking (including large scale production of cakes, pastry, bread, biscuits and plant baking)
  • Retail baking
  • 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)
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy processing
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Grocery products and supplies (including honey, jams, spreads, sauces, dressings, condiments, spices, edible oils and fats and pasta)
  • Poultry

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The FBP10117 Certificate I in Food Processing is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Food processing industry. Job roles may include:

  • Production support worker
  • Food production worker
  • Packaging operations worker
  • Machine operations worker

Working in this industry may involve shift work and weekends. It may require a reasonable level of fitness as the ability to perform physical duties is sometimes required. Some job roles may also require staff to hold a Forklift License or Food Handling Certificate.

Further studies
After gaining the FBP10117 Certificate I in Food Processing, you might wish to undertake further study in the FBP20111 Certificate II in Food Processing.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students will be enrolled in 230 training hours.

You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and scheduled appointments with the Trainer and Assessor.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Darren Payne
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this course.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Be assessed to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Units of Competency

FBP10117 – Core Units

FBPOPR1003 – Communicate workplace information
FBPOPR1009 – Follow work procedures to maintain quality
FBPWHS1001 – Identify safe work practices
MSMENV272 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

FBP10117 – Elective Units

FBPOPR1010 – Carry out manual handling tasks
FDFOP1003A – Carry out manual handling tasks
FBPFSY1001 – Follow work procedures to maintain food safety
FBPOPR1006 – Monitor process operation
FBPOPR1005 – Operate basic equipment
FBPOPR1001 – Pack or unpack product manually

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Practical skills (at work)
  • Written assessment tasks (written answers, assignments, reports and projects)
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

If you would like further details or information, please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an enterprise-only course is undertaken with the organisation requesting this for their workers.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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