Certificate III in Food Processing

Course Code FDF30111
Campus Werribee - Research Close
Duration 710 hours

Course Overview

The training and assessment will be completed and the relevant AQF certification documentation will be issued or transferred into its replacement, within a period of one year from the date the replacement training product was released on the national register
This course is offered to people currently employed in the food manufacturing industry as on the job training.

FDF30111 The Certificate III in Food Processing is the recognised qualification to work in team leader roles in the food processing industry.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

After gaining the FDF30111 Certificate III in Food Processing, you might wish to undertake further study in the FDF40311 Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology

FDF30111 The Certificate III in Food Processing is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the food processing industry.
Working in this industry may involve shift work

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Werribee – Research Close Specific Food Processing Enterprise Only – Not for General Public / 2018

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Standard $745.50
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession $149.10
Govt Subsidised-Trainee $745.50
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession $149.10
Full Fee $2,130.00
Course Materials $71.00

Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Enrollment will require a successful selection interview which will include a Pre-Training Review and a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.
Enrolling students are required to be employed in the food processing industry. This program does not provide, or include, industry placement.

Units of Competency

FDF30111 – Core Units
FDFOHS3001A – Contribute To OHS Processes
FDFFS2001A – Implement the food safety program and procedures
FDFFS3001A – Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs
MSAENV272B – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
FDFOP2064A – Provide and apply workplace information

FDF30111 – Elective Units
FDFOHS2001A – Participate In OHS Processes
FDFOP2004A – Clean and sanitise equipment
FDFOP2061A – Use numerical applications in the workplace
FDFOP2063A – Apply quality systems and procedures
FDFOP3002A – Set up a production or packaging line for operation
FDFOP3003A – Operate inter-related processes in a production system
FDFPPL3001A – Participate in improvement processes
FDFPPL3003A – Support And Mentor Individuals And Groups
FDFPPL3004A – Lead work teams and groups
FDFPPL3005A – Participate in an audit process
FDFTEC3001A – Participate In A HACCP Team
FDFTEC3003A – Apply raw materials, ingredient and process knowledge to production problems

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.

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
Additional Information

Students are required to attend all scheduled classes.
This program does not provide, or include, industry placement

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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