The Certificate I in Food Processing is the recognised qualification to become an entry-level Food Processor.
Learn the foundation skills you need to start your career in Food Processing. You'll learn the skills to work in 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)
- Dairy processing
- Fruit and vegetables
- Grocery products and supplies (including honey, jams, spreads, sauces, dressings, condiments, spices, edible oils and fats and pasta)
This course is delivered in the workplace.
This course will give you the skills to take on an entry-level role in the Food Processing industry.
Roles you may be eligible for include:
- Production Support Worker
- Food Production Worker
- Packaging Operations Worker
- Machine Operations Worker
After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the FBP20117 Certificate II in Food Processing.
Course Dates & Times
Werribee - Research Close
Starts 13th Jan- Workplace based - SEM 1/2020
Starts 1st July- Workplace based - SEM 2/2020
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
- Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Course Study Units
Assessment methods may include:
- Practical demonstration
- Verbal questions
- Written assessment tasks
This program does not provide, or include, industry placement.
Attendance & 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.
You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and scheduled appointments with the Trainer and Assessor.
Where to From Here
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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.
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
- employment information
- activities etc.
Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.
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
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
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.
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