Certificate II in Food Processing


Course Length

Part time:

1 year


Subsidised Standard:


Subsidised Standard (Concession):


Subsidised Trainee:


Subsidised Trainee (Concession):


Full Fee:


Course Materials:


Student Services Fees (per year):



Shepparton - William Orr

Delivery Mode


Course Overview

The Certificate II in Food Processing is the recognised qualification to work in a junior role in the Food Processing industry.

This course is designed for people already employed in the Food Processing industry, and is delivered as on-the-job training as a contract arrangement with an enterprise.

You will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the units you complete.

Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Career Pathways

This course will further your knowledge and capability in Food Processing. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Production Support
  • Food Production
  • Packaging Operations
  • Machine Operations

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - William Orr

Traineeship - Open from 8th February / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $1,755.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $351.00

3. Subsidised Trainee: $1,755.00

4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession): $351.00

5. Full Fee: $2,268.00

Course Materials: $135.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) - contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
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Entry Requirements

This course is in transition. The course code, title, units, and content may change in the future. Further information will be provided upon enrolment, or during the course of your training.

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy & numeracy levels for the course are met.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.

Course Study Units

Core Units
FDFOHS2001A - Participate in OHS processes
FDFOP2063A - Apply quality systems and procedures
FDFOP2064A - Provide and apply workplace information
MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
BSBFIN302 - Maintain financial records
BSBWOR204 - Use business technology
BSBWRT311 - Write simple documents
FBPBPG2004 - Operate the palletising process
FBPCHE3001 - Conduct cheese making operations
FBPDPR2001 - Operate a butter churning process
FBPDPR2004 - Operate a cooling and hardening process
FBPDPR2006 - Operate a fermentation process
FBPOPR1010 - Carry out manual handling tasks
FBPOPR2007 - Work in a freezer storage area
FBPOPR2008 - Operate a bulk liquid transfer process
FBPOPR2009 - Load and unload tankers
FBPOPR2014 - Participate in sensory analyses
FBPOPR2018 - Operate a case packing process
FBPOPR2020 - Operate a form, fill and seal process
FBPOPR2021 - Operate a fill and seal process
FBPOPR2027 - Dispense non-bulk ingredients
FBPOPR2028 - Operate a mixing or blending process
FBPOPR2034 - Operate an evaporation process
FBPOPR2040 - Operate a heat treatment process
FBPOPR2042 - Operate a drying process
FBPOPR2043 - Operate an homogenising process
FBPOPR2045 - Operate pumping equipment
FBPOPR2046 - Operate a production process
FBPOPR2050 - Operate a separation process
FBPOPR2057 - Operate a membrane process
FBPOPR2059 - Operate a continuous freezing process
FBPOPR3004 - Set up a production or packaging line for operation
FBPPPL3005 - Participate in an audit process
FDFFS2001A - Implement the food safety program and procedures
FDFOP2003A - Clean equipment in place
FDFOP2004A - Clean and sanitise equipment
FDFOP2011A - Conduct routine maintenance
FDFOP2013A - Apply sampling procedures
FDFOP2030A - Operate a process control interface
FDFOP2061A - Use numerical applications in the workplace
MSL973001 - Perform basic tests
MSMSUP390 - Use structured problem-solving tools
MSS402080 - Undertake root cause analysis

Assessment Methods

Assessments methods may include:

  • Practical demonstration
  • Verbal questions
  • Written assessments

Course Co-ordinator

Rob Hall

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.

Students are required to attend all scheduled classes which will occur in the workplace. This program does not provide, or include, industry placement.

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.

Learning support

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Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

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Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

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Student Support

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

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Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

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Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

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Learner's Rights

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

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.