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Certificate III in Food Processing


Certificate III in Food Processing – FBP30117

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Course Overview

The Certificate III in Food Processing is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Food Production Officer.

This course is designed for people already employed in the Food Processing industry, and is delivered as on-the-job training.

This course is offered to people currently employed in the food manufacturing industry as on the job training, and delivered only as an arrangement with an enterprise.

Students may not always complete the full qualification, but will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the units they successfully complete.

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 FBP40418 Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology.

Course Dates & Times

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

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:

  • 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

Enrolling students are also required to be employed in the food processing industry. This program does not provide, or include, industry placement.

Core Units
Implement the food safety program and procedures
Contribute To OHS Processes
Provide and apply workplace information
Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
Operate a heat treatment process
Operate an homogenising process
Operate inter-related processes in a production system
Participate in improvement processes
Lead work teams and groups
Apply raw materials, ingredient and process knowledge to production problems
Apply quick changeover procedures

Assessment is conducted in the food industry workplace setting and may include:

  • Practical demonstration
  • Verbal questions
  • Written questions

Ian Murray or Michael Pettifer
Werribee campus

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.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

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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