Certificate III in Food Processing

FBP30117

Course Length

Part time:

12-24 months

Cost

Subsidised Standard:

$2,201.00

Subsidised Standard (Concession):

$440.00

Subsidised Trainee:

$2,201.00

Subsidised Trainee (Concession):

$440.00

Full Fee:

$2,840.00

Course Materials:

$178.00

Student Services Fees (per year):

$70.00

Campuses

Shepparton - William Orr

Delivery Mode

Blended

Industry Based Training

Traineeship

Course Overview

Learn to become a qualified food production operator in supervised environments within the food processing industry with a Certificate III in Food Processing.

This course is designed for production-related roles that require the application of industry-specific skills and knowledge across a range of processes.

This course is not available to the general public. It 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.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in:

  • 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

Shepparton - William Orr

Traineeship - Open from 13/05/2021 - 2021

Traineeship - Open from 8th February / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $2,201.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $440.00

3. Subsidised Trainee: $2,201.00

4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession): $440.00

5. Full Fee: $2,840.00

Course Materials: $178.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

Entry Requirements

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 ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Be assessed to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met 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.

Enrolling students are also required to be employed in the food processing industry.

Course Study Units

Core Units
FDFFS2001A - Implement the food safety program and procedures
FDFFS3001A - Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs
FDFOHS3001A - Contribute To OHS Processes
FDFOP2064A - Provide and apply workplace information
MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
FBPOPR1010 - Carry out manual handling tasks
FBPOPR2040 - Operate a heat treatment process
FBPOPR2043 - Operate an homogenising process
FBPOPR2045 - Operate pumping equipment
FBPOPR2046 - Operate a production process
FBPOPR2063 - Clean equipment in place
FBPOPR2064 - Clean and sanitise equipment
FBPOPR2068 - Operate a process control interface
FBPOPR2069 - Use numerical applications in the workplace
FBPPPL3006 - Report on workplace performance
FDFOHS2001A - Participate in OHS processes
FDFOP2063A - Apply quality systems and procedures
FDFOP3002A - Set up a production or packaging line for operation
FDFOP3003A - Operate interrelated processes in a production system
FDFPPL3001A - Participate in improvement processes
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
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
MSS402020 - Apply quick changeover procedures
MSS402040 - Apply 5S procedures
MSS402080 - Undertake root cause analysis

Assessment Methods

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

  • Practical demonstration
  • Verbal questions
  • Written questions

Attendance & Commitment

Trainees: This course is delivered in the workplace over a 12 -24 month period and students are enrolled part-time. All students are required to engage in face-to-face training in their workplace 1 day per fortnight for 2 hours. Students are expected to undertake some of their assessments in their time away from the scheduled classes, however, there are some face-to-face assessments that are conducted in the workplace.

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 should attend all face-to-face sessions and scheduled appointments with the Trainer and Assessor.

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

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

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Library

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.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

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

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

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

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Learner's Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Enrolment

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.