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Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical FBP

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview

These qualifications cover flour milling, food processing, food safety, pharmaceutical manufacturing, plant and retail baking, wine making and processing and sugar milling areas of work.

‘Agriculture Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management’ and ‘Retail Services’ are associated industries.

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the FBP (release 6.0) Training Package.

The Food Processing FBP (release 6.0) Training Package contains 24 qualifications and 39 skill sets.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the training.gov.au website.

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathways Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

FBP20117 - Certificate II in Food Processing

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for food processing workers employed in the following sectors: grain processing; baking and retail baking; beverages; confectionery; dairy processing; fruit and vegetables; grocery products and supplies and poultry.

FBP20217 - Certificate II in Baking

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of a baker’s assistant working in a commercial baking environment.

FBP20317 - Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for workers assisting with sales within a food manufacturing or retail food processing workplace that involves routine work with some basic problem solving in a supervised environment.

FBP20418 - Certificate II in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for support roles within pharmaceutical manufacturing environments. Roles covered include equipment and facility cleaners, production machinery operators and packing line workers that work under routine supervision where the work is predictable and structured with limited judgement requirements.

FBP20518 - Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for entry level workers in the wine industry. These workers carry out routine work under supervision, in a range of sectors, including: process tasks in bottling and packaging, cellar operations and laboratory testing, customer service tasks in cellar door, tasks related to viticulture, harvesting and post-harvesting.

FBP20521 - Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for entry level workers in the wine industry. These workers carry out routine work under supervision, in a range of sectors, including: process tasks in bottling and packaging, cellar operations and laboratory testing, customer service tasks in cellar door, tasks related to viticulture, harvesting and post-harvesting.

FDF20911 - Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)

Appropriate for people assisting in a sales capacity within a manufacturing or retail food processing environment.

FDF21012 - Certificate II in Sugar Milling Industry Operations

This qualification covers work undertaken by sugar milling industry workers in Sugar Processing, Cane Supply Transport and Mill Services.

FBP30117 - Certificate III in Food Processing

This qualification is designed for production related roles that require application of industry specific skills and knowledge across a range of processes, including some technical and problem solving ability. It caters for multi-skilled outcomes and roles that include team leader functions within the production environment.

FBP30217 - Certificate III in Plant Baking

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for workers in a production bakery, where large scale production and packaging of bread and other baked products is undertaken.

FBP30317 - Certificate III in Cake and Pastry

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of a pastry cook who bakes cake, pastry and biscuit products working in a commercial baking environment.

FBP30321 - Certificate III in Cake and Pastry

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of a pastry cook who bakes cake, pastry and biscuit products working in a commercial baking environment. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, in accordance with State/Territory food safety, and work health and safety, regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

FBP30417 - Certificate III in Bread Baking

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of a bread baker who bakes bread products working in a commercial baking environment.

FBP30421 - Certificate III in Bread Baking

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of a bread baker who bakes bread products working in a commercial baking environment. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, in accordance with State/Territory food safety, and work health and safety, regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

FBP30517 - Certificate III in Baking

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of a baker who bakes bread, cake, pastry and biscuit products working in a commercial baking environment.

FBP30521 - Certificate III in Baking

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of a baker who bakes bread, cake, pastry and biscuit products working in a commercial baking environment. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, in accordance with State/Territory food safety, and work health and safety, regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

FBP30617 - Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales)

This qualification is designed for roles that require the ability to perform a range of sales activities independently and as a team member, applying food processing technical skills and knowledge and problem solving

FBP30818 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for production and packaging roles carried out under broad supervision within pharmaceutical manufacturing environments. Individuals with this qualification perform tasks involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and applying contingency measures during work.

FBP30821 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for production and packaging roles carried out under broad supervision within pharmaceutical manufacturing environments. Individuals with this qualification perform tasks involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and applying contingency measures during work.

FBP30920 - Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for operational workers in the wine industry. These workers carry out skilled tasks under broad direction in a range of sectors, including:procedural and technical tasks in bottling and packaging, cellar operations and laboratory testing, customer service tasks in cellar door, tasks related to wine grape growing, harvesting and post-harvesting.

FBP30921 - Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for operational workers in the wine industry. These workers carry out skilled tasks under broad direction in a range of sectors, including: procedural and technical tasks in bottling and packaging, cellar operations and laboratory testing, customer service tasks in cellar door, tasks related to wine grape growing, harvesting and post-harvesting.

FDF30910 - Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales)

This training targets those providing sales advice and services for manufacturing or retail food processing contexts.

FDF31012 - Certificate III in Sugar Milling Industry Operations

This qualification covers skilled work undertaken by sugar milling industry workers in roles that may include, for example: Sugar Processing - Sugar boiler operator, Operator in charge of milling train or power train, Operator in charge of boiler, milling train and powerhouse;  Cane Supply Transport - Loco driver, Traffic officer; Mill Services - Foreman/bridge carpenter, Engine driver in mills.

FBP40318 - Certificate IV in Food Processing

This qualification reflects the role of workers who work in supervisory or middle management roles within food processing environments. Workers contribute specialist technical skills and knowledge to solve food production problems and supervise the work of others. Emphasis is on monitoring the implementation and quality control of food processing systems and procedures for optimal performance.

FBP40418 - Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology

This qualification targets those working in technical and supervisory roles covering product development, food safety and quality, food production and distribution, environmental functions, and the maintenance and monitoring of food processing systems. The job roles require specialist technical skills and knowledge in food science and technology to complete routine and non-routine tasks and functions, and workers have responsibility for their own functions and outputs, along with limited responsibility for the output of others.

FBP40518 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

This qualification reflects the skills and knowledge for team leaders, supervisors and specialist technical roles within pharmaceutical manufacturing environments. The qualification includes technical skills, problem solving and supervisory skills to operate, monitor and improve the performance of pharmaceutical manufacturing systems, processes and team members.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
FBP20117 - Certificate II in Food Processing
Annual Commencements 10 200 20 25 10 15 0 0
FBP20217 - Certificate II in Baking
Annual Commencements 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FBP20518 - Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
FBP30117 - Certificate III in Food Processing
Annual Commencements 460 205 150 75 210 5 0 0
FBP30217 - Certificate III in Plant Baking
Annual Commencements 65 30 0 0 25 0 0 0
FBP30317 - Certificate III in Cake and Pastry
Annual Commencements 40 45 60 25 15 5 0 0
FBP30417 - Certificate III in Bread Baking
Annual Commencements 130 180 90 60 25 5 5 0
FBP30517 - Certificate III in Baking
Annual Commencements 120 80 105 30 40 55 0 5
FBP30617 - Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales)
Annual Commencements 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0
FBP30920 - Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations
Annual Commencements 10 5 0 0 25 10 0 0
FBP40318 - Certificate IV in Food Processing
Annual Commencements 5 10 5 0 0 0 0 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 20/10/2021, rounded estimates for April 2020 to March 2021. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
FBP20117 - Certificate II in Food Processing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 18 mths 12 mths 12 mths 18 mths 24 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
FBP20217 - Certificate II in Baking
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 18 mths 18 mths 18 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
FBP20317 - Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FBP20418 - Certificate II in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T *
FBP20518 - Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 12 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
FBP20521 - Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FDF20911 - Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FDF21012 - Certificate II in Sugar Milling Industry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FBP30117 - Certificate III in Food Processing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
FBP30217 - Certificate III in Plant Baking
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A T T *
FBP30317 - Certificate III in Cake and Pastry
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 48 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A * A A
FBP30321 - Certificate III in Cake and Pastry
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification A *
FBP30417 - Certificate III in Bread Baking
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A * A A
FBP30421 - Certificate III in Bread Baking
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification A *
FBP30517 - Certificate III in Baking
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 42 mths 36 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 42 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A * A A
FBP30521 - Certificate III in Baking
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification A *
FBP30617 - Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T *
FBP30818 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FBP30821 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T *
FBP30920 - Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

30 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
FBP30921 - Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

42 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FDF30910 - Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FDF31012 - Certificate III in Sugar Milling Industry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

30 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FBP40318 - Certificate IV in Food Processing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
FBP40418 - Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FBP40518 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification T *

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
FBP20117 - Certificate II in Food Processing
Availability
FBP20217 - Certificate II in Baking
Availability
FBP20317 - Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)
Availability
FBP20418 - Certificate II in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Availability
FBP20518 - Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations
Availability
FBP20521 - Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations
Availability
FDF20911 - Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)
Availability
FBP30117 - Certificate III in Food Processing
Availability
FBP30217 - Certificate III in Plant Baking
Availability
FBP30317 - Certificate III in Cake and Pastry
Availability
FBP30321 - Certificate III in Cake and Pastry
Availability
FBP30417 - Certificate III in Bread Baking
Availability
FBP30421 - Certificate III in Bread Baking
Availability
FBP30517 - Certificate III in Baking
Availability
FBP30521 - Certificate III in Baking
Availability
FBP30617 - Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales)
Availability
FBP30821 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Availability
FBP30921 - Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations
Availability
FBP40318 - Certificate IV in Food Processing
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).