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Food Processing FDF

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 FDF10 (release 4.1) Training Package.

The Food Processing FDF10 (release 4.1) Training Package contains over 26 qualifications.

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 Pathway 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

FDF20111 - Certificate II in Food Processing

This qualification covers a range of food processing industries and targets those working within a production or production support role, for example, in packaging, machine operations and bottling environments.

FDF20211 - Certificate II in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

This training is aimed at those working, under supervision within production or production support roles, such as packing within pharmaceutical manufacturing environments.

FDF20411 - Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations

This qualification covers the following operational areas of the wine industry: bottling and packaging; cellar door sales; cellar operations; laboratory; warehousing; and wine grape growing.

FDF20510 - Certificate II in Retail Baking Assistance

Training is suitable for those working within a retail baking environments undertaking non-trade related work or working as a trade assistant.

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.

FDF30111 - Certificate III in Food Processing

This qualification covers a range of food processing industries and targets those performing production related roles that require an application of industry specific skills and knowledge, including some technical and problem solving ability. It caters for multi-skilled outcomes and roles that include team leader functions within the production environment.

FDF30210 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Suitable for those requiring team leader and higher production skills for pharmaceutical manufacturing environments. It builds upon industry specific skills and knowledge and allows greater emphasis on leadership, problem solving as well as increased technical ability.

FDF30310 - Certificate III in Plant Baking

This qualification targets work conducted in plant baking enterprises in the large scale production and packaging of bread products. It targets those performing production related roles that require an application of specific plant baking skill and knowledge including some technical and problem solving ability. This qualification caters for multi-skilled outcomes and roles that include team leader functions within the production environment.

FDF30411 - Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations

This qualification covers the following operational areas of the wine industry: bottling and packaging; cellar door sales; cellar operations; laboratory; warehousing; and wine grape growing.

FDF30510 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry)

This qualification covers the retail baking - cake and pastry specialisation within the food processing industry.

FDF30610 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread)

This qualification provides trade baking skills and knowledge for those working in a retail baking environment with a focus on bread baking.

FDF30710 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined)

This qualification covers the retail baking - cake and pastry and bread specialisations within the food processing industry.

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.

FDF40110 - Certificate IV in Food Processing

This qualification covers a range of food processing industries. It targets those working in supervisory or middle management roles within food processing environments. It includes technical skill and knowledge required to solve food production problems and ensure that operations are implemented and maintained at optimal performance. Emphasis is on monitoring the implementation of food processing systems and procedures with input into management functions of the organisation.

FDF40210 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

This qualification covers the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing specialisation. It targets those working in supervisory, middle management or those requiring technical roles within pharmaceutical manufacturing environments. Emphasis is on monitoring of pharmaceutical manufacturing systems and procedures with input into management functions of the organisation.

FDF40311 - Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology

This qualification is aimed at people 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.

FDF41012 - Certificate IV in Flour Milling

Appropriate for people working in a technical leadership role in the flour milling industry. It applies to mill managers and senior supervisors above the shift miller level in the flour milling industry who supervise across departments and either set or participate in setting production and key performance indicators for the flour mill. It applies to flour milling operations for all types of grain including wheat, oats, barley, corn, rice, sorghum, millet, rye, and non-grain flours such as peas and arrowroot.

FDF50110 - Diploma of Food Processing

This qualification covers a range of food processing industries and it targets those in senior management, technician or similar roles within food processing industries. It provides extensive skill and knowledge of industry management functions and environment, and the ability to take responsibility for workplace systems.

FDF50210 - Diploma of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

This qualification targets those in senior management, technician or similar roles within pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. It provides extensive skills and knowledge of industry management functions and environment, and the ability to take responsibility for workplace systems.

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
FDF20111 - Certificate II in Food Processing
Annual Commencements 120 140 5 25 5 5 0 0
FDF20411 - Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
FDF20510 - Certificate II in Retail Baking Assistance
Annual Commencements 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0
FDF20911 - Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
FDF30111 - Certificate III in Food Processing
Annual Commencements 375 790 80 20 115 5 0 0
FDF30210 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Annual Commencements 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FDF30411 - Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations
Annual Commencements 0 5 0 0 40 0 0 0
FDF30510 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry)
Annual Commencements 35 90 45 20 5 5 0 0
FDF30610 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread)
Annual Commencements 145 280 140 80 20 10 15 0
FDF30710 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined)
Annual Commencements 140 110 100 20 40 35 10 10
FDF30910 - Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales)
Annual Commencements 0 205 0 5 0 0 0 0
FDF40110 - Certificate IV in Food Processing
Annual Commencements 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. 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
FDF20111 - Certificate II in Food Processing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 18 mths 12 mths 12 mths 18 mths 24 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
FDF20211 - Certificate II in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 18 mths 18 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
FDF20411 - Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
FDF20510 - Certificate II in Retail Baking Assistance
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 18 mths 18 mths 18 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
FDF20911 - Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 18 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
FDF21012 - Certificate II in Sugar Milling Industry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
FDF30111 - Certificate III in Food Processing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
FDF30210 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
FDF30310 - Certificate III in Plant Baking
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 48 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification A T T * T
FDF30411 - Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

30 mths 36 mths 36 mths 42 mths 36 mths 12 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
FDF30510 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
FDF30610 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 48 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
FDF30710 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 42 mths 36 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 42 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
FDF30910 - Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 36 mths 18 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
FDF31012 - Certificate III in Sugar Milling Industry Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

30 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
FDF40110 - Certificate IV in Food Processing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 48 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
FDF40210 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
FDF40311 - Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FDF41012 - Certificate IV in Flour Milling
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
FDF50110 - Diploma of Food Processing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
FDF50210 - Diploma of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 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
FDF20111 - Certificate II in Food Processing
Availability
FDF20211 - Certificate II in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Availability
FDF20411 - Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations
Availability
FDF20510 - Certificate II in Retail Baking Assistance
Availability
FDF20911 - Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)
Availability
FDF21012 - Certificate II in Sugar Milling Industry Operations
Availability
FDF30111 - Certificate III in Food Processing
Availability
FDF30210 - Certificate III in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Availability
FDF30310 - Certificate III in Plant Baking
Availability
FDF30411 - Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations
Availability
FDF30510 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry)
Availability
FDF30610 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread)
Availability
FDF30710 - Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined)
Availability
FDF30910 - Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales)
Availability
FDF31012 - Certificate III in Sugar Milling Industry Operations
Availability
FDF40110 - Certificate IV in Food Processing
Availability
FDF40210 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Availability
FDF40311 - Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology
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).

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