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FDF30111 - Certificate III in Food Processing

 

Description

This qualification covers a range of food processing industries, such as:

  • Grain processing (including stock feed, animal feeds, milling wheat, barley, oats and flour milling)
  • Beverages (including juices, soft drinks, cordials, aerated and still waters, energy drinks and other modified beverages such as vitamin and antioxidant beverages, coffee, tea and ice)
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy processing
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Grocery products and supplies (including honey, jams, spreads, sauces, dressings, condiments, spices, edible oils and fats and pasta)
  • Poultry

Job Roles The Certificate III in Food Processing targets those performing production related roles that require an application of industry specific skills 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.

 

Additional qualification advice

Units selected from other Training Packages must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Many units in this qualification assume a basic level of mathematics equivalent to a school sector Year 10 standard. If a student does not possess this level of mathematics then the unit FDFOP2061A Use numerical applications in the workplace should be selected as part of this qualification.

Note: AgriFood Skills Australia expects that the design of any training delivery and assessment program to support the achievement of this qualification is based on:

  • the context required by the industry and/or enterprise
  • a holistic and integrated training delivery and assessment plan that identifies learning activities and evidence required
  • flexible delivery options including on-the-job and work-based training that support the development of competency

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • FDF20111 Certificate II in Food Processing
  • direct entry
  • relevant vocational training and/or work experience

Pathways from the qualification After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake the FDF40110 Certificate IV in Food Processing or FDF41007 Certificate IV in Food Safety Auditing, other food processing related qualifications or any other suitable qualification.

 

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, all work must comply with food safety, occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

 

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Certificate III in Food Processing

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the Food Processing industries for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:

Communication

  • Confirm relevant industry and workplace requirements
  • Understand personal and team requirements of relevant industry and workplace standards, regulations and policies
  • Complete standard documentation
  • Use communication technologies efficiently
  • Provide relevant work-related information to others
  • Ensure records are accurate and legible
  • Establish effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Undertake interactive workplace communication
  • Support team communication practices

Teamwork

  • Explain and implement work team reporting requirements
  • Provide support to team members
  • Monitor work team tasks in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements
  • Demonstrate and encourage others in working cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • Undertake appropriate and effective communication with team members

Problem-solving

  • Identify risks and implement risk control measures for machinery and equipment
  • Identify and address problems and faults
  • Provide problem solving support to team members
  • Evaluate skill requirements of work tasks
  • Use problem solving techniques to determine work requirements
  • Assess processes and outcomes against quality criteria
  • Implement food safety procedures

Initiative and enterprise

  • Contribute to and promote continuous improvement processes
  • Seek and provide feedback on procedures and processes
  • Collect and assess data and information on work processes
  • Identify non-conformances to standards and take appropriate action
  • Rectify problems promptly and appropriately
  • Monitor and adjust activity in response to operational variations
  • Identify, assess and act on existing and potential risks

Planning and organising

  • Determine work requirements in order to meet output targets
  • Identify priorities and variables that impact on work planning
  • Plan work tasks for self and others as required
  • Allocate tasks to operators and monitor outcomes
  • Implement contingency plan promptly when incidents occur
  • Ensure work tools are ready and available for operations

Self-management

  • Manage own work to meet performance criteria
  • Monitor information in work area
  • Conduct regular housekeeping activities during shift to keep work area clean and tidy at all times
  • Maintain currency of relevant, work-related information
  • Monitor own work against quality standards and identify areas for improvement
  • Understand own work activities and responsibilities
  • Identify and apply safety procedures, including the use of protective equipment
  • Manage work load priorities and timelines

Learning

  • Recognise limits of own expertise and seek skill development if required
  • Assess competencies in meeting job requirements
  • Ask questions to expand own knowledge
  • Maintain skill and knowledge currency
  • Participate in meetings to inform work practices

Technology

  • Use work machines or equipment in correct operational mode
  • Monitor machine operation
  • Perform minor maintenance on machinery
  • Work with technology safely and according to workplace standards

 

 

 

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules

Completion of seventeen (17) units made up of:

Five (5) core units and twelve (12) elective units. Total units must include a minimum of ten (10) units coded FDF.

NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of prerequisite unit/s which is identified under the unit.

 

CORE UNITS

Complete all five (5) core units

Unit Code

Unit Title

FDFFS2001A

Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFFS3001A

Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs*

FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFOHS3001A

Contribute to OHS processes

FDFOP2064A

Provide and apply workplace information

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

 

ELECTIVE UNITS

Elective selection must include:

  • one (1) Group A unit
  • six (6) Group B units

The five (5) remaining elective units may be selected from:

  • Group A
  • Group B
  • three (3) Group C units
  • units packaged in Group A in the Certificate II in Food Processing
  • three (3) units packaged in the Certificate IV in Food Processing
  • three (3) units from any nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course that are packaged in Certificate I (1 unit), Certificate II (2 units) or Certificate III (3 units)

 

GROUP A

Unit Code

Unit Title

FDFOP3003A

Operate interrelated processes in a production system

FDFOP3004A

Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system

 

GROUP B

Sector Specialist Units

Unit Code

Unit Title

FDFCH3001A

Coordinate cheese making operations

FDFCH3002A

Carry out processes for a range of artisan cheeses

FDFFV3001A

Conduct chemical wash for fresh produce

FDFFV3002A

Program fresh produce grading equipment

FDFGR2011A

Receive grain for malting*

FDFGR2010A Handle grain in a storage area

FDFGR2012A

Prepare malted grain*

FDFGR2010A Handle grain in a storage area

FDFGR2013A

Blend and dispatch malt

FDFGR3001A

Work with micronutrients or additions in stockfeed manufacturing processes

FDFGR3002A

Demonstrate knowledge of animal nutrition principles

FDFGR3003A

Lead flour milling shift operations

FDFGR3004A

Control mill processes and performance

FDFOP2066A

Operate a wort production process*

FDFOP2071A Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

FDFOP2067A

Operate a brewery fermentation process*

FDFOP2071A Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

FDFOP2068A

Operate a beer maturation process*

FDFOP2071A Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

FDFOP2069A

Operate a beer filtration process*

FDFOP2071A Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

FDFOP2070A

Operate a bright beer tank process*

FDFOP2071A Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

FDFOP2071A

Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

FDFOP2072A

Operate a beer filling process

FDFOP2073A

Operate a beer packaging process

FDFOP2074A

Prepare and monitor beer yeast propagation processes

FDFOP3001A

Control contaminants and allergens in the workplace*

FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFOP3005A

Prepare food products using basic cooking methods*

FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFOP3006A

Identify cultural, religious and dietary requirements for food products

FDFPO3001A

Operate a chickway system

FDFPO3002A

Debone and fillet product (manually)

AHCPHT401A

Assess olive oil for style and quality

MTMR308C

Prepare and produce value-added products

Cross Sector Units

Unit Code

Unit Title

FDFOP2061A

Use numerical applications in the workplace

FDFOP3002A

Set up a production or packaging line for operation

FDFPPL3001A

Participate in improvement processes

FDFPPL3002A

Report on workplace performance

FDFPPL3003A

Support and mentor individuals and groups

FDFPPL3004A

Lead work teams and groups

FDFPPL3005A

Participate in an audit process*

FDFOHS2001A Participate in OHS processes

FDFOP2063A Apply quality systems and procedures

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

FDFPPL3006A

Establish compliance requirements for work area

FDFTEC3001A

Participate in a HACCP team*

FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFTEC3002A

Implement the pest prevention program

FDFTEC3003A

Apply raw materials, ingredient and process knowledge to production problems

BSBSMB405B

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB407A

Manage a small team

LMTGN3007B

Monitor and operate trade waste process

MEM13003B

Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSAPMSUP303A

Identify equipment faults

MSAPMSUP330A

Develop and adjust a production schedule

MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

MSS403011A

Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices

MSS403013A

Lead team culture improvement

SIRXINV002A

Maintain and order stock

SIRXRSK002A

Maintain store security

TLIA3015A

Complete receival/despatch documentation

TLIA3016A

Use inventory systems to organise stock control

TLIA3018A

Organise despatch operations

TLIA3019A

Organise receival operations

TLIA3026A

Monitor storage facilities

TLIA3038A

Control and order stock

TLIA3039A

Receive and store stock

 

GROUP C

Unit Code

Unit Title

FDFOHS2001A

Participate in OHS processes

FDFOP2063A

Apply quality systems and procedures

BSBCUS301B

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBSMB301A

Investigate micro business opportunities

BSBSMB401A

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB402A

Plan small business finances

BSBSMB403A

Market the small business

BSBSMB404A

Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

BSBWRT301A

Write simple documents

HLTFA301C

Apply first aid

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

MEM30011A

Set up basic pneumatic circuits

MSAPMOPS405A

Identify problems in fluid power system

MSAPMOPS406A

Identify problems in electronic control systems

MSAPMPER300C

Issue work permits*

RIIRIS201B Conduct local risk control

MSAPMSUP310A

Contribute to development of plant documentation

MSAPMSUP390A

Use structured problem solving tools

MSL922001A

Record and present data

MSS402001A

Apply competitive systems and practices

MSS402002A

Sustain process improvements

MSS402010A

Manage the impact of change on own work

MSS402021A

Apply Just in Time procedures

MSS402030A

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402031A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS402040A

Apply 5S procedures

MSS402050A

Monitor process capability

MSS402051A

Apply quality standards

MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402061A

Use SCADA systems in operations

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS402081A

Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy

MSS403002A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403010A

Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

MSS403021A

Facilitate a Just in Time system

MSS403023A

Monitor a levelled pull system of operations

MSS403040A

Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

MSS403041A

Facilitate breakthrough improvements

MSS403051A

Mistake proof an operational process

MSS404050A

Undertake process capability improvements*

MSS404052A Apply statistics to operational processes

MSS404052A

Apply statistics to operational processes

MSS404060A

Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team

MSS404082A

Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

MSS404083A

Support proactive maintenance

TAEASS401B

Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402B

Assess competence

TAEASS403B

Participate in assessment validation

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction