Certificate III in Food Processing


 

FBP30117- Certificate III in Food Processing

Course Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for food processing workers employed in the following sectors:
• grain processing (including stock feed, animal feeds, milling wheat, barley, oats and flour milling)
• baking (including large scale production of cakes, pastry, bread, biscuits and plant baking)
• retail baking
• 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.

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. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, in accordance with State/Territory food safety, work health and safety and environmental codes, regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.
No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Course requirements
This course requires a total of 17 units with 5 core unit and 12 elective units to be completed.

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Qualification
On successfully completion of this course you will receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification in FBP30117- Certificate III in Food Processing

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Core Units

FDFFS2001A - Implement the food safety program and procedures (Release 1)
This unit is based on and equivalent to the guideline food safety unit GFSMFSRA Apply and monitor food safety requirements.
Note that this unit does not apply to the pharmaceutical industry. Refer to FDFPH2001A Apply Good Manufacturing Practice procedures.

FDFFS3001A - Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs (Release 2)
This unit applies to those with formal responsibility for others, and to those required to model workplace policies and procedures but who have no formal management role.
This unit is based on and equivalent to the guideline food safety unit GFSOFSA Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace.
Note that this unit does not apply to the pharmaceutical industry. Refer to FDFPH3001A Monitor and maintain Good Manufacturing Practice procedures.

FDFOHS3001A - Contribute to OHS processes (Release 1)
This unit is intended for application by a skilled worker who contributes to team outcomes. The team may be a designated operational team or a larger work group.
Workers are likely to perform work activities requiring a range of well developed skills where some discretion and judgment is required.
Application of this unit should be contextualised to reflect any specific workplace risks, hazards and associated safety practices.

FDFOP2064A - Provide and apply workplace information (Release 1)
This unit typically targets the worker responsible for applying basic communication skills and providing information to support work practices. Information is previously generated and may be in a written or verbal form. Information can include data, charts, instructions, operating procedures, codes, production information, and simple reports (e.g. a breakdown report). Information can be provided to other members of a team, a supervisor, or maintenance staff. Communication skills include verbal and non-verbal methods and basic literacy according to the level of work information needs.

MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (Release 2)
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental regulations, identify environment issues and minimise the risks of negative impact on work and carry out improvements in own work area.
This unit applies to operators and team members who are required to follow procedures to work in an environmentally sustainable manner.
This unit applies to all sectors of the manufacturing industry and members of its value chain. It may also be applied to all sections of an organisation, including office and warehouse. This unit will need to be contextualised for the industry sector, organisation and section.
This unit applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

Elective Units (12 units from the following)

FDFOP3004A - Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system (Release 1)
This unit applies to senior operators who are applying skills and knowledge of the operational requirements of the packaging system for the industry in which it is applied.
While the unit does not have specific prerequisites, it is not an entry level unit covering skills and knowledge required for operation of individual items of equipment and individual processes. The unit instead provides the skill and knowledge required for the coordination of multiple processes in a packaging system at an operational level. Where sector-specific senior operator technical skills are required, a relevant sector specific specialist elective unit should be selected.
The system will typically involve a series of interrelated processes that must be coordinated and concurrently operated to produce the required outcome. Individual processes may be directly operated, automated and/or operated by others. System operation requires higher level planning and problem solving skills applied to the series of processes than is required when operating an individual unit of equipment or multiple pieces of the same equipment.
This unit does not supply skills related to the implementation of lean and competitive manufacturing related skills to improve system performance. Where these skills are required the relevant Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) competitive manufacturing elective units should be selected.

MSMSUP303 - Identify equipment faults (Release 1)
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to plan and carry out checks to identify and deal with equipment faults and to determine solutions.
This unit of competency applies to experienced personnel, such as experienced operators, team leaders or supervisors, who are required to apply knowledge of materials, product purpose and processes to identify and deal with routine and non-routine faults in equipment, propose solutions, carry out solutions within scope of authority and competence and complete logs and reports.
This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.
This unit of competency applies to all work environments and sectors within the industry. It does not include maintenance that would require trade-level skills. It is not intended that this competency would cover maintenance that is carried out in a workshop.

TLIA3018 - Organise despatch operations (Release 1)
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to organise despatch operations in accordance with codes/regulations and workplace requirements in the transport and logistics industry.
It includes planning and organising despatch operations, organising the storage and despatch of stock, and completing all required documentation and records.
Work is performed under some supervision generally within a team environment.

TLIA3019 - Organise receival operations (Release 1)
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to organise receival operations in accordance with regulations, codes of practice and workplace requirements in the transport and logistics industry.
It includes planning and organising receival operations, storing received stock and completing all required documentation and records.
Work is performed under some supervision generally within a team environment.

TLIA3038 - Control and order stock (Release 1)
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to control and order stock for a workplace store in accordance with relevant codes of practice, regulations and workplace procedures.
It specifically covers maintaining stock levels and records, organising and administering stocktakes, identifying stock losses, processing stock orders and following up orders.
Work is performed under general supervision, with some accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving prescribed outcomes.

TLIA3039 - Receive and store stock (Release 1)
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to receive and store stock for a workplace store in an enterprise/organisation in a transport, logistics, production, hospitality, retail or other relevant industry sector, in compliance with relevant codes of practice, regulations and workplace procedures.
Work must be carried out for receiving and storing stock in a workplace store. It specifically covers taking delivery of stock, storing, rotating and maintaining stock received, and completing documentation.
Work is performed under general supervision, with some accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving the prescribed outcomes.

BSBCUS301 - Deliver and monitor a service to customers (Release 1)
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify customer needs, deliver and monitor customer service and identify improvements in the provision of customer service.
It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts. In this role, individuals often exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of customer service to provide technical advice and support to customers over short or long term interactions.

MSS402050 - Monitor process capability (Release 1)
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required for gathering of data and the interpretation of simple information to determine the compliance of the process and the taking of action as defined by the procedures where the information reveals the process is out of control parameters.
This unit applies to an individual in an organisation adopting specific competitive systems and practices, usually either six sigma or statistical process control/three sigma, as a means of determining and improving the capability of their process to customer requirements. The individual is involved in collecting specified data and performing specified manipulations to the data (typically by plotting on a chart or by entering into a nominated computer program). The information is typically presented to team members in terms of graphs/charts which they are expected to interpret at a basic level and then take action in accordance with procedures to restore the process to being under control parameters.
This unit requires the application of skills associated with entering and monitoring operational data and information and requires initiative, enterprise and problem solving in identifying production variations and making improvement recommendations.

MSS402051 - Apply quality standards (Release 2)
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply quality standards to work operations in an organisation. The unit is designed to complement competitive systems and practices units.
This unit applies to an individual who is expected to take responsibility for the quality of their own work, and to take actions specified in the procedures and within the scope of their job and authority to ensure that quality standards are met.
This unit requires the application of skills associated with interpreting and applying workplace standards and identifying and addressing problems that interfere with quality outcomes. The unit requires initiative, enterprise and self-management to ensure quality standards are achieved

TLIA3015 - Complete receivable dispatch documentation
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to complete receival and despatch documentation in accordance with relevant regulations and workplace requirements as part of work activities within the transport and logistics industry.
It includes analysing orders to identify work requirements to fill order, following workplace order documentation processes, and finalising documentation in accordance with workplace procedures and any relevant regulatory requirements.
Work is performed under some supervision generally within a team environment.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

FDFOHS2001A - Participate in OHS
This unit of competency specifies the workplace performance required for an entry level employee to participate in occupational health and safety (OHS) processes in the workplace, in order to ensure their own health and safety at work, as well as that of those in the workplace who may be affected by their actions.

FBPOPR3001 - Control Contaminants and allergens in the workplace
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to control contaminants and allergens in the workplace.
This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work in a food or beverage processing environment.
All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, in accordance with State/Territory work health and safety, and food safety regulations, legislation and standards that apply to the workplace.
No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

FDFOP2063A- Apply Quality systems and procedures
This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply quality principles and system requirements when carrying out work responsibilities where work involves the operation of packaging and/or processing equipment.

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