FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing

Course Overview

  • Qualification Code and Name

    FBP30117 – Certificate III in Food Processing

  • Duration

    Up to 52 weeks with term break of 5 weeks

  • Fee

    AUD 5000.00 (includes tuition fees of $4750 and application fees of $250.00)

  • Delivery Mode

    Blended Delivery (RPL and gap training along with Self-directed learning)

  • Qualification Description

    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.

    Possible job titles include:

    • Food Packaging Operator
    • Food Processing Operator
    • Food Processing Salesperson
    • Grain Processing Operator
    • Poultry Process Operator.
  • Target Clients


    Domestic students who are:

    • Existing Workers in the Food Processing Industry.
  • Course Units
    Core Units
    FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures
    FDFFS3001A* Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs (Pre-requisite unit is FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures)
    FDFOHS3001A Contribute to OHS processes
    FDFOP2064A Provide and apply workplace information
    MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification.
    Elective Units
    BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
    BSBWRT301A Write simple documents
    BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
    BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
    FDFOP3004A Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system
    FDFOP3002A Set up a production or packaging line for operation
    FDFPPL3002A Report on workplace performance
    FDFPPL3004A Lead work teams and groups
    FBPPPL3002 Establish compliance requirements for work area
    FDFOP2061A Use numerical applications in the workplace
    FBPFAV3001 Conduct chemical wash for fresh produce
  • Study Load

    Study Load:

    In case of gap training identified, Training and assessment will be conducted 20 hours per week at the student’s workplace and students are expected to spend the allocated SDL hours for each unit.

  • Delivery Location

    Training and assessment will be conducted by Sherwood Institute of Australia (SIA) at students’ own workplace. SIA expects the full cooperation of the workplace management staff during the course delivery at the workplace.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific entry requirements are for this course.

    However, Sherwood Institute has got its own admission requirements:

    • Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. However, selection is not based purely on academic performance. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered.
    • In addition to meeting the academic requirements applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels when enrolling into the course. ACSF exit levels 3 are required for enrolment into this course.
    • All students must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement.
  • Pathways

    Pathway from The Qualification

    After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake the FBP40318 – Certificate IV in Food Processing or other food processing related qualifications or any other suitable qualification.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

    (Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf)

    Credit Transfer

    Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

    (Source: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf)

    You could be granted RPL or CT full or part qualification based on your existing skills, knowledge and experience. Please contact us to find out if you’re a candidate for RPL or CT.