Certificate III in Food Processing

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 9 Oct 2017
 –   Ultimo
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  • Food Processing course details

    Course description and aims

    Before you can enrol in this course you must contact the campus or campuses of
    your choice for details of information sessions and other procedures that may
    apply. Compulsory attendance at an information session may apply.

    This course is for trainees working in the food processing industry who want
    to gain skills in the operations and practices relevant to their workplace.

    By completing this course you will develop skills and knowledge to enable you to
    work safely and efficiently in running food manufacturing processes, to assist
    others in their work and/or supervise others. You will also learn how to monitor
    the implementation of a food safety and quality program as well as monitor
    work health and safety systems and procedures.

    Food processing industry sectors include:
    - grain processing for stock feed, animal feed, 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.

    Enrolment in this course is subject to appropriate partnership arrangements
    being negotiated between relevant enterprises and TAFE NSW.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Food processing industry team leader


    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

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    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

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Evening
    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 9 Oct 2017
    Course duration:
    52 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    4 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 13 September 2017 from 17:30 to 19:00, Ultimo Campus, Building F, Level 7, Room 7.25.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 4 to 8 hours of class a week over 2 days per week. Your timetable will be given out during orientation week.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    You will need to purchase a laboratory coat ($20-25), safety goggles ($10-$15) and a scientific calculator ($20-$25), permanent marker ($2) and need to wear fully covered, low heeled shoes. RECOGNITION

    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    FDFOP2004AClean and sanitise equipment30
    FDFOHS3001AContribute to OHS processes60
    FDFOP2071AIdentify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery30
    FDFFS2001AImplement the food safety program and procedures80
    FDFFS3001AMonitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs100
    FDFOP2072AOperate a beer filling process40
    FDFOP2069AOperate a beer filtration process40
    FDFOP2068AOperate a beer maturation process40
    FDFOP2073AOperate a beer packaging process40
    FDFOP2067AOperate a brewery fermentation process50
    FDFOP2070AOperate a bright beer tank process30
    FDFOP2066AOperate a wort production process50
    FDFOP3003AOperate interrelated processes in a production system60
    MSL973001Perform basic tests60
    FDFOP2074APrepare and monitor beer yeast propagation processes50
    FDFOP2064AProvide and apply workplace information30



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