Certificate III in Food Processing

Course Code FDF30111
Course Title Certificate III in Food Processing
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Monthly
Duration 1 Year
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Food Processing targets those performing production related roles that require an application of industry-specific skills and knowledge, this incliudes technical and problem solving ability and “Lean Workshop” basic skills and knowledge, including 5S, Continuous Improvement Process. This qualification caters for multi-skilled outcomes and roles that include team leader functions within the production environment.

Course Structure


Assessment methods may include:

  • Written assessments
  • Practical assessments
  • Observation
  • Activities

Units of Competency

The FDF30111 Certificate III in Food Processing requires 17 units of competency:

Core Units

FDFOHS3001A – Contribute to OHS processes
FDFOP2064A – Provide and apply workplace information
FDFFS2001A – Implement the food safety program and procedures
FDFFS3001A – Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs*
MSAENV272B – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units

FDFOP3003A – Operate inter-related processes in a production system
FDFOP2061A – Use numerical applications in the workforce
FDFOHS2001A – Participate in OHS processes
FDFPPL3003A – Support and mentor individuals and groups
FDFPPL3004A – Lead work teams and groups
SIRXINV002A – Maintain and order stock
TLIA3015A – Complete receival/despatch documentation
TLIA3039A – Receive and store stock
FDFOP2063A – Apply quality systems and procedures
BSBWRT301 – Write simple documents
TLIA2014A – Use product knowledge to complete work operations
FDFOP2005A – Work in a socially diverse environment

• * Requires pre-requisite unit FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures
• Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment


Entry Requirements

Either FDF10111 Certificate I in Food Processing or direct entry means – 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. or limited vocational training and/or work experience.

Learning (ACSF Level 3), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Levels 2) are desirable to participate in the course.



Successful completion of this qualification means you are eligible to enrol into FDF40110 Certificate lV in Food Processing or a range of other food processing related qualifications.

Your Career

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to undertake job roles such as:

  • Production related roles
  • Team Leader
  • Customer Service Assistant
  • Food Safety Supervisor


Fee Types

Full Fee


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* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment