FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing

Food Processing

Certificate III in Food Processing FBP30117

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.



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Enrolment details

Qualification level

Entry conditions






Certificate III

15 years old, not attending high school

2-3 days a week (evening)

Observation, classroom, practical

Face to face 

Units Included

There are 17 units of competency for this qualification. There are 5 Core units and 12 Elective units. Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualificiations Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives must include a minimum of 6 units beginning with the code FDF or FBP, and are to be chosen as follows:

  • 1 must be selected from Group A
  • 6 must be selected from Group B
  • 5 electives must may be selected from:
    • Groups A, B or C
    • this Training Package or any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course


Core Units 

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

FDFFS2001A – Implement the food safety programa nd procedures

FSFFS3001A* – Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs

FDFOHS3001A – Contribute to OHS processes

MSMENV272 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Group A

FDFOP3004A – Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system

Group B

FBPPPL3001 – Support and mentor individuals and groups

FBPPPL3002 – Establish compliance requirements for work area

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

FDFPPL3004A – Lead work teams and groups

Group C

FDFOHS2001A – Participate ion OHS procedures

MSS402040 – Apply 5S procedures

MSS402050 – Monitor process capability

MSS403002 – Ensure process improvements are sustained


Check your funding eligibility

  • Be a Queensland resident 
  • Be 15 years of age or older and have finished secondary school or left school; 
  • Not hold or be already undertaking a Certificate III or higher level qualification (Certificate III qualifications completed whilst at school will not exclude you from accessing this funding); 
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen) 
  • The Certificate 3 Guarantee program is a Queensland Government Initiative. 
    Prices are subject to change without notice.

Payment Plans

Where you do not meet the eligibility for funding we offer a range of  affordable payment plans to be paid over the duration of your course, contact us below to find out more. For any more information please enquire below.