Certificate III

in Food Processing

Our Certificate III in Food processing targets those performing production related roles that require an application of industry specific skills and knowledge including some technical and problem solving ability. This qualification caters for multi-skilled outcomes and roles that include team leader functions within the production environment. Upon successfully completing this nationally recognised qualification, you will be able to:

  • Understand day-to-day food processing and work functions;

  • Identify safe work practices and how to work safely in a food processing environment; and

  • Improve workplace communication skills and work in a team.


Successful completion of the FBP30117 – Certificate III in Food Processing qualification, may lead to employment opportunities, including:

  • Production worker;

  • Packaging worker;

  • Supervisor; or

  • Team Leader.

Please note: This course provides skills and knowledge to the industry standard, but does not guarantee a job.


We use a range of assessment methods for this qualification, including:

  • Short answers;

  • Projects;

  • Activities; and

  • Workplace Observation or Observation in a Simulated Workplace.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, prior to

enrolment students are required to provide their Unique Student

Identifier and photo identification. Prospective students may be required to complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment. All requirements are subject to change at any time as per amendments to the Public Health Orders.


This qualification can be completed in twelve months. The volume of learning offered by J2S Training Solutions may vary per student depending on their existing skills and knowledge. More experienced students are likely to complete
the course in a shorter period of time. Duration may vary depending on Credit Transfer [CT] or Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL]. Students can apply for CT or RPL at the time of enrolment.

Delivery of training may take differing forms, including Face-to-Face, Online, Work-based, Blended and Traineeships, dependent on the requirements of the Client or the needs of the cohort.


This training program includes a minimum of 38hours of industry work placement.


Units of Competency

  • FDFFS2001A – Implement the food safety program and procedures (C)

  • FDFFS3001A* – Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs (C)

  • FDFOHS3001A – Contribute to OHS processes (C)

  • FDFOP2064A – Provide and apply workplace information (C)

  • MSMENV272 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (C)

  • FDFOP3004A – Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system (E)

  • FDFOP2061A – Use numerical applications in the workplace (E)

  • FDFPPL3004A – Lead work teams and groups (E)

  • FDFPPL3001A – Participate in improvement processes (E)

  • FDFPPL3002A – Report on workplace performance (E)

  • FDFOP3002A – Set up a production or packaging line for operation (E)

  • FDFOHS2001A – Participate in OHS processes (E)

  • FBPPPL3002 – Establish compliance requirements for work area (E)

  • FBPPPL3001 – Support and mentor individuals and groups (E)

  • MSS402040 – Apply 5S procedures (E)

  • MSS402050 – Monitor process capability (E)

  • MSS403002 – Ensure process improvements are sustained (E)



  • *FDFFS2001A – Implement the food safety program and procedures

(C) – Core unit; (E) – Elective unit

This qualification consist of 17 units of competence, as shown below. Please call J2S Training Solutions for enquiries about customisation and contextualisation.

Fees & Charges


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

  • Exemption: $0

  • Concession: $240

  • First Qualification: $2,190

  • Second Qualification: $2,620

  • Traineeship: $0

The fees for the course will vary based on the eligibility criteria. For more information please visit www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au


If you are ineligible for government subsidised training, or would rather undertake this course on a fee-for-service (FFS) basis, the cost to undertake this nationally recognised qualification is:

  • $6,000

  • J2S Training Solutions does not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500. If a student’s fee is more than this amount, the support of a flexible payment plan will be offered to students.


  • Application for Enrolment $200

  • Deferment Fee (administration charges) $50

  • Replacement of Testamur/ statement of attainment / Qualification Certificate $50

  • Repeat of unit (Third attempt onwards Per unit) $150

  • RPL assessment -Contact us for a quote


Please note: courses fees and additional charges may change from time to time, please check with J2S Training Solutions staff for updates.


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