Food & Beverage Manufacturing – Common Skills Project

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Case for change

This project was established after many units of competency in the Wine Operations Project were identified as ‘cross-sector’, meaning they apply across multiple qualifications in the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package.

The 2017 Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work outlines the need to review these ‘cross-sector’ units under the priority skill area for wine production, cellar door sales and cellar operations (see page 46). It states “cellar operations and cellar door sales skills are embraced by other non-wine industries…so there is a need to consider these industries and their requirements within the existing units”.

Working concurrently with the Wine Operations project and the Food Science and Technology project, Skills Impact and the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will take this project through a process that adheres to the 2012 Standards for Training Package Development.

Download the IRC Skills Forecast (see page 46)

Project Plan

Project Scope

Working concurrently with the Food Science and Technology and the Wine Operations projects, this project will review 38 cross-sector units of competency that apply across multiple qualifications in the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package. These ‘cross-sector’ units will be reviewed to reflect current knowledge, skill requirements and industry practice.

The food and beverage manufacturing industries are experiencing technological and industrial changes, increasing the needs for training package components to be reviewed and updated to reflect changing industry skills requirements. The ‘cross-sector’ units that will be reviewed in this project describe skills and knowledge that are common to a wide range of job roles in the food and beverage manufacturing sector.

Scroll down to view the full list of units that will be reviewed and the various skilled activities that are covered.

Throughout the review and development stages of this project, the following aspects will be taken taking into consideration:

  • the key transferrable skills that support a broad range of career paths
  • the development of new units of competency to reflect current and emerging roles
  • skill sets that incorporate the identified cross-sector units
  • eliminating duplication of units across this and other training packages, and
  • the needs of the industries that these units serve.

 

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Relevant Occupations
  • Food and Beverage Packaging Worker
  • Food and Beverage Production Line Operator
  • Food and Beverage Safety Systems Officer
  • Food and Beverage Testing Operator
  • Food and Beverage Manufacturing Operator
  • Wine Bottling and Packaging Operator
  • Food and Beverage Bottling and Packaging Operator
  • Food and Beverage Machine Operator
  • Bottling Production and Machine Operator
  • Bottling Line Operator
  • Production Manager

 

Key Deliverables

Review and improvement of 38 units of competency that apply across multiple qualifications in the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package.

 

Timeline

February – March 2017
Initial scoping

September – October 2017
Review process commencement

November – December 2017
Industry consultation of draft materials

February 2018
Industry validation of final drafts

March 2018
Finalisation of Training Package components

April 2018
Independent Quality Assurance, and Edit and Equity review of Training Package components

April 2018
IRC consideration for sign-off and submission for endorsement

 

Project Team
Julie Stratford Industry Facilitation Manager, Skills Impact jstratford@skillsimpact.com.au
Ruth Geldard Industry Skills Standards Specialist, Skills Impact rgeldard@skillsimpact.com.au
Jenni Oldfield Skills Development Specialist, JO Consultancy

 

Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts will be drawn on throughout this project to help review and draft the revised units, skill sets and qualifications.

If you are interested in applying to be a subject matter expert and are able to volunteer your time to this project, please email details of your expertise to jstratford@skillsimpact.com.au

Opportunities for stakeholder input:

Below is a list of the current units that will be reviewed as part of this project. Use the links below to view the components on Training.gov.au.

In preparation for the review of these components, we invite you to provide your input on the current units. We would like to know what changes or updates should be made to the components so that they meet the skills needs of the industry.

Your feedback will help us in drafting the revised units and qualifications.

To provide feedback, please use our feedback form. Alternatively, you can email Ruth Geldard rgeldard@skillsimpact.com.au

 

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