Food Science and Technology Project
Case for change
Food safety and advanced food safety auditing were identified as key skill priorities in the 2017 Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (see page 46). In addressing the skill need, a full review of the existing Food, Science & Technology and Food Processing qualifications and their related units will be completed covering all related skill areas. 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.
This project will review 4 qualifications and approximately 81 units of competency within the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package to align with revised, more rigorous regulations on food and beverage product safety. This will ensure an appropriate response to the food safety and advanced food safety auditing skill needs identified in the IRC Skills Forecast, whilst ensuring all job functions relevant to the training package components are updated and current.
Where gaps are identified, additional units may be developed where units do not currently exist in the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package, or any other endorsed Training Package.
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- Food Safety Systems Officer
- Production Line Supervisor
- Food Testing Manager
Review and improvement of 81 units of competency in the Food Science and Technology sector, including Food Safety Auditing, and two qualifications (Certificate IV and Diploma of Food Science and Technology).
Review process commencement
November – December 2017
Industry consultation of draft materials
Industry validation of final drafts
February – March 2018
Finalisation of Training Package components
Independent Quality Assurance, and Edit and Equity review of Training Package components
IRC consideration for sign-off and submission for endorsement
|Julie Stratford||Industry Facilitation Manager, Skills Impact email@example.com|
|Danni McDonald||Industry Skills Standards Specialist, Skills Impact firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Inci Sapmazturk||Administration Support, Skills Impact|
|Jenni Oldfield||Skills Development Specialist, JOConsulting|
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 email@example.com
Opportunities for stakeholder input:
Below is a list of the current and existing qualifications and 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 the Food Science and Technology components, we invite you to provide your input on the current qualifications and 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.