Food & Beverage Manufacturing – Cross Sector 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

 

Development

Consultation workshops with Subject Matter Experts has occurred throughout September and October, to review 38 cross-sector units of competency that apply across multiple qualifications in the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package. The units are currently under review to reflect current knowledge, skill requirements and industry practice in the food and beverage manufacturing sector.

This consultation will inform the development of revised draft units across areas including bottling, packaging, planning, logistics, quality procedures, and work health and safety.

Development of the draft units will be completed by the end of October and will be available for download and comment from this webpage by early November.

Face-to-face consultation workshops and a webinar will also take place in November and December, in collaboration with the Wine Operations Project. The workshops will take place at the locations and dates listed below. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to speak with the team to provide feedback on the draft cross-sector units, and/or the draft wine industry qualification and units. Please feel free to register for a workshop near you or a webinar by clicking the corresponding link.

Face-to-Face Consultation Workshops

21 Nov 17, 09:00 – 12:00 – Hunter Valley, NSW – register here

22 Nov 17, 13:00 – 16:00 – Mornington Peninsula, VIC – register here

23 Nov 17, 11:00 – 14:00 – Hobart, TAS – register here

28 Nov 17, 09:00 – 12:00 – Margaret River, WA – register here

29 Nov 17, 13:00 – 16:00 – Barossa Valley, SA – register here

30 Nov 17, 13:00 – 16:00 – McLaren Vale, SA – register here

5 Dec 17, 10:00 – 13:00 – Griffith, NSW – register here

6 Dec 17, 10:00 – 13:00 – Wangaratta, VIC – register here

7 Dec 17, 10:00 – 13:00 – Webinar – register here

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By registering your interest, you will be informed of project updates.

Consultation

Thank you to all those who provided feedback on the draft units of competency that apply across multiple qualifications in the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package. The drafts units were made available on the Skills Impact website from 17 November – 19 December 2017. A series of face-to-face consultation workshops and a webinar also took place throughout November, to early December.

The feedback will inform the work on the final drafts which will be available for industry validation in February 2018.

Working concurrently with the Food Science and Technology and the Wine Operations projects, these ‘cross-sector’ units are being reviewed and updated to reflect current knowledge, skill requirements and industry practice.

The draft units that were available for industry review and feedback are listed below.

Click here to download a zipped folder of all units in this group

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance has been included in each unit.

The Assessment Requirements describe the actions required to demonstrate competency, underlying knowledge requirements and what needs to be provided for assessment.

Specific references to wine operations (previously in the Application and Assessment conditions sections) have been removed from these units to consider their application to bottling and packaging plants across Australia, for a wider range of food and beverage products.

The unit FBPBPG2012 Perform basic packaging tests and inspections has the prerequisite unit FBPLAB2011 Use basic laboratory equipment. The knowledge and skills of FBPLAB2011 Use basic laboratory equipment should represent a direct requirement prior to enrolment in FBPBPG2012 Perform basic packaging tests and inspections.

FBPBPG2001 Operate the bottle supply process Download draft unit
FBPBPG2002 Operate the carton erection process Download draft unit
FBPBPG2003 Operate the carton packing process Download draft unit
FBPBPG2004 Operate the bottle sealing process Download draft unit
FBPBPG2005 Operate the electronic coding process Download draft unit
FBPBPG2009 Operate the bottle capsuling process Download draft unit
FBPBPG2010 Operate manual bottling and packaging processes Download draft unit
FBPBPG2011 Operate the palletising process Download draft unit
FBPBPG2012 Perform basic packaging tests and inspections Download draft unit

Click here to download a zipped folder of all units in this group

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance has been included in each unit.

The Assessment Requirements describe the actions required to demonstrate competency, underlying knowledge requirements and what needs to be provided for assessment.

Specific references to wine operations (previously in the Application and Assessment conditions sections) have been removed from these units to consider their application to bottling and packaging plants across Australia, for a wider range of food and beverage products.

FBPBPG3001 Operate the bottle filling process Download draft unit
FBPBPG3002 Operate the labelling process Download draft unit
FBPBPG3003 Operate the softpack filling process Download draft unit
FBPBPG3004 Perform packaging equipment changeover Download draft unit

Click here to download a zipped folder of all units in this group

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance has been included in each unit.

The Assessment Requirements describe the actions required to demonstrate competency, underlying knowledge requirements and what needs to be provided for assessment.

The unit FBPOPR2065 Work in confined spaces in the food and beverage industries has the prerequisite unit FBPWHS2001 Participate in work health and safety processes. The knowledge and skills of FBPWHS2001 Participate in work health and safety processes should represent a direct requirement prior to enrolment in FBPOPR2065 Work in confined spaces in the food and beverage industries.

FBPOPR1003 Carry out manual handling tasks Download draft unit
 FBPOPR2003 Clean equipment in place Download draft unit
 FBPOPR2004 Clean and sanitise equipment Download draft unit
 FBPOPR2005 Work in a socially diverse environment Download draft unit
 FBPOPR2011 Conduct routine maintenance Download draft unit
 FBPOPR2013 Apply sampling procedures Download draft unit
 FBPOPR2016 Work in a food handling area for non-food handlers Download draft unit
 FBPOPR2030 Operate a process control interface Download draft unit
 FBPOPR2061 Use numerical applications in the workplace Download draft unit
FBPOPR2063 Apply quality systems and procedures Download draft unit
FBPOPR2064 Provide and apply workplace information Download draft unit
FBPOPR2065 Work in confined spaces in the food and beverage industries Download draft unit

Click here to download a zipped folder of all units in this group

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance has been included in each unit.

The Assessment Requirements describe the actions required to demonstrate competency, underlying knowledge requirements and what needs to be provided for assessment.

FBPOPR3002 Set up a production or packaging line for operation Download draft unit
FBPOPR3003 Operate interrelated processes in a production system Download draft unit
FBPOPR3004 Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system Download draft unit

Click here to download a zipped folder of all units in this group

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance has been included in each unit.

The Assessment Requirements describe the actions required to demonstrate competency, underlying knowledge requirements and what needs to be provided for assessment.

The unit FBPPPL3005 Participate in an audit process has the prerequisite units FBPWHS2001 Participate in work health and safety processes, FBPOP2063 Apply quality systems and procedures and MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices. The knowledge and skills of FBPWHS2001 Participate in work health and safety processes, FBPOP2063 Apply quality systems and procedures and MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices should represent a direct requirement prior to enrolment in FBPPPL3005 Participate in an audit process.

FBPPPL2001 Participate in work teams and groups Download draft unit
 FBPPPL3001 Participate in improvement processes Download draft unit
 FBPPPL3002 Report on workplace performance Download draft unit
 FBPPPL3004 Lead work teams and groups Download draft unit
FBPPPL3005 Participate in an audit process Download draft unit

Click here to download a zipped folder of all units in this group

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance has been included in each unit.

The Assessment Requirements describe the actions required to demonstrate competency, underlying knowledge requirements and what needs to be provided for assessment.

FBPWHS2001 Participate in work health and safety processes Download draft unit
FBPWHS3001 Contribute to work health and safety processes Download draft unit
FBPWIN2002 Identify and control risks in own work Download draft unit

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance has been included in each unit.

The Assessment Requirements describe the actions required to demonstrate competency, underlying knowledge requirements and what needs to be provided for assessment.

FBPTEC3002 Implement the pest prevention program Download draft unit
FBPTEC4008 Apply principles of food packaging Download draft unit

 

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By registering your interest, you will be informed of project updates.

Validation

Thank you to those who participated in the validation process for the final draft skill set and units of competency. The final drafts were made available on the Skills Impact website from 9 – 26 February 2018. The final drafts will now progress through the Finalisation stage of the project. After final quality assurance of the drafts and review and feedback from the State/Territory Training Authorities, the final drafts will be forwarded to the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Reference Committee (IRC) for consideration and sign off. They will then be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) to consider and approve for publication on training.gov.au.

Validation means checking and confirming that the documents are logical and factually accurate. We are seeking your views on whether the units reflect the current occupational skill standards and needs of industry.

Working concurrently with the Food Science and Technology and the Wine Operations projects, these ‘cross-sector’ units are being reviewed and updated to reflect current knowledge, skill requirements and industry practice.

 

Throughout the review and development stage of this project, the following aspects have been taken taking into consideration:

  • the key transferrable skills that support a broad range of career paths
  • skill sets that incorporate the identified cross-sector units
  • eliminating duplication of units across food science, wine operations and other training packages, and
  • the needs of the industries that these units serve.

Revised draft units were made available on the Skills Impact website from 17 November – 19 December 2017. A series of face-to-face consultation workshops and a webinar also took place throughout November, to early December.

To date, all units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012 and current industry practices, and:

  • specific references to wine operations in BPG Bottling and Packaging units have been removed to allow for their application to a wider range of food and beverage products
  • pre-requisite requirements have been removed from three units (FBPBPG2012, FBPOPR2065 and FBPPPL3005)
  • a new skill set has been developed to meet the needs of bottling and packaging operators across a range of industry contexts – FBPSSXXXX Bottling and Packaging Operator Skill Set.
  • two units have been proposed for deletion and to be replaced with units of similar content and outcomes from other training packages, to reduce duplication across training packages (see table below).
Current Unit of Competency To be replaced with
FDFOP2005A Work in a socially diverse environment TLIG2007 Work in a socially diverse environment
FDFOHS3001A Contribute to OHS processes BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety

 

A summary of the feedback that was received during the consultation period (between 17 November – 19 December 2017) and a description of its consideration and application in these final drafts can be downloaded below.

 

The following new skill set has been proposed to meet the needs of bottling and packaging operators across a range of industry contexts.

FBPSSXXXX Bottling and Packaging Operator Skill Set  Download final draft skill set

Click here to download a zipped folder of all units in this group

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012. Minor changes have been made to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent and wine specific references have been removed (so that units may be used in different contexts).

The unit FBPBPG2012 Perform basic packaging tests and inspections has also had the prerequisite unit removed.

FBPBPG2001 Operate the bottle supply process  Download final draft unit
FBPBPG2002 Operate the carton erection process  Download final draft unit
FBPBPG2003 Operate the carton packing process Download final draft unit
FBPBPG2004 Operate the bottle sealing process Download final draft unit
FBPBPG2005 Operate the electronic coding process Download final draft unit
FBPBPG2009 Operate the bottle capsuling process Download final draft unit
FBPBPG2010 Operate manual bottling and packaging processes Download final draft unit
FBPBPG2011 Operate the palletising process Download final draft unit
FBPBPG2012 Perform basic packaging tests and inspections Download final draft unit

Click here to download a zipped folder of all units in this group

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012. Minor changes have been made to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent and wine specific references have been removed (so that units may be used in different contexts).

The unit code for FBPBPG3004 Perform packaging equipment changeover has also been updated to reflect the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level.

FBPBPG3001 Operate the bottle filling process Download final draft unit
FBPBPG3002 Operate the labelling process Download final draft unit
FBPBPG3003 Operate the softpack filling process Download final draft unit
FBPBPG3004 Perform packaging equipment changeover Download final draft unit

Click here to download a zipped folder of all units in this group

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012 and minor changes have been made to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.

‘Food processing’ has been removed from the unit application for the following units (so unit can be used in different environments):

  • FBPOPR2061 Use numerical applications in the workplace
  • FBPOPR2063 Apply quality systems and procedures
  • FBPOPR2064 Provide and apply workplace information

The unit FBPOPR2065 Work in confined spaces in the food and beverage industries has also had the prerequisite unit removed.

FBPOPR1003 Carry out manual handling tasks  Download final draft unit
 FBPOPR2003 Clean equipment in place Download final draft unit
 FBPOPR2004 Clean and sanitise equipment Download final draft unit
 FBPOPR2011 Conduct routine maintenance Download final draft unit
 FBPOPR2013 Apply sampling procedures Download final draft unit
 FBPOPR2016 Work in a food handling area for non-food handlers Download final draft unit
 FBPOPR2030 Operate a process control interface Download final draft unit
 FBPOPR2061 Use numerical applications in the workplace Download final draft unit
FBPOPR2063 Apply quality systems and procedures Download final draft unit
FBPOPR2064 Provide and apply workplace information Download final draft unit
FBPOPR2065 Work in confined spaces in the food and beverage industries Download final draft unit

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012 and minor changes have been made to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.

‘Food processing’ has also been removed from the unit application (so unit can be used in different environments).

FBPOPR3002 Set up a production or packaging line for operation  Download final draft unit
FBPOPR3003 Operate interrelated processes in a production system Download final draft unit
FBPOPR3004 Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system Download final draft unit

Click here to download a zipped folder of all units in this group

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012 and minor changes have been made to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.

The unit FBPPPL3005 Participate in an audit process has also had the prerequisite unit removed.

FBPPPL2001 Participate in work teams and groups Download final draft unit
FBPPPL3001 Participate in improvement processes Download final draft unit
FBPPPL3002 Report on workplace performance Download final draft unit
FBPPPL3004 Lead work teams and groups Download final draft unit
FBPPPL3005 Participate in an audit process Download final draft unit

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012 and minor changes have been made to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.

The unit codes and titles have also been updated to reflect industry changes and content (WHS).

FBPWHS2001 Participate in work health and safety processes Download final draft unit
FBPWHS2XXX Identify and control risks in own work
(Previously FBPWIN2002)
Download final draft unit

The units have been updated to meet the Standards for Training Packages 2012 and minor changes have been made to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.

The content in FBPTEC4008 Apply principles of food packaging has been updated to include beverages.

FBPTEC3002 Implement the pest prevention program Download final draft unit
FBPTEC4008 Apply principles of food packaging Download final draft unit

The following units are proposed for deletion to address duplication of units across multiple training packages. This will mean that the following two units will not transfer over to the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package.

Unit Code and Title Link to View Rationale
FDFOP2005A Work in a socially diverse environment View on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with TLIG2007 Work in a socially diverse environment
FDFOHS3001A Contribute to OHS processes View on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety

 

Register your interest in the project

By registering your interest, you will be informed of project updates.

Next stage of the project

Once industry has validated all final drafts they will be submitted to the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Reference Committee (IRC) for consideration and sign off. After final quality assurance of the drafts, they will be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) to consider and approve for publication on training.gov.au.

Finalisation

This stage has not yet commenced