Food & Beverage Processing Project

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Case for change

The food and beverage industry has experienced many key changes since 2011. These range from regulatory changes affecting food safety and manufacturing processes to trends in what consumers want to eat and drink.

Consultation with industry during 2018 indicated a need to update current qualifications to incorporate new skills and knowledge, particularly in relation to:

Traceability and food fraud: Regulations have changed in response to an increasing demand to know where a product has come from and what is in it. Workers are required to identify and assess risk, to understand and use new technologies such as block chain processes. An ability to detect and manage contaminated products and to follow appropriate procedures is increasingly important.

Contamination: This includes biological contamination (e.g. salmonella and listeria); physical contamination (e.g. needles, bandages, hairs); and chemical contamination (e.g. pesticides, cleaning chemicals, mercury). An increase in skills and knowledge required to manage contamination of food and beverage can be achieved through enhancing the assessment requirements in units related to product and equipment handling, transporting, processing, packaging, controlling and tracking stock, products and equipment.

Allergens: There has been an increasing level of regulation relating to allergens. The knowledge and skills related to risk management and mandatory product labelling have become critical skills for people producing food and beverage products for consumption by humans and animals.

Recall procedures: Statistics reported by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) indicate that the number of food and beverage recalls has increased over the past five years. All workers in this industry are required to have knowledge of the regulations, reasons and preventative actions involved.

Sustainable work practices and efficient energy consumption: The food and beverage manufacturing industry is expected to keep up with modern recycling and waste-minimisation practices, sustainable manufacturing processes and responsible consumption of energy.

Work Health and Safety: All units need to be reviewed to ensure they meet the current regulations, higher standards and profile of working safely and maintaining a healthy work environment.

Automated and digitalised manufacturing processes: Many tasks are now more automated and require skills in operating digitalised screens and equipment will be reviewed and updated.

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) approved this project, out of the 2019-2022 IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work.

Skills Impact and the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will manage this project, consistent with the 2012 Standards for Training Package Development.

Download Project Proposal (see page 22)

 

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Project Plan

A lot has changed in the food and beverage processing world in the past decade. Consumers want healthy, sustainable, organic and allergen-free foods. This is driving new innovations in the sector. Today there are more options than ever before. Consumers also care more about where their food comes from, what is in it and how it is packaged. Industry is responding to the needs of the consumer, using new technologies and systems to improve the quality and diversity of products.

The industry now has a greater need for skills and knowledge about traceability, risk management, food fraud, contamination, allergens, recall procedures, sustainability, health and safety, and automation and digitalised manufacturing. These skills are required across the production chain, for those on the processing line, through to labelling, packaging and bottling.

Project Scope

This project will review the Certificate I, II and III in Food Processing and Certificate II and III in Food Processing (Sales) and the units of competency within them. This review will consider many key changes in the industry, from regulatory changes affecting food safety and manufacturing processes to trends in what consumers want to eat and drink.

Scroll down to view the qualifications and units proposed for review. There is the option to provide initial feedback on these.

“Australian businesses are among the most innovative in the world, and together with our world-class scientists, can deliver growth in the food and agribusiness sector amid unprecedented global change. Less predictable growing conditions, increasingly global value chains and customers who demand healthier, more convenient and traceable foods are driving businesses to new ways of operating. Advances are already being made through the use of blockchain technology and the development of labels that change colour with temperature or time, or are programmed to release preservatives,” Dr Martin Cole, Deputy Director of CSIRO Agriculture and Food.

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Relevant Occupations

There are a variety of job roles in the industry and job titles are becoming more diverse and situation specific as job functions change through industry development. Job roles that can be customised to suit specific industries that relate to the qualifications include:

  • Food and Drink Packaging Worker / Supervisor
  • Food and Drink Production Worker / Technician / Supervisor
  • Food Services Sales Assistant / Salesperson / Account Manager
  • Grocery Processing Operator
  • Food Safety Systems Officer
  • Production Line Supervisor
  • Food Testing Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Production Operator.

 

Timeline

Dates are still being confirmed as part of the project scoping process. Outlined below is an initial indication of the time frames for each project stage.

June-September 2019
Initial scoping

September 2019-January 2020
Development of draft qualifications, skill sets and units

February 2020
Drafts available for broad consultation

May 2020
Validation of final drafts

June 2020
Finalisation of Training Package components

August 2020
Submission for endorsement

 

Project Team
Danni McDonaldIndustry Skills Standards Manager, Skills Impact dmcdonald@skillsimpact.com.au
Julie StratfordIndustry Engagement Manager, Skills Impact jstratford@skillsimpact.com.au
Jenni OldfieldIndustry Skills Standards Contractor

 

Stakeholder Consultation Process

A list of key stakeholder organisations has been identified for this project but we invite any interested members of the food and beverage manufacturing and processing industry to get involved.

Revised qualifications, skill sets and units will be drafted in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and their networks throughout 2019.  Draft materials will be available for feedback towards the end of this year and again for validation in May 2020. We will publish draft materials online and will hold workshops around Australia, inviting people to comment on the proposed changes

It is important that training focuses on providing a skilled and flexible workforce for the future. These qualifications, skill sets and units need to reflect real work practices. Skills Impact is interested in your views on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units and we invite you to provide comments and feedback at any stage during the project. If you are aware of another organisation that you think should be invited to participate, please contact the project team at Skills Impact.

Please register your interest in project updates and consultation opportunities by following the newsletter subscription link below. Alternatively, contact the project manager, Danni on 03 9321 3526 or dmcdonald@skillsimpact.com.au.

The Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will oversee this project, as part of their responsibilities to support engagement with the sector, and to ensure projects meet industry stakeholder needs.

 

Qualifications and Units

Below is a list of the qualifications and units that will be reviewed.

We are collecting initial feedback on these documents via our online Feedback Hub. Your feedback will help us in the review and development process. Your comments will remain anonymous. For more information, see our Privacy Policy. The feedback hub is also moderated to avoid misuse. For further details, see our Moderation Policy.

  1. Select the qualification or unit you would like to review.
  2. You will be asked to register or login (for a free account). Follow the prompts.
  3. Once logged in, you will be able to post feedback directly on the document.
  4.  Download user instructions

Prefer to email us your feedback? You can email your feedback to dmcdonald@skillsimpact.com.au

Click here to download the documents in Microsoft Word format.

 

 

Development

These days people want to know exactly where their food comes from, how it’s packaged and what’s in it. In response, the food and beverage processing industry is adopting innovations to improve traceability, control contaminants, and further automate processes.

As a result of these changes and more, the content and design of the food processing qualifications are currently being reviewed. The qualifications were last updated in 2011-2012. Since then, many of the tasks and skills required of the food processing workforce have changed due to new food safety regulations, manufacturing processes and consumer demands.

Work is underway to implement feedback received from Subject Matter Experts as part of the initial development phase. Draft qualifications and units of competency will be available in early 2020 for all stakeholders to view and provide feedback, until the end of February 2020. The draft documents will be available on this webpage for comment (under the ‘Drafts Available’ menu above). Face-to-face consultation workshops will also be held around Australia.

Consultation Workshops – Registrations Open!

The workshops give stakeholders an opportunity to discuss the draft skills standards with the Skills Impact team. Webinar sessions are planned for those unable to attend in person. During these workshops we will be presenting drafts of the documents to discuss whether the proposed changes meet the needs of industry and address required skills for food processing operators in the workplace, particularly around issues relating for traceability and allergens.

Registrations for these workshops are now open. Please feel free to register for a workshop near you by clicking the corresponding link.

Face-to-face consultation workshops

Perth WA – Tue 4 Feb 2020, 11am – 2pm (AWST) – Register here

Adelaide SA – Wed 5 Feb 2020, 11am – 2pm (ACDT) – Register here

Brisbane QLD – Tue 11 Feb 2020, 10am – 1pm (AEST) – Register here

Melbourne (north) VIC – Thu 13 Feb 2020, 11am – 2pm (AEDT) – Register here

Dandenong VIC – Mon 17 Feb 2020, 11am – 2pm (AEDT) – Register here

Devonport TAS – Wed 26 Feb 2020, 11am – 2pm (AEDT) – Register here

Ballarat VIC – Fri 28 Feb 2020, 11am – 2pm (AEDT) – Register here

Griffith NSW – Thurs 19 March 2020, 10am – 1pm (AEDT) – Register here

Sydney (west) NSW – Fri 20 March, 10am – 1pm (AEDT) – Register here

Consultation webinars

Thu 6 Feb 2020, 1 – 3pm (AEDT) – Register here

Mon 24 Feb 2020, 1 – 3pm (AEDT) – Register here

Consultation to date

Subject Matter Experts are being engaged to review the units of competency that are included within the Certificates I, II and III in Food Processing, and Food Processing (Sales) qualifications.

As one of the starting points for project consultation, the IRC also supported a survey which went to Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who have the qualifications on scope, to get a better understanding of how the qualifications are currently being delivered. The results from this survey has been helpful in identifying which Food and Beverage specialty areas were most commonly covered during delivery.

Respondents were also encouraged to give feedback on the strengths of the qualifications, as well as provide input on how the qualifications could be improved as part of this review. Other suggestions included supporting micro credentialing through the development of skill sets to help target specific training needs.

Further information about the survey and a summary of its results can be viewed in the following report.

Download RTO Survey Report

Documents under review

The responses gathered in this survey have helped to direct the next steps in the project. Units of competency being reviewed have been grouped into common sectors that were identified in the survey. Subject Matter Experts are being engaged for each group. Meetings with these experts will take place during September 2019 to identify the current and future skill needs in their specialist sectors, and check where these are addressed in units of competency. Where gaps exist, units may be changed to meet these needs or additional units developed.

Throughout September and until 25 October 2019, we invited your initial feedback on the current units of competency. Thank you to those that provided feedback. Your feedback will help us in the review and development process. Revised drafts of the reviewed documents will become available for broad consideration and feedback in February 2020 (under the ‘Drafts Available’ menu above).

If you would still like to provide comment on the documents. You are welcome to email dmcdonald@skillsimpact.com.au

Click here to download the documents in Microsoft Word format.

Note for RTOs

Many trainers have been asking why qualifications still contain the old FDF units. A project is underway to update these to the revised FBP units. Click through to read more and be involved in this process.

 

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Drafts Available

Consumer interest in the origin, contents, and packaging of food is driving innovation in the food and beverage processing industry. This has resulted in improved traceability, increased automation, and better control of contaminants. It has also affected job roles, meaning many of the tasks and skills required of the food processing workforce have changed since the qualifications were last updated in 2011-2012.

Thank you to those who provided feedback on the draft units of competency, skill sets, and qualifications that were made available on this webpage for feedback from 4 February – 29 March 2020. 

During this time, feedback was collected via the online feedback hub, seven consultation workshops, four webinars and email. The drafts, including any comments made on the feedback hub, are still available for viewing below.

Feedback will inform the work on the final drafts which are expected to be available for industry validation in May 2020. A summary of the feedback and how it was addressed in the final drafts will also be available.

Summary of Changes

Prior to being made available for review, the units, skill sets and qualifications were updated to reflect current work practices and industry needs across the sector. Five qualifications were streamlined into two, with specialisations added to the Certificate III in Food Processing. Twelve new units of competency were created, including for non-alcoholic beverage production, dairy processing, allergens, traceability, and general operational sectors. Two new skill sets were created to support skills in allergens and traceability. A new OIL sector was created to cover skills in oil refining.

All units and qualifications were reviewed with regards to their level in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and adjusted where necessary. Some units also changed sector where appropriate. All units were updated to refine Foundation Skills, Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence, and Assessment Conditions. Twenty units with low/no enrolments were also proposed for deletion. For further details of the changes and feedback that was sought download the Proposed Changes Handout

 

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Note for RTOs

Many trainers have been asking why qualifications still contain the old FDF units. A project is underway to update these to the revised FBP units. Click through to read more and be involved in this process.

Qualifications and Skill Sets

  • Five qualifications consolidated to two (one proposed for deletion, and two merged into other qualifications, with specialisations added to Certificate III in Food Processing)
  • Two new skill sets created covering allergens and traceability
  • Qualifications reviewed to check alignment of qualifications to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), and qualifications adjusted accordingly

Further details of the changes and feedback that was sought for the qualifications and skill sets is included in the Proposed Changes Handout

Code and TitleProposed Changes and Key QuestionsLink
FBP2X120 Certificate II in Food ProcessingMerges FBP20117 Certificate II in Food Processing and FBP20317 Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)

Packaging rules updated

Changes to core units

Do you support merging the Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales) into this updated Certificate II in Food Processing?

Are the job outcomes of the proposed new qualification considered the same as those in the previous version of the qualification (FBP20117 Certificate II in Food Processing)? (i.e. Are the qualifications equivalent?)

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FBP3X120 Certificate III in Food Processing

 

Merges FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing and FBP30617 Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales)

Packaging rules updated

Changes to core units

Optional specialisations added

Do you support merging the Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales) into this updated Certificate III in Food Processing?

Are the job outcomes of the proposed new qualification considered the same as those in the previous version of the qualification (FBP20117 Certificate II in Food Processing)? (i.e. Are the qualifications equivalent?)

Are the units included in each specialisation appropriate? Are there other specialisations that could be added?

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The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

FBP10117 Certificate I in Food ProcessingSuggest required skills could be covered by the Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways with Food Processing-specific electives chosen. (This information to be included in the Companion Volume: Implementation Guide.)View qualification proposed for deletion on training.gov.au

Code and TitleProposed Changes and Key QuestionsLink
FBPSSXXXX01 Manage allergens in food processingAre the units listed in the skill sets suitable for the sector requirement?

Are there any gaps in current training and assessment of food processing that could to be covered by skill set/s?

Are there other specialist requirements in food processing that could be covered by skill sets?

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FBPSSXXXX02 Check traceability of food productsView skill set

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

 

Units of Competency

  • Twelve new units have been created, including for non-alcoholic beverage production, dairy processing, allergens, traceability, and general operational sectors
  • New OIL sector created for oil refining
  • Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) alignment of units reviewed and some codes changed to reflect the correct nominal AQF level (e.g. FBPGRA2013 Blend and dispatch malt has changed to FBPGRA3XX)
  • Some units have been moved to a different sector to better indicate the coverage of the unit. This change will be noticed in the code of the unit. For example, Control contaminants and allergens in the workplace has been updated from FBPOPR3001 (OPR indicating the Operational sector) to FBPFSY3XX1 (FSY indicating the more suitable Food Safety sector)
  • Twenty units with low/no enrolments are proposed for deletion.
  • All units have had:
    • Foundation Skills clarified (and Core Skills for Work statements removed)
    • Performance Evidence clarified (particularly around volume and frequency of tasks to be performed)
    • Knowledge Evidence has been refined (with minor changes in most units)
    • Assessment Conditions made more succinct (with minor changes in most units)

Further details of the changes and feedback that was sought for the units is included in the Proposed Changes Handout

Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPBEV2XX1 Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a breweryPreviously FBPOPR2011 Identify key stages and beer production equipment in a brewery

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

Sector: Beverages (Brewing)

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FBPBEV3XX1 Operate and monitor a wort production processPreviously FBPOPR2061 Operate a wort production process

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sector: Beverages (Brewing)

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FBPBEV3XX2 Prepare and monitor beer yeast propagation processesPreviously FBPOPR2003 Prepare and monitor beer yeast propagation processes

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

Sector: Beverages (Brewing)

 

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FBPBEV3XX3 Operate and monitor a brewery fermentation processPreviously FBPOPR2016 Operate a beer maturation process

Unit merged with FBPOPR2030 Operate a brewery fermentation process

Prerequisite removed

Unit sector code and title updated to better match work task

Sector: Beverages (Brewing)

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FBPBEV3XX4 Operate and monitor a beer filtration processPreviously FBPOPR2015 Operate a beer filtration process

Unit merged with FBPOPR2013 Operate a bright beer tank process

Prerequisite removed

Unit sector code and title updated to better match work task

Sector: Beverages (Brewing)

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FBPBEV3XX5 Operate and monitor juice processingNew unit

Sector: Beverages

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FBPBEV3XX6 Control and monitor fruit washing and millingNew unit

Sector: Beverages

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The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPBPG1XX1 Pack or unpack product manuallyPreviously FBPOPR1001 Pack or unpack product manually

Updated sector code to better match unit content

Minor changes to Assessment Conditions

Sectors: Beverages, Bottling and Packaging

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FBPBPG2XX1 Operate a beverage packaging processPreviously FBPOPR2004 Operate a beer packaging process

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

Title updated and references to beer removed throughout for broader application

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FBPBPG2XX2 Operate a case packing processPreviously FBPOPR2018 Operate a case packing process

Updated sector code to better match unit content

Sectors: Bottling and Packaging (multiple sectors)

 

View unit

 

FBPBPG2XX3 Operate a form, fill and seal processPreviously FBPOPR2020 Operate a form, fill and seal process

Updated sector code to better match unit content

Sectors: Bottling and Packaging (multiple sectors)

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FBPBPG2XX4 Operate a fill and seal processPreviously FBPOPR2021 Operate a fill and seal process

Updated sector code to better match unit content

Sectors: Bottling and Packaging (multiple sectors)

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FBPBPG2XX5 Operate a high speed wrapping processPreviously FBPOPR2022 Operate a high speed wrapping process

Updated sector code to better match unit content

Sectors: Bottling and Packaging (multiple sectors)

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FBPBPG2XX6 Operate a packaging processPreviously FBPOPR2023 Operate a packaging process

Updated sector code to better match unit content

Sectors: Bottling and Packaging (multiple sectors)

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FBPBPG3XX2 Operate and monitor a carbonated beverage filling processPreviously FBPOPR2005 Operate a beer filling process

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

References to beer removed

Sectors: Bottling and Packaging (multiple sectors, including Brewing & non-alcoholic beverages)

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The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPCHE3001X Conduct cheese making operationsSector: CheeseView unit
FBPCHE3002X Carry out processing for a range of artisan cheesesPreviously FBPCHE3002 Carry out processes for a range of artisan cheeses

Sector: Cheese

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The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPCON2XX1 Operate an enrobing processPreviously FBPOPR2035 Operate an enrobing process

Unit sector code updated to match unit content

Sector: Confectionery

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FBPCON2XX2 Operate a chocolate tempering processPreviously FBPOPR2052 Operate a chocolate tempering process

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

Sector: Confectionery

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FBPCON3XX1 Operate a complex chocolate depositing processPreviously FBPCON2004 Operate a chocolate depositing or moulding process (products deposited directly onto conveyors covered by FBPOPR2033)

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit code AQF identifier updated to better match complexity of job task

Sector: Confectionery

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FBPCON3XX2 Operate and monitor a boiled confectionery processPreviously FBPCON2002 Operate a boiled confectionery process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit code AQF identifier updated to better match complexity of job task

Sector: Confectionery

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FBPCON3XX3 Operate and monitor a chocolate conching processPreviously FBPCON2003 Operate a chocolate conching process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit code AQF identifier updated to better match complexity of job task

Sector: Confectionery

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FBPCON3XX5 Operate and monitor a confectionery depositing processPreviously FBPCON2005 Operate a confectionery depositing process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit code and title updated to better match complexity of task

Sector: Confectionery

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FBPCON3XX6 Operate and monitor a granulation and compression processPreviously FBPCON2006 Operate a granulation and compression process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit code AQF identifier updated to better match complexity of job task

Sector: Confectionery

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FBPCON3XX7 Operate and monitor a panning processPreviously FBPCON2007 Operate a panning process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit code AQF identifier updated to better match complexity of job task

Sector: Confectionery

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FBPCON3XX8 Operate and monitor a chocolate refining process

 

Previously FBPCON2008 Operate a chocolate refining process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit code AQF identifier updated to better match complexity of job task

Sector: Confectionery

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FBPCON3XX9 Operate and monitor a starch moulding processPreviously FBPCON2009 Operate a starch moulding process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit code AQF identifier updated to better match complexity of job task

Sector: Confectionery

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The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPDPR3XX1 Operate and monitor a curd production and cutting processPreviously FBPDPR2003 Operate a curd production and cutting process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit code updated to better match complexity of job task

Sectors: Dairy Processing, Cheese Making

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FBPDPR3XX2 Operate and monitor a cheese pressing and moulding processPreviously FBPDPR2005 Operate a cheese pressing and moulding process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit code updated to better match complexity of job task

Sectors: Dairy Processing, Cheese Making

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FBPDPR3XX3 Operate and monitor a fermentation processPreviously FBPDPR2006 Operate a fermentation process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit code updated to better match complexity of job task

Sectors: Dairy Processing, Cheese Making

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FBPDPR3XX4 Control batch processing for powdered milk productsNew unit

Sector: Dairy Processing

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The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPEGG2001X Work on an egg grading floorPreviously FBPEGG2001 Work on an egg grading floor

Sector: Egg

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FBPEGG2002X Operate egg grading and packing floor equipmentFBPEGG2002 Operate egg grading and packing floor equipment

Prerequisite removed

Sector: Egg

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The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPFSY1001X Follow work procedures to maintain food safetyPreviously FBPFSY1001 Follow work procedures to maintain food safety

Sector: All sectors

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FBPFSY2001 Implement the food safety program and procedures (Release 2)Previously FBPFSY2001 Implement the food safety program and procedures (Release 1)

Sector: All sectors

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FBPFSY2XX1 Maintain food safety when loading, unloading and transporting foodPreviously FBPOPR2012 Maintain food safety when loading, unloading and transporting food

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

Sector: All sectors

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FBPFSY3001X Monitor the implementation of food safety and quality programsPreviously FBPFSY3001 Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs

SME feedback indicated ‘quality and food safety’ were in the wrong order throughout

Unit title updated to include ‘food safety and quality’ rather than vice versa

Sector: All sectors

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FBPFSY3002 Participate in a HACCP team (Release 2)Previously FBPFSY3002 Participate in a HACCP team (Release 1)

Dot point about different types of food safety hazards (including allergens) added to Knowledge Evidence

Sector: All sectors

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FBPFSY3XX1 Control contaminants and allergens in the workplacePreviously FBPOPR3001 Control contaminants and allergens in the workplace

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

Sector: All sectors

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FBPFSY3XX2 Participate in traceability and recall activitiesNew unit

Sector: All sectors

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FBPFSY4XX1 Perform an allergen risk reviewNew unit

Sector: All sectors

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FBPFSY4XX2 Provide accurate food allergen information to consumersNew unit

Sector: All sectors

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FBPFSY4XX4 Conduct a traceability exerciseNew unit

Sector: All sectors

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FBPFSY5XX1 Develop an allergen management planNew unit

Sector: All sectors

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FBPFSY5XX2 Design a traceability system for food productsNew unit

Sector: All sectors

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FBPFSY5XX3 Plan to mitigate food fraudNew unit

Sector: All sectors

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The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPGRA3001X Control batch processing for micronutrients or additives in grain productsPreviously FBPGRA3001 Work with micronutrients or additions in stockfeed manufacturing processes

Unit title updated to better reflect work task and make applicable to other sectors

Sectors: Grain Processing, Pet Food, Stock Feed

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FBPGRA3002X Confirm feed product meets animal nutrition requirements

 

Previously FBPGRA3002 Apply knowledge of animal nutrition principles to stockfeed product

Unit title updated to better reflect work task make applicable to other sectors

Is the GRA – Grain sector the most appropriate for this unit? This unit is also used for companion animal food – will this food always contain grains?

Sectors: Grain Processing, Pet Food, Stock Feed

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FBPGRA3XX1 Operate and monitor a liquid, mash or block stockfeed processPreviously FBPGRA2001 Operate a liquid, mash or block stockfeed process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Grain Processing, Stock Feed

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FBPGRA3XX2 Operate and monitor a grain conditioning processPreviously FBPGRA2003 Operate a grain conditioning process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Grain Processing, Stock Feed

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FBPGRA3XX3 Operate and monitor a grain cleaning processPreviously FBPGRA2004 Operate a grain cleaning process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Grain Processing, Stock Feed

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FBPGRA3XX4 Receive and handle grain in a storage areaPreviously FBPGRA2010 Handle grain in a storage area

Unit title updated to include ‘Receiving grain’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Grain Processing, Stock Feed

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FBPGRA3XX5 Operate and monitor a pelleting processPreviously FBPGRA2009 Operate a pelleting process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Grain Processing, Stock Feed

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FBPGRA3XX6 Operate and monitor a scalping and grading processPreviously FBPGRA2006 Operate a scalping and grading process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Grain Processing, Stock Feed

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FBPGRA3XX7 Prepare malted grainPreviously FBPGRA2012 Prepare malted grain

Prerequisite removed

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Beverages (Brewing), Grain Processing

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FBPGRA3XX8 Blend and dispatch maltPreviously FBPGRA2013 Blend and dispatch malt

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Beverages (Brewing), Grain Processing

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The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPOIL3XX1 Operate a degumming and neutralisation processPreviously FBPGPS2008 Operate a neutralisation process

Unit title updated to include ‘degumming’

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sector: Oil Refining

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FBPOIL3XX2 Operate and monitor a bleaching processPreviously FBPGPS2001 Operate a bleaching process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sector: Oil Refining

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FBPOIL3XX3 Operate and monitor a deodorising processPreviously FBPGPS2003 Operate a deodorising process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sector: Oil Refining

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FBPOIL3XX4 Operate and monitor a flake preparation processPreviously FBPGPS2004 Operate a flake preparation process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sector: Oil Refining

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FBPOIL3XX5 Operate and monitor a complecting processPreviously FBPGPS2002 Operate a complecting process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sector: Oil Refining

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FBPOIL3XX6 Operate and monitor a soap splitting processPreviously FBPGPS2009 Operate a soap splitting process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sector: Oil Refining

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FBPOIL3XX7 Operate and monitor an interesterification processPreviously FBPGPS2007 Operate an interesterification process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sector: Oil Refining

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FBPOIL3XX8 Operate and monitor a hydrogenation processPreviously FBPGPS2006 Operate a hydrogenation process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sector: Oil Refining

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Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPOPR1002X Operate automated washing equipmentPreviously FBPOPR1002 Operate automated washing equipment

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR1004X Prepare basic mixesPreviously FBPOPR1004 Prepare basic mixes

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR1005X Operate basic equipmentPreviously FBPOPR1005 Operate basic equipment

Sectors: Multiple (possibly all)

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FBPOPR1006X Monitor process operationPreviously FBPOPR1006 Monitor process operation

Sectors: Multiple (possibly all)

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FBPOPR1007X Participate effectively in a workplace environmentPreviously FBPOPR1007 Participate effectively in a workplace environment

Sectors: Multiple (possibly all)

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FBPOPR1008X Take and record basic measurementsPreviously FBPOPR1008 Take and record basic measurements

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR1009X Follow work procedures to maintain qualityPreviously FBPOPR1009 Follow work procedures to maintain quality

Sectors: Multiple (possibly all)

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FBPOPR2001X Work effectively in the food processing industryPreviously FBPOPR2001 Work effectively in the food processing industry

Performance Evidence section requires performance to be assessed over one shift – does this seem suitable?

Sectors: Multiple (possibly all)

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FBPOPR2002X Inspect and sort materials and productPreviously FBPOPR2002 Inspect and sort materials and product

Performance Evidence section requires performance to be assessed by inspecting and sorting at least 50 items – does this seem suitable?

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2006X Operate a bulk dry goods transfer processPreviously FBPOPR2006 Operate a bulk dry goods transfer process

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2007X Work in a freezer storage areaPreviously FBPOPR2007 Work in a freezer storage area

Performance Evidence section requires performance to be assessed over 2 hours in a freezer storage area – does this seem suitable?

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2010X Work with temperature controlled stock

 

Previously FBPOPR2010 Work with temperature controlled stock

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2017X Operate a blending, sieving and bagging processPreviously FBPOPR2017 Operate a blending, sieving and bagging process

Sectors: Multiple (including Production baking & dairy processing)

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FBPOPR2024X Operate a cooling, slicing and wrapping processPreviously FBPOPR2024 Operate a cooling, slicing and wrapping process

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2027X Measure non-bulk ingredientsPreviously FBPOPR2027 Dispense non-bulk ingredients

Title updated to better reflect job task

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2028X Operate a mixing or blending processPreviously FBPOPR2028 Operate a mixing or blending process

Note: this unit has some cross-over with FBPOPR2041X Operate a mixing or blending and cooking process. A note has been added to the Application of both units to ensure both units are not delivered as part of the same qualification, to avoid double-up.

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2029X Operate a baking processPreviously FBPOPR2029 Operate a baking process

Note: this unit does not apply to bread baking.

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2032X Apply work procedures to maintain integrity of processed productPreviously FBPOPR2032 Apply work procedures to maintain integrity of product

Unit title updated to better reflect work task

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2033X Operate a depositing processPreviously FBPOPR2033 Operate a depositing process

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2038X Operate a grinding processPreviously FBPOPR2038 Operate a grinding process

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2039X Operate a frying processPreviously FBPOPR2039 Operate a frying process

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2041X Operate a mixing or blending and cooking processPreviously FBPOPR2041 Operate a mixing or blending and cooking process

Note: this unit has some cross-over with FBPOPR2028X Operate a mixing or blending process. A note has been added to the Application of both units to ensure both units are not delivered as part of the same qualification, to avoid double-up.

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2045X Operate pumping equipmentPreviously FBPOPR2045 Operate pumping equipment

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2046X Operate a production processPreviously FBPOPR2046 Operate a production process

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2048X Pre-process raw materialsPreviously FBPOPR2048 Pre-process raw materials

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2056X Operate a freezing processPreviously FBPOPR2056 Operate a freezing process

As this unit has some cross-over with FBPOPR2059X Operate a freezing continuous process, a note has been added to the Application of both units so that they are not delivered as part of the same qualification, to avoid double-up

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2058X Operate a holding and storage processPreviously FBPOPR2058 Operate a holding and storage process

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2059X Operate a continuous freezing processPreviously FBPOPR2059 Operate a continuous freezing process

As this unit has some cross-over with FBPOPR2056X Operate a freezing process, a note has been added to the Application of both units to ensure they are not delivered as part of the same qualification, to avoid double-up

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2060X Operate an automated cutting processPreviously FBPOPR2060 Operate an automated cutting process

Emphasis on meat removed so unit can be applied across different sectors

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR2063 Clean equipment in place (Release 2)Previously FBPOPR2063 Clean equipment in place (Release 1)

Sectors: Multiple (possibly all)

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FBPOPR2064 Clean and sanitise equipment (Release 2)Previously FBPOPR2064 Clean and sanitise equipment (Release 1)

Sectors: All Sectors

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FBPOPR2070 Apply quality systems and procedures (Release 2)Previously FBPOPR2070 Apply quality systems and procedures (Release 1)

Sectors: Multiple (possibly all)

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FBPOPR2071 Provide and apply workplace information (Release 2)Previously FBPOPR2071 Provide and apply workplace information (Release 1)

Sectors: Multiple (possibly all)

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FBPOPR3002X Prepare food products using basic cooking methodsPreviously FBPOPR3002 Prepare food products using basic cooking methods

Sectors: Multiple (including Pet Food)

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FBPOPR3003X Identify cultural, religious and dietary considerations for food productionPreviously FBPOPR3003 Identify cultural, religious and dietary considerations for food production

Sectors: Multiple (possibly all)

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FBPOPR3XX1 Load and unload tankersPreviously FBPOPR2009 Load and unload tankers

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR3XX2 Participate in sensory analysesPreviously FBPOPR2014 Participate in sensory analyses

Unit sector code updated to better match work task

Sectors: Multiple (possibly all)

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FBPOPR3XX4 Operate and monitor an extrusion processPreviously FBPOPR2036 Operate an extrusion process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitor’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR3XX5 Operate interrelated processes in a production or packaging systemPreviously FBPOPR3005 Operate interrelated processes in a production system

Unit merged with FBPOPR3006 Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system

Sectors: Multiple (possibly all)

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FBPOPR3XX6 Operate and monitor a retort processPreviously FBPOPR2044 Operate a retort process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitor’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Multiple (including Pet Food)

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FBPOPR3XX7 Operate and monitor an evaporation processPreviously FBPOPR2034 Operate an evaporation process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitoring’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Multiple (including Dairy Processing)

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FBPOPR3XX8 Operate and monitor a heat treatment processPreviously FBPOPR2040 Operate a heat treatment process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitor’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Multiple (including Dairy processing and Non-alcoholic beverages)

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FBPOPR3XX9 Operate and monitor a drying processPreviously FBPOPR2042 Operate a drying process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitor’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Multiple (including Dairy processing)

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FBPOPR3X10 Operate and monitor an homogenising processPreviously FBPOPR2043 Operate an homogenising process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitor’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Multiple (including Dairy processing)

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FBPOPR3X11 Operate and monitor a separation processPreviously FBPOPR2050 Operate a separation process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitor’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Multiple (including Dairy processing)

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FBPOPR3X12 Operate and monitor a filtration processPreviously FBPOPR2037 Operate a filtration process

Merged with FBPOPR2057 Operate a membrane process

Unit title updated to include ‘monitor’

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Multiple (including non-alcoholic beverages)

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FBPOPR3X13 Plan, conduct and monitor equipment maintenanceNew unit

Note: checks were made to see if there was an existing unit in the system that would cover these skills, however none were suitable for use in a food processing environment as their AQF level was not appropriate, or the equipment referred to was too specifically non-food related

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR3X14 Receive and store raw materialsNew unit

Sectors: Multiple

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FBPOPR3X15 Operate a bulk liquid transfer processPrevious FBPOPR2008 Operate a bulk liquid transfer process

AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sector: Multiple (including Beverages and Dairy Processing)

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The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPPPL1XX1 Communicate workplace informationPreviously FBPOPR1003 Communicate workplace information

Updated sector code to better match unit content

Sectors: All Sectors

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FBPPPL2XX1 Work in a socially diverse environmentPreviously FBPOPR2073 Work in a socially diverse environment

Sector code updated to better reflect task

Sectors: All Sectors

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FBPPPL3001X Support and mentor individuals and groupsPreviously FBPPPL3001 Support and mentor individuals and groups

Sectors: All Sectors

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FBPPPL3002X Establish compliance requirements for work areaPreviously FBPPPL3002 Establish compliance requirements for work area

Sectors: All Sectors

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Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPPBK2006X Operate a griddle production processPreviously FBPPBK2006 Operate a griddle production process

Sector: Production baking

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FBPPBK2XX1 Operate a forming or shaping processPreviously FBPOPR2026 Operate a forming or shaping process

Unit merged with FBPOPR2025 Manufacture extruded and toasted products

Sector: Pet food, Production baking

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FBPPBK2XX2 Freeze and thaw doughPreviously FBPOPR2055 Freeze dough

Unit sector code and unit title updated to better match work task

Sector: Production baking

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FBPPBK3XX1 Operate and monitor a cooling and slicing processPreviously FBPPBK2001 Operate a cooling and slicing process

Unit title and AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Emphasis on cake removed

Sector: Production baking

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FBPPBK3XX2 Operate and monitor a pastry production processPreviously FBPPBK2007 Operate a pastry production process

Unit title and AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sector: Production baking

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FBPPBK3XX3 Operate and monitor a pastry forming and filling processPreviously FBPPBK2002 Operate a pastry forming and filling process

Unit title and AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sector: Production baking

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FBPPBK3XX4 Manufacture wafer productsPreviously FBPPBK2004 Manufacture wafer products

Unit AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Sectors: Confectionery, Production baking

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FBPPBK3XX5 Operate and monitor a doughnut making processPreviously FBPPBK2005 Operate a doughnut making process

Unit title and AQF level in code updated to better match complexity of work task

Emphasis on cake removed

Sectors: Production baking

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FBPPBK3XX6 Make doughNew unit

Is this title suitable? Should it be Make and prove dough?

Sector: Production baking

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Code and TitleKey Changes & QuestionsLink
FBPWHS1001 Identify safe work practices (Release 2)

 

Previously FBPWHS1001 Identify safe work practices (Release 1)

Sectors: All Sectors

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FBPWHS2001 Participate in work health and safety processes (Release 2)Previously FBPWHS2001 Participate in work health and safety processes (Release 1)

Sectors: All Sectors

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FBPWHS3001 Contribute to work health and safety processes (Release 2)Previously FBPWHS3001 Contribute to work health and safety processes (Release 1)

Sectors: All Sectors

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Consultation to date

Subject Matter Experts were engaged to review the units of competency that are included within the Certificates I, II and III in Food Processing, and Food Processing (Sales) qualifications.

As one of the starting points for project consultation, the IRC also supported a survey which went to Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who have the qualifications on scope, to get a better understanding of how the qualifications are currently being delivered. The results from this survey have been helpful in identifying which Food and Beverage specialty areas were most commonly covered during delivery.

Respondents were also encouraged to give feedback on the strengths of the qualifications, as well as provide input on how the qualifications could be improved as part of this review. Other suggestions included supporting micro credentialing through the development of skill sets to help target specific training needs.

Further information about the survey and a summary of its results can be viewed in the following report.

Download RTO Survey Report

 

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