Rice Processing Project

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Case for change

This project will transfer units of competency and qualifications currently in the ZRG05 Ricegrowers’ Co-operative Limited Enterprise Training Package to the FDF Food Processing Training Package and develop new skills sets.

Projects are established only when a Case For Change has been approved by the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC), in line with the National Schedule. Following this approval, Skills Impact and the IRC take the Training Package Project through a process that adheres to the 2012 Standards for Training Package Development.

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Project overview

Project Scope

The Government has determined that all enterprise Training Packages should be archived. Included in this process is the ZRG05 Ricegrowers’ Co-operative Limited Enterprise Training Package. This will have an adverse impact on the rice industry as access to nationally endorsed training will not be available.

The single rice processor in Australia is SunRice making them the key stakeholder. SunRice is a significant organisation in Australia comprising of 10 business entities employing 2,100 staff. In 2016 244,184 tonnes of rice were harvested contributing to a revenue of $1.3 billion.

To ensure the Training Package meets industry’s needs and expectations, the proposed components to be transferred to the FDF Food Processing Training Package will require significant review and development of skills sets.

The required work includes:

  • 3 qualifications
  • 20 units of competency
  • 2 new skill sets

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Timeline

Feb 2017
Initial Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) scoping meeting
Review process commencement

Mar 2017
Industry consultation

Jul 2017
Industry validation via Skills Impact website
Finalisation of Training Package components with TAC review

Aug 2017
Independent Quality Assurance and Access and Equity review of training package components
IRC sign-off and submission for endorsement

 

Methodology
  1. Expertise input and consultation
  2. Training Package component drafting
  3. Industry validation
  4. Independent quality assurance and access and equity review
  5. IRC Sign-off
  6. Submission for endorsement to the AISC

 

Project Team
Colin AbbottIndustry Facilitation Manager, Skills Impact cabbott@skillsimpact.com.au
Tom VassalloIndustry Skills Standards Manager, Skills Impact tvassallo@skillsimpact.com.au
Ron BarrowSkills Development Specialist, Nestor Consulting

 

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Membership
Darren RutterSunRice
Derek LiuSunRice
Maria RyanSunRice
Sharon BloomfieldSunRice
Virginia FrancoRiverina TAFE
Ben HarrisonSunRice
Glenn NewmanSunRice
Joe TrevaskisSunRice

Development

After extensive research and consultation with Subject Matter Experts from SunRice, the project team developed a proposed Certificate III in Rice Processing and 13 rice processing units of competency. Industry feedback indicated that the existing Certificate I and II in Food Processing in the FDF10 Food Processing Training Package meet the entry level requirements for rice processing skills and knowledge. Therefore, advice from industry was that the expired Certificates I and II in rice processing did not need to be redeveloped.

Consultation commenced in February 2017, a workforce functional analysis (WFA) was undertaken at SunRice Deniliquin plant with technical experts to identify the current work functions, work flows and job roles undertaken in the rice processing industry. The preliminary WFA was reviewed by Skills Impact and the SunRice team to group the skills and knowledge into draft units of competency and qualifications that reflected contemporary job roles.

Between April and June, a series of meetings were held with SunRice technical experts that included more WFA visits at two Rice Processing plants, which resulted in a draft qualification and units of competency. These materials have been reviewed again by the project team and are now ready for broader stakeholder consultation and validation. Skills Impact would like to thank SunRice for their contribution to this project.

 

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Validation

Thank you to those who participated in the validation process for the final draft Certificate III in Rice Processing and 13 rice processing units of competency. The consultation period for this validation stage of the project is now closed.

The final drafts have been forwarded to the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industry Reference Committee (IRC) for 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.

Validation means checking or proving that something is logically and factually accurate. Industry views were sought on whether the draft units and qualifications reflected the current occupational skill standards and needs of industry. The final draft units, skill sets and qualifications that were available for industry validation are listed below.

 

Units of Competency

FDGR2*** Operate a rice vitamin enrichment process
 FDFGR3*** Conduct rice harvest receivals
 FDFGR3*** Implement a rice hulling and separation process
 FDFGR3*** Implement a paddy receival and grain cleaning process
 FDFGR3***Implement a rice blending and cleaning process
 FDFGR3*** Implement a rice colour sorting process
 FDFGR3***Implement a rice flour blending and cleaning process
 FDFGR3*** Implement a rice flour break process
 FDFGR3*** Implement a flour grading process
 FDFGR3*** Implement a rice grading process
 FDFGR3*** Implement a rice product manufacturing process
 FDFGR3*** Implement a rice seed preparation and storage system
 FDFGR3*** Implement a rice whitening process

 

Qualification

FDF***** Certificate III in Rice Processing

 

 

 

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Finalisation

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved the Case for Endorsement for the updated and revised Certificate III in Rice Processing and 13 rice processing units of competency, along with a Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

The revised qualifications, skill sets and units will be released on to training.gov.au in early 2018, contained within the FBP Food Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package.

Once published on training.gov.au, they will be available for use by registered training organisations (RTOs).

The Companion Volume Implementation Guide contains key information to help registered training organisations (RTOs) implement the qualifications, skill sets and units, including the key work and training requirements in the industry; regulation and licensing implications for implementation; pathways advice; industry sectors and occupational outcomes of qualification; and advice on workplace health and safety implications.

Please find below copies of the documents that were endorsed by the AISC.

 

FBP30717 Certificate III Rice ProcessingDownload qualification

 

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

EditFBPGRA2014 Operate a rice vitamin enrichment processDownload unit
FBPGRA3005 Conduct rice harvest receivalsDownload unit
FBPGRA3006 Implement a paddy receival and grain cleaning processDownload unit
FBPGRA3007 Implement a rice blending and cleaning processDownload unit
FBPGRA3008 Implement a rice colour sorting processDownload unit
FBPGRA3009 Implement a rice flour break processDownload unit
FBPGRA3010 Implement a rice flour grading processDownload unit
FBPGRA3011 Implement a rice grading processDownload unit
FBPGRA3012 Implement a rice hulling and separation processDownload unit
FBPGRA3013 Implement a rice product manufacturing processDownload unit
FBPGRA3014 Implement a rice seed preparation and storage systemDownload unit
FBPGRA3015 Implement a rice whitening processDownload unit
EditFBPGRA3016 Implement a rice flour blending processDownload unit

 

 

 

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Release

Following endorsement by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), the final qualification and units of competency are now published on training.gov.au, which means they are available for consideration for use by registered training organisations (RTOs).

The revised qualification and units are embedded within the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package.

This project updated and revised the Certificate III in Rice Processing and 13 rice processing units to meet industry’s skill needs and requirements. They were transferred from the ZRG05 Ricegrowers’ Co-operative Limited Enterprise Training Package to the FDF Food Processing Training Package. For further details about the development of this project, please click on the green project arrows above.

Registered training organisations (RTOs) have 12 months to transition to deliver the new and updated qualification and units, from the date of publication. For more information, visit the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) website.

A Companion Volume Implementation Guide has also been produced to help training providers implement the new and revised qualification and units. This can be downloaded from VETNet.com.

Please see the Case for Endorsement for more information about the changes made:

 Download the Case for Endorsement

Please find below links to the final qualifications, skill sets and units on training.gov.au

FBP30717 Certificate III Rice ProcessingView qualification on training.gov.au

FBPGRA2014 Operate a rice vitamin enrichment processView unit on training.gov.au
FBPGRA3005 Conduct rice harvest receivalsView unit on training.gov.au
FBPGRA3006 Implement a paddy receival and grain cleaning processView unit on training.gov.au
FBPGRA3007 Implement a rice blending and cleaning processView unit on training.gov.au
FBPGRA3008 Implement a rice colour sorting processView unit on training.gov.au
FBPGRA3009 Implement a rice flour break processView unit on training.gov.au
FBPGRA3010 Implement a rice flour grading processView unit on training.gov.au
FBPGRA3011 Implement a rice grading processView unit on training.gov.au
FBPGRA3012 Implement a rice hulling and separation processView unit on training.gov.au
FBPGRA3013 Implement a rice product manufacturing processView unit on training.gov.au
FBPGRA3014 Implement a rice seed preparation and storage systemView unit on training.gov.au
FBPGRA3015 Implement a rice whitening processView unit on training.gov.au
FBPGRA3016 Implement a rice flour blending processView unit on training.gov.au

 

A companion volume has also been produced as part of this project:

  • The Companion Volume Implementation Guide contains key information to help registered training organisations (RTOs) implement the units and qualifications, including the key work and training requirements in the industry; regulation and licensing implications for implementation; pathways advice; industry sectors and occupational outcomes of qualification; and advice on workplace health and safety implications.

 

Companion Volumes

Download the Companion Volume Implementation Guide