Wine Operations Project

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Case for change

The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) issued an activity order for this project to commence, after “wine production, cellar door sales and cellar operations” was identified as a priority skill area in the 2017 Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work (see page 45). 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 45)

Project Plan

Project Scope

This project will review and update wine industry units of competency and qualifications to reflect changing industry skills requirements, especially in the area of technology.

Scroll down to view the list of units and qualifications that will be reviewed in this project, and the various skilled activities they cover.

The following factors will be considered in the review of these qualifications and units:

  • Changes to the industry that have occurred over the last ten years
  • Changes in roles, technology and anticipated changes for the next five years
  • Pathways within the wine and allied supporting industries
  • Other skills required beyond the wine-specific elements to support the wine industry
  • An ageing workforce
  • The need to provide new job entrants with suitable pathways into a wine industry career
  • The need for a higher level qualification to support pathways and career progression
  • The need for clear articulation of the professional standards of performance.

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Relevant Occupations

Wine-making assistants, vineyard staff, sales assistants, cellar door staff, cellar production staff, customer service staff, managers and supervisors across all operations.

 

Key Deliverables
  • Review and improvement of 2 existing qualifications
  • Review and improvement of 135 units of competency (wine specific and cross-sector)
  • Review and improvement of 7 skill sets
  • Potential development of 7 new units of competency
  • Potential development of 4 new skill sets

 

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
Dennis Trevarthen Skills Development Specialist, Ability Associates

 

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 and existing qualifications and units that will be reviewed as part of this project. Use the links below to view the components on training.gov.au.

We invite you to provide your input on the current units and qualifications. We would like to know of any changes (including, additions, deletions) that could be made to the components so that they meet the current skill 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

 

FDFWGG2001A Bench graft vines

FDFWGG2002A Carry out potting operations

FDFWGG2003A Hand prune vines

FDFWGG2004A Undertake irrigation systems maintenance activities

FDFWGG2005A Maintain callusing environment

FDFWGG2006A Obtain and process rootlings

FDFWGG2007A Tend containerised nursery plants

FDFWGG2008A Train vines

FDFWGG2009A Operate specialised canopy management equipment

FDFWGG2010A Field graft vines

FDFWGG2011A Install irrigation components

FDFWGG2012A Identify and treat nursery plant disorders

FDFWGG2013A Deliver injection requirements

FDFWGG2014A Operate the irrigation system

FDFWGG2015A Support mechanical harvesting operations

FDFWGG2016A Install and maintain vine trellis

FDFWGG2017A Recognise disorders and identify pests and diseases

FDFWGG2018A Operate vineyard equipment

FDFWGG2019A Perform vertebrate pest control activities

FDFWGG2020A Carry out hot water treatment

FDFWGG2021A Operate nursery cold storage facilities

FDFWGG2022A Take and process vine cuttings

FDFWGG2023A Carry out basic canopy maintenance

FDFWGG2024A Pick grapes by hand

FDFWGG2025A Plant vines by hand

FDFWGG3001A Apply chemicals and biological agents

FDFWGG3002A Coordinate canopy management activities

FDFWGG3003A Coordinate crop harvesting activities

FDFWGG3004A Coordinate nursery activities

FDFWGG3005A Perform field nursery activities

FDFWGG3006A Coordinate hand pruning activities

FDFWGG3007A Implement an irrigation schedule

FDFWGG3008A Operate a mechanical harvester

FDFWGG3009A Monitor and maintain nursery plants

FDFWGG3010A Implement a soil management program

FDFWGG3011A Perform shed nursery activities

FDFWGG3012A Monitor and control vine disorders and damage

FDFWGG3013A Operate spreading and seeding equipment

Development

Consultation workshops with Subject Matter Experts and site visits and meetings are currently being undertaken with a broad range of stakeholders and representatives of the wine operations industry to consider a variety of aspects of the qualifications and units of competency, including, relevance, technology, and duplication.

This consultation will inform the development of revised draft qualifications and units, which will be available for download and comment from this webpage in November.

Face-to-face consultation workshops will also take place at the locations and dates listed below, with a webinar planned for those unable to attend in person. 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

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

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Drafts Available

Thank you to all those who provided feedback on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency. The drafts were made available on the Skills Impact website from 21 November – 19 December 2017. A series of face-to-face consultation workshops and a webinar also took place throughout November, to early December.

Feedback was sought on whether the draft qualifications, skill sets and units reflect changing industry skills requirements, especially in the area of technology, and whether job functions are accurately described.

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

The draft qualifications, skill sets and units that were available for industry review and feedback are listed below.

Qualifications

Note that the following qualifications have been updated to reflect industry requirements:

  • FBP2XX18 Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations – This entry level qualification has been updated to provide the skills and knowledge required for activities and operations within the wine industry. It is designed to provide an overview of the wine industry and allow individuals to develop skills for pathways to higher qualifications or skill sets.
  • FBP3XX18 Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations – This qualification has been updated to provide the skills and knowledge required for vocational job roles, activities and operations within the wine industry. It allows for a generalist stream, and for sector specific specialisations.
FBP2XX18 Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations Download draft qualification
FBP3XX18 Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations Download draft qualification

 

Skill Sets

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

As part of this review, the following skill sets have been developed to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012, and industry requirements:

  • FBPSSXXXX Cellar Door Sales Skill Set – This new skill set has been developed following feedback from industry to include conducting winery and/or site tours and selling cellar door products and services. Work health and safety aspects are included in all units in this skill set.
  • FBPSSXXXX Cellar Operations Hand Skill Set – This new skill set has been developed for individuals new to cellar hand operations and those who need the skills to perform effectively in cellar hand operations. Work health and safety aspects are included in all units in this skill set.
  • FBPSSXXXX Seasonal Vineyard Hand Skill Set – Feedback from industry articulated the need for a broader skill set to include basic skills for irrigation, vine planting, pruning and training by hand, canopy maintenance, and grape picking by hand. Work health and safety aspects are included in all units in this skill set.
  • FBPSSXXXX Spirit Operations Skill Set – This new skill set has been developed with input from industry to include gas handling, transfer, and still brandy operations skills, together with skills to handle and store spirits. Work health and safety aspects are included in all units in this skill set.
  • FBPSSXXXX Vineyard Nursery Hand Skill Set – This new skill set has entry level/induction skills required by vineyard nursery hand (viticulture) within wine industry operations. Work health and safety aspects are included in all units in this skill set.
  • FBPSSXXXX Vineyard Operations Hand Skill Set – This new skill set has been developed with industry feedback regarding the need for broader pest control activities and basic chemical application and equipment operation skills. Work health and safety aspects are included in all units in this skill set.
  • FBPSSXXXX Wine Appreciation Skill Set – This new skill set focuses on wine tasting and evaluation skills. Work health and safety aspects are included in all units in this skill set.
FBPSSXXXX Cellar Door Sales Skill Set Download draft skill set
FBPSSXXXX Cellar Operations Hand Skill Set Download draft skill set
FBPSSXXXX Seasonal Vineyard Hand Skill Set Download draft skill set
FBPSSXXXX Spirit Operations Skill Set Download draft skill set
FBPSSXXXX Vineyard Nursery Hand Skill Set Download draft skill set
FBPSSXXXX Vineyard Operations Hand Skill Set Download draft skill set
FBPSSXXXX Wine Appreciation Skill Set Download draft skill set

Units of Competency

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As part of this review, the following units of competency have been updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance is 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.

Changes made to these units, during consultation with Subject Matter Experts, include:

  • new coding prefix FBP (Food, Beverage & Pharmaceutical Training Package)
  • update to content, clarification of performance and knowledge evidence
  • introduction of continuous improvement and digital machine operation.
FBPBPG2006 Operate traditional sparkling wine processes Download draft unit
FBPBPG2007 Operate the tirage and transfer process Download draft unit

 

Other Bottling and Packaging Units

There are several bottling and packaging units that are relevant to other areas of food and beverage processing. These cross-sector units were reviewed as part of the Food & Beverage Manufacturing – Cross Sector Project.

As part of this review, the following units of competency have been updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance is 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.

Changes made to these units, during consultation with Subject Matter Experts, include:

  • FBPWIN2001 Perform effectively in a wine industry workplace – This unit has a new element, performance criteria, and performance and knowledge evidence to make it more specific to the wine industry.
  • FBPWIN2003 Apply wine industry information to wine operations – This is a new unit, with new and additional information from merging and updating FDFWIN1001A Identify key operations in Wine Production and FDFWIN1002A Identify viticulture processes.
FBPWIN2001 Perform effectively in a wine industry workplace Download draft unit
FBPWIN2003 Apply wine industry information to wine operations Download draft unit

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

As part of this review, the following units of competency have been updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance is 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.

Changes made to these units, during consultation with Subject Matter Experts, include:

  • FBPCDS2001 Conduct winery and or site tours – Prerequisite requirement considered unnecessary, and therefore removed.
  • FBPCDS2002 Provide and present wine tourism information – The unit title has been changed for clarity, and content updated to include effective presentations. Prerequisite requirement considered unnecessary, and therefore removed.
  • FBPCDS2003 Evaluate wines – The unit title has been changed for clarity.
  • FBPCDS2004 Perform cellar door stock control procedure – Prerequisite requirement considered unnecessary, and therefore removed.
  • FBPCDS2005 Sell cellar door products and services – Prerequisite requirement considered unnecessary, and therefore removed.
FBPCDS2001 Conduct winery and site tours Download draft unit
FBPCDS2002 Promote wine tourism information Download draft unit
 FBPCDS2003 Evaluate wines Download draft unit
 FBPCDS2004 Perform cellar door stock control procedure Download draft unit
 FBPCDS2005 Sell cellar door products and services Download draft unit
 FBPCDS2006 Conduct a standard product tasting Download draft unit

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

As part of this review, the following units of competency have been updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance is 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.

Changes made to these units, during consultation with Subject Matter Experts, include:

  • FBPCDS3001 Evaluate wines (advanced) – Prerequisite requirement considered as necessary, and therefore retained.
  • FBPCDS3XX1 Plan and deliver a wine tasting event – This is a new unit to replace FDFCD3002A Conduct a specialised product tasting, and include event planning skills and knowledge.
FBPCDS3001 Evaluate wines (advanced) Download draft unit
FBPCDS3003 Coordinate winery hospitality activities Download draft unit
FBPCDS3XX1 Plan and deliver a wine tasting event Download draft unit

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

As part of this review, the following units of competency have been updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance is 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.

During consultation with Subject Matter Experts, the prerequisite requirement was considered unnecessary and therefore removed from each of these units:

  • FBPCEL2001 Perform oak handling activities
  • FBPCEL2002 Perform fermentation operations
  • FBPCEL2003 Operate the ion exchange process
  • FBPCEL2005 Operate the pressing process
  • FBPCEL2007 Prepare and monitor wine cultures
  • FBPCEL2011 Perform heat exchange operations
  • FBPCEL2014 Operate the rotary vacuum filtration process
  • FBPCEL2015 Perform must draining operations
  • FBPCEL2016 Operate the crushing process

Following industry advice, this unit is based on new technology:

  • FBPCEL2XX1 Operate the crossflow filtration process
FBPCEL2001 Perform oak handling activities Download draft unit
FBPCEL2002 Perform fermentation operations Download draft unit
FBPCEL2003 Operate the ion exchange process Download draft unit
FBPCEL2005 Operate the pressing process Download draft unit
FBPCEL2007 Prepare and monitor wine cultures Download draft unit
FBPCEL2011 Perform heat exchange operations Download draft unit
FBPCEL2013 Operate the pressure leaf filtration process Download draft unit
FBPCEL2014 Operate the rotary vacuum filtration process Download draft unit
FBPCEL2015 Perform must draining operations Download draft unit
FBPCEL2016 Operate the crushing process Download draft unit
FBPCEL2017 Prepare and make additions and finings Download draft unit
FBPCEL2018 Carry out inert gas handling operations Download draft unit
FBPCEL2019 Carry out transfer operations Download draft unit
FBPCEL2020 Prepare and wax tanks Download draft unit
FBPCEL2XX1 Operate the crossflow filtration process Download draft unit

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

As part of this review, the following units of competency have been updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance is 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.

During consultation with Subject Matter Experts, the prerequisite requirement was considered unnecessary and therefore removed from each of these units:

  • FBPCEL3001 Perform second distillation (pot still brandy) operations
  • FBPCEL3002 Operate the continuous clarification by separation (flotation) process
  • FBPCEL3003 Operate the concentration process
  • FBPCEL3004 Perform de-aromatising, de-alcoholising or de-sulphuring operations 
  • FBPCEL3005 Perform rectification (continuous still) operations
  • FBPCEL3006 Perform single column lees stripping (continuous still brandy) operations
  • FBPCEL3007 Operate clarification by separation (centrifugation) process
  • FBPCEL3008 Perform dual column distillation (continuous still brandy) operations
  • FBPCEL3009 Perform first distillation (pot still brandy) operations
  • FBPCEL3010 Operate the fine filtration process
  • FBPCEL3011 Handle and store spirits

Following industry advice, these units are based on new technology:

  • FBPCEL3XX1 Operate the reverse osmosis process
  • FBPCEL3XX2 Operate the decanter process
FBPCEL3001 Perform second distillation (pot still brandy) operations Download draft unit
FBPCEL3002 Operate the continuous clarification by separation (flotation) process Download draft unit
FBPCEL3003 Operate the concentration process Download draft unit
FBPCEL3004 Perform de-aromatising, de-alcoholising or de-sulphuring operations Download draft unit
FBPCEL3005 Perform rectification (continuous still) operations Download draft unit
FBPCEL3006 Perform single column lees stripping (continuous still brandy) operations Download draft unit
FBPCEL3007 Operate clarification by separation (centrifugation) process Download draft unit
FBPCEL3008 Perform dual column distillation (continuous still brandy) operations Download draft unit
FBPCEL3009 Perform first distillation (pot still brandy) operations Download draft unit
FBPCEL3010 Operate the fine filtration process Download draft unit
FBPCEL3011 Handle and store spirits Download draft unit
FBPCEL3XX1 Operate the reverse osmosis process Download draft unit
FBPCEL3XX2 Operate the decanter process Download draft unit

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

As part of this review, the following units of competency have been updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance is 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.

During consultation with Subject Matter Experts, the prerequisite requirement was considered unnecessary and therefore removed from each of these units:

  • FBPLAB2001 Perform basic analytical tests
  • FBPLAB2002 Perform basic microbiological tests
  • FBPLAB2004 Prepare laboratory solutions and stains
  • FBPLAB2005 Prepare and pour culture media
  • FBPLAB2006 Record laboratory data
  • FBPLAB2012 Maintain aseptic environment
FBPLAB2001 Perform basic analytical tests Download draft unit
FBPLAB2002 Perform basic microbiological tests Download draft unit
FBPLAB2004 Prepare laboratory solutions and stains Download draft unit
FBPLAB2005 Prepare and pour culture media Download draft unit
FBPLAB2006 Record laboratory data Download draft unit
FBPLAB2011 Use basic laboratory equipment Download draft unit
FBPLAB2012 Maintain aseptic environment Download draft unit

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

As part of this review, the following units of competency have been updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance is 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.

During consultation with Subject Matter Experts, the prerequisite requirement was considered unnecessary and therefore removed from each of the units listed below.

The following unit titles have been updated to match intent of unit, and for clarity.

  • FBPLAB3004 Check and maintain readiness of wine testing equipment has been changed to FBPLAB3004 Maintain wine testing equipment
  • FBPLAB3003 Perform routine troubleshooting procedures has been changed to FBPLAB3003 Investigate out-of-standard wine equipment and processes
FBPLAB3001 Use computer technology for laboratory applications Download draft unit
FBPLAB3002 Perform non-routine or specialised tests Download draft unit
FBPLAB3003 Investigate out-of-standard wine equipment and processes Download draft unit
FBPLAB3004 Maintain wine testing equipment Download draft unit
FBPLAB3005 Perform instrumental tests or procedures on wine samples Download draft unit
FBPLAB3006 Standardise laboratory solutions Download draft unit
FBPLAB3007 Analyse laboratory data Download draft unit
FBPLAB3008 Perform packaging quality control procedures Download draft unit
FBPLAB3009 Prepare product or show samples Download draft unit

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

As part of this review, the following units of competency have been updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance is 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.

After consultation with Subject Matter Experts, these units have major updates to content:

  • FBPVIT2002 Carry out potting operations
  • FBPVIT2005 Maintain callusing environment
  • FBPVIT2020 Carry out hot water treatment
  • FBPVIT2021 Operate nursery cold storage facilities
  • FBPVIT2025 Plant vines by hand
FBPVIT2001 Bench graft vines Download draft unit
FBPVIT2002 Carry out potting operations Download draft unit
FBPVIT2005 Maintain callusing environment Download draft unit
FBPVIT2006 Obtain and process rootlings Download draft unit
FBPVIT2007 Tend containerised nursery plants Download draft unit
FBPVIT2010 Field graft vines Download draft unit
FBPVIT2012 Identify and treat nursery plant disorders Download draft unit
FBPVIT2020 Carry out hot water treatment Download draft unit
FBPVIT2021 Operate nursery cold storage facilities Download draft unit
FBPVIT2025 Plant vines by hand Download draft unit

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

As part of this review, the following units of competency have been updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance is 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.

After consultation with Subject Matter Experts, the unit title for FBPVIT3005 Perform field nursery activities has been updated to FBPVIT3005 Maintain field nursery, to match intent of unit and for clarity.

FBPVIT3005 Maintain field nursery Download draft unit
FBPVIT3009 Monitor and maintain nursery plants Download draft unit
FBPVIT3011 Perform shed nursery activities Download draft unit
FBPVIT3013 Operate spreading and seeding equipment Download draft unit

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

As part of this review, the following units of competency have been updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance is 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.

After consultation with Subject Matter Experts, these units have major updates to content:

  • FBPVIT2018 Operate vineyard equipment
  • FBPVIT2019 Perform pest control activities – This unit is a rewrite of FDFWGG2019A to include weeds, vertebrates and invertebrates.
FBPVIT2003 Hand prune vines Download draft unit
FBPVIT2008 Train vines Download draft unit
FBPVIT2015 Support mechanical harvesting operations Download draft unit
FBPVIT2016 Install and maintain vine trellis Download draft unit
FBPVIT2017 Recognise disorders and identify pests and diseases Download draft unit
FBPVIT2018 Operate vineyard equipment Download draft unit
FBPVIT2019 Perform pest control activities Download draft unit
FBPVIT2022 Take and process vine cuttings Download draft unit
FBPVIT2023 Carry out basic canopy maintenance Download draft unit
FBPVIT2024 Pick grapes by hand Download draft unit

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

As part of this review, the following units of competency have been updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Performance Criteria has been updated and a table identifying underlying foundation skills that are essential for performance is 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.

After consultation with Subject Matter Experts, a new unit for FBPVIT3XX1 Coordinate vineyard operations was developed to replace FDFWGG3002A Coordinate canopy management activities, FDFWGG3003A Coordinate crop harvesting activities, FDFWGG3004A Coordinate nursery activities, and FDFWGG3006A Coordinate hand pruning activities.

FBPVIT3008 Operate a mechanical harvester Download draft unit
FBPVIT3010 Implement a soil management program Download draft unit
FBPVIT3012 Monitor and control vine disorders and damage Download draft unit
FBPVIT3014 Operate specialised canopy management equipment Download draft unit
FBPVIT3XX1 Coordinate vineyard operations Download draft unit

Unit title Link to view Rationale
FDFCD3002A Conduct a specialised product tasting View on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion due to being replaced by FDFCDS3XX1 Plan and deliver a wine tasting event.
FDFWIN1001A Identify key operations in Wine Production View on training.gov.au These two units are proposed for deletion as they have been merged and updated to create new unit FBPWIN2003 Apply wine industry information to wine operations.
FDFWIN1002A Identify viticulture processes View on training.gov.au
FDFWGG3002A Coordinate canopy management activities View on training.gov.au These four units are proposed for deletion as they have been merged and updated to create the new unit FBPWGG3xx1 Coordinate vineyard operations.
FDFWGG3003A Coordinate crop harvesting activities View on training.gov.au
FDFWGG3004A Coordinate nursery activities View on training.gov.au
FDFWGG3006A Coordinate hand pruning activities View on training.gov.au

 

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Validation

Thank you to those who participated in the validation process. Two rounds of validation took place for the final draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency relating to wine operations.

The first round of validation took place between 9 – 26 February 2018. After receiving feedback from stakeholders that further changes were required to the final drafts in order to meet industry needs, Skills Impact conducted further consultation with stakeholders to revise the documents. The final drafts were revised to meet these needs, as well as the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. A stakeholder teleconference was held on 28 February; a unit survey took place between March – April; and a workshop was held in Adelaide on 12 April, with 15 participants from industry and training providers, to resolve some of the issues arising from the validation. The documents were then published on this webpage for a second round of broad validation (between 6 April – 10 May 2018).

The final drafts will shortly progress through to the Finalisation stage of the project, which includes quality assurance of the documents and review and feedback from the State/Territory Training Authorities, before the final drafts are 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.

To view the final draft qualifications, skill sets and units that were made available for industry feedback and comment in the first round of validation, click here. Listed below are the final draft qualifications, skill sets and units that were available in the second round of validation.

A summary of the feedback received during the first validation round (from 9 – 26 February 2018) and a description of its consideration and application in the revised drafts can also be downloaded below.

Validation means checking and confirming that the documents are logical and factually accurate.

Stakeholder views were sought on whether the revised qualifications and the related skill sets and units reflect the current occupational skill standards and needs of industry.

 

Qualifications

Qualification Code and Title Proposed Changes Link to Download
 FBP2XX18 Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations
  • Total number of units required to achieve the qualification reduced from 15 to 13
  • Changes to packaging rules:
    • to both core and elective units
    • specialisations no longer listed on Statement of Attainment
    • The number of imported units outside of the qualification increased from 1 to 2
Download final draft qualification
 FBP3XX18 Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations
  • Changes to the packaging rules:
    • to both core and elective units
    • 12 units currently coded to reflect Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 2 outcomes have been redesigned to reflect the outcomes of AQF level 3 and are listed as electives in the Certificate III
    • The number of imported units outside of the qualification increased from 1 to 2
    • The number of listed electives in Group F General increased from 10 to 33
Download final draft qualification

 

Skill Sets

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Skill Set Code and Title Proposed Changes Link to Download
 FBPSSXXXX Bottling and Packaging Operator Skill Set Minor editorial changes Download final draft skill set
 FBPSSXXXX Cellar Door Sales Skill Set
  • Conduct winery site tours unit removed from Skill set
  • Minor editorial changes
Download final draft skill set
 FBPSSXXXX Cellar Operations Induction Skill Set
  • Clean and sanitise equipment unit added to skill set
  • Title changed and minor editorial changes
Download final draft skill set
 FBPSSXXXX Seasonal Vineyard Hand Skill Set
  • Units removed
  • Units added, including BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
  • Minor editorial changes
Download final draft skill set
 FBPSSXXXX Spirit Operations Skill Set
  • Carry out inert gas handling operations unit removed from skill set
  • Minor editorial changes
Download final draft skill set
 FBPSSXXXX Vineyard Nursery Hand Skill Set
  • Units removed
  • Units added, including BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety
  • Minor editorial changes
Download final draft skill set
 FBPSSXXXX Vineyard Operations Hand Skill Set
  • BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety unit added
  • Minor editorial changes
Download final draft skill set
FBPSSXXXX Wine Hospitality Skill Set Minor editorial changes Download final draft skill set

 

 

Units of Competency

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Unit Code and Title Proposed Changes Link to Download
FBPBPG2001 Operate the bottle supply process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
Download final draft unit
FBPBPG2002 Operate the carton erection process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
Download final draft unit
FBPBPG2003 Operate the carton packing process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
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FBPBPG2005 Operate the electronic coding process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
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FBPBPG2009 Operate the bottle capsuling process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
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FBPBPG2010 Operate manual bottling and packaging processes
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
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FBPBPG2011 Operate the palletising process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
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FBPBPG2XXX Perform basic packaging tests and inspections
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
  • Recoded to the bottling and packaging sector (BPG)
  • Prerequisite has been removed
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FBPBPG3XXX Operate the bottle sealing process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPBPG3XXX Operate the tirage and transfer process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPBPG3XXX Operate traditional sparkling wine processes
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPBPG3001 Operate the bottle filling process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
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FBPBPG3002 Operate the labelling process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
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FDFBPG3003 Operate the softpack filling process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
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FBPBPG3XXX Perform packaging equipment changeover
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012. 
  • Minor changes to the Performance Criteria to clarify intent.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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Unit Code and Title Proposed Changes Link to Download
FBPWIN2001 Perform effectively in a wine industry workplace
  • Updated to meet Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • New Element 4 – Element 6 incorporated into Element 4.
  • Modifications to Performance Criteria and Elements to clarify requirements.
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FBPWIN2XXX Communicate wine industry information
  • New redesigned unit based on merging and update of FDFWIN1001A and FDFWIN1002A.
  • New title to reflect the job role. Title supports an introduction to the wine operations industry for basic wine grape growing (viticulture), cellar operations (winemaking) and cellar door sales.
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FBPCDS2XXX Conduct sensory evaluation of wine
  • Change in unit title from ‘Evaluate wines (standard)’ to ‘Conduct sensory evaluation of wine’ for clarity.
  • Updated Application Statement to confirm skills and knowledge requirements for the unit.
  • Element 2 expanded to include Identification of key styles and grape varieties using sensory evaluation techniques.
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FBPCDS2002 Provide and present wine tourism information
  • Updated to meet Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Change of title from ‘Promote wine tourism information’ to ‘Provide and present wine tourism information‘ for clarity.
  • Changed Application Statement to confirm unit requirements of providing tourist information to winery visitors about wine products, wine growing, local history, and workplace facilities.
  • Added aspect of effective presentations.
  • Removed prerequisites as they are no longer required by industry.
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FBPCDS2004 Perform cellar door stock control procedure
  • Updated to meet Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Updated Performance Evidence to include:
    • Received, unpacked, checked, processed, labelled and stored at least one incoming stock order
    • Carried out routine rotation procedures
    • Participated in at least one routine stocktake
    • Monitored stock levels and reordered stock
    • Processed stock return to a supplier.
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FBPCDS2005 Sell cellar door products and services
  • Updated to meet Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor revisions for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisites as no longer required by industry.
  • Changed Performance Evidence statement from ‘two customers’ to ‘two separate product types’.
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FBPCDS2006 Conduct a standard product tasting
  • Updated to meet Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisites as no longer required by industry.
  • Minor changes to Application Statement to confirm unit content to plan, prepare and conduct standard product samples and tastings for wine and/or spirits.
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FBPCDS3XXX Plan and deliver a wine tasting event
  • Unit developed and expanded to replace the deleted unit FDFCD3002A Conduct a specialised product tasting.
  • Redesigned unit using content from the previous unit to incorporate event planning performance, skills and knowledge for planning and delivering a wine tasting event
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FBPCDS3XXX Conduct winery and site tours
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes for clarity, and to Application Statement.
  • Changed Performance Evidence statement from ‘eight visitors’ to ‘tour group’.
  • Removal of prerequisites as no longer required by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCDS3001 Evaluate wines (advanced)
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements for clarity.
  • Retained FBPCDS2003 as a pre-requisite, as this unit is dependant on the knowledge content required in that unit.
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FBPCDS3003 Coordinate winery hospitality activities
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity of task requirements.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
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FBPCEL2001 Perform oak handling activities
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisites as no longer required by industry.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence to confirm activities for oak treatment, stacking and securing oak vessels.
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FBPCEL2002 Perform fermentation operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence adjusted to confirm monitoring requirements of the fermentation process.
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FBPCEL2003 Operate the ion exchange process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence adjusted to confirm stages and changes which occur during ion exchange process and the effect of process stages on the end product, quality characteristics and uses of ion exchange product and materials
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FBPCEL2011 Perform heat exchange operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity and to confirm steps to prepare the heat exchange process for operation (Element 1).
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
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FBPCEL2015 Perform must draining operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Minor changes to Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence regarding preparing for must draining operations (Element 1).
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FBPCEL2016 Operate the crushing process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
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FBPCEL2017 Prepare and make additions and finings
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Changes to Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence regarding starting equipment to ensure the product is mixing followed by make addition or fining to the product as per company procedure.
  • Performance Evidence changed to make at least five different additions or finings instead of at least one.
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FBPCEL2018 Carry out inert gas handling operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Some changes to Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence to confirm inert gas handling requirements
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FBPCEL2019 Carry out transfer operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity regarding preparing the transfer process for operation (Element 1).
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FBPCEL2020 Prepare and wax tanks
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence adjusted to confirm process requirements for waxing tanks.
  • Legislative requirements relating to confined space entry and hot work controls confirmed in Application.
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FBPCEL3XXX Operate the reverse osmosis process
  • New unit based on new technology as advised by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCEL3XXX Operate the decanter process
  • New unit based on new technology as advised by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCEL3XXX Operate the crossflow filtration process
  • New unit based on new technology as advised by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCEL3XXX Operate the pressing process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to clarify Elements and Performance Criteria.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCEL3XXX Operate an earth filtration process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCEL3XXX Operate the rotary vacuum filtration process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisites as no longer required by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCEL3XXX Prepare and monitor wine cultures
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCEL3001 Perform second distillation (pot still brandy) operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
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FBPCEL3002 Operate the continuous clarification by separation (flotation) process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria to clarify:
    • Setting up and starting the filtration process
    • Monitoring the filtration process
    • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry
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FBPCEL3003 Operate the concentration process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria to clarity main controls used in the concentration process.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
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FBPCEL3004 Perform de-aromatising, de-alcoholising or de-sulphuring operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to elements and performance criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
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FBPCEL3005 Perform rectification (continuous still) operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
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FBPCEL3XXX Perform single column lees stripping (continuous still brandy) operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCELXXX Operate clarification by separation (centrifugation) process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCEL3XXX Perform dual column distillation (continuous still brandy) operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCEL3XXX Perform first distillation (pot still brandy) operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCEL3XXX Operate the fine filtration process
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Some changes to Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence to confirm activities required to prepare the fine filtration process for operation.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPCEL3XXX Handle and store spirits
  • New title changed from ‘Handle spirits’ to ‘Handle and store spirits.
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Some changes to Performance Criteria, Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence to incorporate requirements for storage.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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Wine Grape Growing units (previously coded FDFWGG) have been recoded as FBPVIT, where VIT represents the term ‘Viticulture’.  The term ‘Viticulture’ has been identified by industry stakeholders to better align with terminology currently used in the wine industry, compared with ‘Wine Grape Growing’.

Unit Code and Title Proposed Changes Link to Download
FBPVIT2XXX Bench graft vines
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor update to the content of the unit.
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FBPVIT2XXX Carry out potting operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria.
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FBPVIT2XXX Hand prune vines
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor update to content, including Elements and Performance Criteria to clarify intent and match Performance Evidence.
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FBPVIT2XXX Maintain callusing environment
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor update to content, including Elements and Performance Criteria to clarify intent and match Performance Evidence.
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FBPVIT2XXX Obtain and process rootlings
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor update to content, including Elements and Performance Criteria to clarify intent and match Performance Evidence.
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FBPVIT2XXX Tend containerised nursery plants
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor update to content, including Elements and Performance Criteria to clarify intent and match Performance Evidence.
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FBPVIT2XXX Train vines
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
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FBPVIT2XXX Identify and treat nursery plant disorders
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
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FBPVIT2XXX Support mechanical harvesting operations
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Changes to Performance Criteria to better define performance.
  • Removal of prerequisites as no longer required by industry
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FBPVIT2XXX Recognise disorders and identify pests and diseases
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Updated Application with new WHS statement.
  • Minor update to content, including Elements and Performance Criteria to clarify intent and match Performance Evidence.
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FBPVIT2XXX Operate vineyard equipment
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
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FBPVIT2XXX Perform pest control activities
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • FBPVIT2XXX Perform pest control activities is a rewrite of FDFWGG2019A adding in weeds, vertebrate and invertebrate.
  • New title, formerly ‘Perform vertebrate pest control activities’.
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FBPVIT2XXX Carry out hot water treatment
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
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FBPVIT2XXX Operate nursery cold storage facilities
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
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FBPVIT2XXX Take and process vine cuttings
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
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FBPVIT2XXX Carry out basic canopy maintenance
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
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FBPVIT2XXX Pick grapes by hand
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
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FBPVIT2XXX Plant vines by hand
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Changes to Elements Performance Criteria to clarify outcomes and confirm use of equipment and recognising health and non-conformances with cuttings and rootlings.
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Wine Grape Growing units (previously coded FDFWGG) have been recoded as FBPVIT, where VIT represents the term ‘Viticulture’.  The term ‘Viticulture’ has been identified by industry stakeholders to better align with terminology currently used in the wine industry, compared with ‘Wine Grape Growing’.

Unit Code and Title Proposed Changes Link to Download
FBPVIT3XXX Maintain field nursery
  • New unit title for clarity, formerly ‘Perform field nursery activities’.
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code and title changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
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FBPVIT3XXX Operate a mechanical harvester
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Adjustments to Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence to confirm operation of mechanical harvester to meet harvesting requirements.
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FBPVIT3XXX Monitor and maintain nursery plants
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisites as no longer required by industry.
  • Minor update to content, including new Performance Criteria to clarify intent and match Performance Evidence regarding the determination of watering requirements.
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FBPVIT3XXX Field graft vines
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria to clarity Performance Evidence to state ‘safely and effectively grafted vines in the field on at least two separate occasions’.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPVIT3XXX Implement a soil management program
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity and to include documentation of soil management program.
  • Removal of prerequisites as no longer required by industry.
  • Minor update to content to clarify intent and match Performance Evidence.
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FBPVIT3XXX Install and maintain vine trellis
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Minor update to content, including Performance Evidence to include ‘individual has safely and effectively installed and maintained vine trellis at least twice’.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPVIT3XXX Perform shed nursery activities
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria to clarify intent and match Performance Evidence.
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FBPVIT3XXX Monitor and control vine disorders and damage
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Minor update to clarify intent and match Performance Evidence which now states ‘individual has identified and treated vine disorders and damage on at least two separate occasions’.
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FBPVIT3XXX Operate spreading and seeding equipment
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Code changed to reflect industry sector.
  • Minor changes to Elements and Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Performance Evidence updated to state ‘has safely and effectively set up, operated and shut down seed spreading equipment’.
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FBPVIT3XXX Operate specialised canopy management equipment
  • Updated to meet the Standards for Training Package Development 2012.
  • Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity.
  • Removal of prerequisite as no longer required by industry.
  • Unit code updated to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 3 to reflect the complexity of competency.
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FBPVIT3XXX Coordinate vineyard operations
  • New unit to replace FDFWGG3002A Coordinate canopy management activities, 3003A Coordinate crop harvesting activities, 3004A Coordinate nursery activities and 3006A Coordinate hand pruning activities.
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Units Proposed for Deletion

It is proposed to delete the existing FDF Laboratory units (coded FDFLAB) as these units duplicate the outcomes of units available in the MSL Laboratory Operations Training Package. Consultation with wine industry stakeholders supports the deletion of the FDFLAB units and their replacement in the Wine Operations qualifications, as these stakeholders consider the MSL units to be of a better quality and better suited to laboratory work in the wine industry.

Unit Code and Title Link to View Rationale
FDFLAB2001A Perform basic analytical tests View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with MSL973001 Perform basic tests.
FDFLAB2002A Perform basic microbiological tests  View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with MSL973001 Perform basic tests and MSL973007 Perform microscopic examination.
FDFLAB2004A Prepare laboratory solutions and stains  View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with MSL973002 Prepare working solutions.
FDFLAB2005A Prepare and pour culture media  View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with MSL973003 Prepare culture media.
FDFLAB2006A Record laboratory data  View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with MSL922001 Record and present data.
FDFLAB2007A Standardise laboratory solutions  View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with MSL974001 Prepare, standardise and use solutions
FDFLAB2008A Analyse laboratory data  View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with MSL924001 Process and interpret data
FDFLAB2009A Perform packaging quality control procedures View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with FBPBPG2XXX Perform basic packaging tests and inspections.

Please note:  FBPBPG2XXX is currently being developed and a final draft can be reviewed under ‘Bottling and Packaging Units – Level Two’

FDFLAB2010A Prepare product or show samples View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion because there is no recorded delivery.
FDFLAB2011A Use basic laboratory equipment View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with MSL973001 Perform basic tests.
FDFLAB2012A Maintain aseptic environment View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with MSL973004 Perform aseptic techniques.
FDFLAB3001A Use computer technology for laboratory applications View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with MSL924002 Use laboratory application software.
FDFLAB3002A Perform non-routine or specialised tests View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion, because of very low delivery numbers (2014 – Nil, 2015 – 7, not listed for VETiS)
FDFLAB3003A Perform routine troubleshooting procedures View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion, because of very low delivery numbers (2014 – Nil, 2015 – 7, not listed for VETiS)
FDFLAB3004A Check and maintain readiness of wine testing equipment View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with MSL933004 Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance.
FDFLAB3005A Perform instrumental tests or procedures on wine samples View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion and replaced with MSL973001 Perform basic tests.

 

The following units have been proposed for deletion, as described throughout the project consultation phases, due to content merging with existing units or replacement with new units. Information is provided in the table below.

Stakeholder feedback has supported the following changes. If you have any further feedback please email rgeldard@skillsimpact.com.au

Unit Code and Title Link to View Replaced by
FDFWGG3002A Coordinate canopy management activities View unit on training.gov.au New unit FBPVIT3XXX Coordinate vineyard operations

FBPVIT3XXX Coordinate vineyard operations has been developed to reflect current Industry practices

Content from FDFWGG3002A, FDFWGG3003A, FDFWGG3004A and FDFWGG3006A has been merged to create this unit

FDFWGG3003A Coordinate crop harvesting activities  View unit on training.gov.au New unit FBPVIT3XXX Coordinate vineyard operations

FBPVIT3XXX Coordinate vineyard operations has been developed to reflect current Industry practices

Content from FDFWGG3002A, FDFWGG3003A, FDFWGG3004A and FDFWGG3006A has been merged to create this unit

FDFWGG3004A Coordinate nursery activities  View unit on training.gov.au New unit FBPVIT3XXX Coordinate vineyard operations

FBPVIT3XXX Coordinate vineyard operations has been developed to reflect current Industry practices

Content from FDFWGG3002A, FDFWGG3003A, FDFWGG3004A and FDFWGG3006A has been merged to create this unit

FDFWGG3006A Coordinate hand pruning activities  View unit on training.gov.au New unit FBPVIT3XXX Coordinate vineyard operations

FBPVIT3XXX Coordinate vineyard operations has been developed to reflect current Industry practices

Content from FDFWGG3002A, FDFWGG3003A, FDFWGG3004A and FDFWGG3006A has been merged to create this unit

FDFCD3002A Conduct a specialised product tasting  View unit on training.gov.au New unit FBPCDS3XXX Plan and deliver a wine tasting event developed to replace the FDFCD3002A Conduct a specialised product tasting with revised content
FDFWIN1001A Identify key operations in wine production  View unit on training.gov.au New unit FBPWIN2XXX Communicate wine industry information

Content from FDFWIN1001A and FDFWIN1002A merged to create new unit FBPWIN2XXX Communicate wine industry information

FDFWIN1002A Identify viticulture processes View unit on training.gov.au New unit FBPWIN2XXX Communicate wine industry information

Content from FDFWIN1001A and FDFWIN1002A merged to create new unit FBPWIN2XXX Communicate wine industry information

 

The proposal to delete these additional units will result in their removal from the training package altogether. They are to be replaced with existing AHC units of competency as designed in the table below.

Other viticulture/wine grape growing units that were proposed for deletion and replacement with AHC units have now been reinstated in the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package.

Unit Code and Title Link to View Rationale
FDFWGG2004A Undertake irrigation systems maintenance activities View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion due to being replaced with AHCIRG215 Assist with low volume irrigation operations and AHCIRG217 Assist with pressurised irrigation operations.
FDFWGG2011A Install irrigation components  View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion due to being replaced with AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems.
FDFWGG2013A Deliver injection requirements  View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion due to being replaced with AHCIRG326 Operate irrigation injection equipment.
FDFWGG2014A Operate the irrigation system  View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion due to being replaced by AHCIRG325 Operate irrigation technology.
FDFWGG3007A Implement an irrigation system  View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion due to being replaced by AHCIRG327 Implement an irrigation schedule, AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems and AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems.
FDFWGG3001A Apply chemicals and biological agents  View unit on training.gov.au This unit is proposed for deletion due to being replaced by AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision, AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals and AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals.

 

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Finalisation

The final draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency are currently undergoing an edit and equity and independent quality assurance process. Part of this process involves the Industry Reference Committee (IRC) providing support for the final documents. Once this process has been completed, the qualifications, skill sets and units will be forwarded to the State/Territory Training Authorities (STAs/TTAs) for their consideration and to seek their support for submission to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).

Comments from the STAs/TTAs will be reviewed before the final drafts are forwarded to the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical IRC and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing IRC. After consideration and signoff by the IRC, the final drafts will be submitted to the AISC as part of the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package version 2.0 Case for Endorsement, for their consideration. This Case for Endorsement also includes units, qualifications and skill sets reviewed as part of the Wine Operations project, the Food & Beverage Manufacturing- Cross Sector project, and the Food Science and Technology project.

The Case for Endorsement will provide information about what changes have been made to the Training Package including, where relevant, information on new or updated units, skill sets and qualifications. It will also outline who has been consulted and provided feedback throughout the project, why the changes were made, and what the implications of the changes are. 

A Companion Volume Implementation Guide is also being produced as part of this project. It will contain key information to help registered training organisations (RTOs) implement the units, skill sets 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.

What is involved in the Edit and Equity and Quality Assurance Process? 

The final draft units of competency, skill sets and qualifications are reviewed to ensure they are of high quality and comply with the Standards for Training Packages 2012, the Training Package Products Policy and the Training Package Development and endorsement Process Policy. This process ensures that any barriers to training have been identified, acknowledged, addressed and reduced as far as possible, to enable people to gain the skills required to participate in the workforce and society.  

This process also ensures the Companion Volume Implementation Guide provides key information to help registered training organisations (RTOs) implement the units, skill sets 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. 

Once submitted to the AISC, the final draft documents will be made available for download below. 

 

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