Many of the units of competency for the food and beverage industry were updated between 2018 and 2020. As part of these updates they received a new code – FBP (previously FDF). They were updated as part of national projects, that underwent consultation with industry and training providers. Qualifications that were part of these projects were updated to include the FBP units. However, several qualifications were not part of these projects and so the FDF units could not be replaced with the updated FBP version. These qualifications had the FDF units listed in their core, which requires endorsement by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). As a result, the AISC approved a shortened process to update the remaining qualifications, to replace the FDF units with the equivalent FBP units.

As part of this project, all qualifications in the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package have been updated to include the FBP-coded version of units of competency. One unit was also updated to include the FBP-coded unit as its prerequisite.

The updated qualifications and units were published on the national register ( on 2 September 2021. They were published the same time as qualifications and units from the Food & Beverage Processing, Flour Milling and High Volume Production Baking projects, to ensure the changes were incorporated into one major update, to reduce the impact to registered training organisations.

Comments were invited from anyone involved in the delivery of this training or with an interest in the units, to provide any additional information they felt may be relevant to the process.

Please be aware that additional changes may have been made to the affected qualifications as a result of work being undertaken as part of the Food & Beverage Processing, Flour Milling and High Volume Production Baking projects.

For detailed information about what has been updated in each qualification and unit, please view the mapping information available in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide Part 2, which can be downloaded below.

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

Download Part 1: Overview and Implementation

Download Part 2: Component Details

Thank you for your input

Thank you to everybody that provided comment on the documents being updated. The documents were available for comment between October 2019 and April 2021. You can still view the documents that were made available on the feedback hub by clicking on the links below, including any comments that were made on them.

Please note: the work being undertaken on these qualifications is only to update FDF-coded units with their FBP-coded counterparts. Any other feedback was welcomed on the documents, however anything out of the scope of this work will be added to an issues register for these qualifications for inclusion in a future Skills Forecast.


Alternatively, the qualifications can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Unit of competency

Alternatively, the unit can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Note – the following qualifications and unit of competency underwent a full review as part of the Food & Beverage Processing Project.

  • FBP20117 Certificate II in Food Processing
  • FBP20317 Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)
  • FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing
  • FBP30617 Certificate III in Food Processing (Sales)
  • FBPOPR3001 Control contaminants and allergens in the workplace
  • FBPOPR3002 Prepare food products using basic cooking methods

Background information

The FBP units were developed and updated from FDF as part of the following projects between 2018 and 2020. This project took the opportunity to make sure FBP units are in place across all qualifications in the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package.


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