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Skills First Funding

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ENROLMENT TYPE

Non Apprentice/Trainee

Trainee

Course Code

FBP40318

DURATION

14 Months

STUDY MODE

Workplace based – onsite

Training Provider

National Training Services (NTS)

Potential employment Opportunites

Typically, this cohort will have process plant experience and hold job roles such as:

  • Plant Managers
  • Superintendents
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Maintenance (with a trade qualification)
  • Specialist Field Operations staff
PRACTICAL PLACEMENT

120 hrs

Certificate IV in Food Processing (Transitioning 7/9/2022) FBP40321 Certificate IV in Food Processing

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Certificate IV in Food Processing reflects the role of workers who work in supervisory or middle management roles within food processing environments. Workers contribute specialist technical skills and knowledge to solve food production problems and supervise the work of others. Emphasis is on monitoring the implementation and quality control of food processing systems and procedures for optimal performance.

In this course participants will undertake practical workplace improvement projects that focus on implementing Lean concepts and sustainable improvements to manufacturing environments. These projects are tailored to suit real areas of improvement within your workplace.

What is Lean? Read more here →

This qualification is normally offered in conjunction with one other qualification depending on the requirements of each company and its workforce.

The two qualifications offered in conjunction with FBP40318 Certificate IV in Food Processing is:

MSS40316 Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices, or
MSM40116 Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing

DURATION
Training for this qualification is conducted in the workplace over a maximum of 14 months.

WHO IS IT FOR
This program is suitable for food processing workers employed in the following areas:

grain processing
baking
retail baking
beverages
confectionery
dairy processing
fruit and vegetables
grocery products and supplies

This qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a level of responsibility already exists. It is not suitable for direct entry from school or for those who are new to the food processing industry with no previous training or experience.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
There are no prerequisites, however, National Training Services offers this qualification as a work-based training and assessment program and therefore applicants must be employed in a suitable food processing company.

Additionally, they will need to have the support of their employer to undertake the training and assessment program.

TUITION FEES
National Training Services can access state government funding for this qualification through the Victorian Skills First funding program. Participants who are eligible for Skills First funding will pay no tuition fees. If participants are not eligible for funding a fee may be required, please contact NTS for details on fee for service costs.

VICTORIAN SKILLS FIRST ELIGIBILITY
You may be eligible for Skills First Funding if you are:

1. an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or a holder of an approved bridging, protection, safe haven or humanitarian visa;

2. and under 20 years old;

OR

1. an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or a holder of an approved bridging, protection, safe haven or humanitarian visa; and

2. over 20 years old and enrolling into a qualification higher than the highest qualification already held.

Statement of fees for Skills First funded students →

CERTIFICATION
To be awarded the FBP40318 Certificate IV in Food Processing competency must be achieved in twenty (20) units of competency. These are comprised of:

Eight core units of competency
Twelve elective units of competency
View the full list of units of competency here →

NTS PATHWAYS
None

LEARNING
Training and assessment activities undertaken in the workplace include:

Training sessions
Project planning, implementation and presentation
Skills development

ASSESSMENT
Written or verbal assessment
Workplace observation by the trainer
Project presentations reviewed by the trainer and workplace management
Third Party Report

The program is structured into 4 clusters of related and complimentary units. The units and activities within each cluster are structured as follows:

Clusters 1 and 2 – Planning, preparation, review, discovery and research
Cluster 3 – Workplace improvement projects launched and implemented
Cluster 4 – Implementation and consolidation of workplace improvement projects followed by measurement, review, evaluation and reflection

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 0414 224 314.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

How to Apply

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.

Steps

1. To register your interest in a course: click on the ‘Register Your Interest’ link and complete the information required on the form.

2. A Now Training representative will contact you shortly to discuss your application.

3. You are required to attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Skills First Program Funding).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 0414 224 314.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

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