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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

Intake

Locations

Katherine, Palmerston
Not available to international students.

Course code

FBP10121

Overview

This qualification describes the basic skills and knowledge required for entry level workers, who work under direct supervision, in a food processing environment. At this level, workers have the technical skills to use a very limited range of equipment to process food and carry out routine and predictable tasks, guided by a supervisor.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, in accordance with state/territory food safety, and health and safety codes, regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as the food processing industry include:
>Kitchen hand
>Food preparation assistant

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Fees

2023 course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $390.00, and for students who are not eligible is $5,200.00.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

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Why study cookery or baking at CDU?

Reach your full potential with skills in the dynamic culinary arts and food processing industry. Upskill with a hands-on training course.

  • Learn in state-of-the-art commercial facilities
  • Qualify faster with recognition of prior learning
  • The Territory's largest training provider
VET-palmerston-cookery-flipped

Why study cookery or baking at CDU?

Gain the skills to reach your full potential in the dynamic culinary arts and food processing industry. Upskill yourself with a hands-on training course for you at CDU.

  • learn in state-of-the-art commercial facilities

What will I study?

To achieve FBP10121 Certificate I in Food Processing a total of nine (9) units of competency must be completed comprising five (5) core and four (4) elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 260.
 

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
FBPFSY1002Follow work procedures to maintain food safety20
FBPOPR1017Follow work procedures to maintain quality20
FBPOPR2074Carry out manual handling tasks30
FBPPPL1001Communicate workplace information20
FBPWHS1001Identify safe work practices30
 Total nominal hours for core units120
Elective units of competency (Complete 4)
FBPOPR2079Work with temperature controlled stock30
FBPOPR2095Clean and sanitise equipment30
FBPOPR3017Prepare food products using basic cooking methods (unnamed)50
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices30
 Total nominal hours for elective units140
 Total nominal hours for the qualification260

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

There are no entry requirements for this qualification; however students may be required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine applicable support requirements.

The teachers at CDU were amazing!

They were very passionate and knowledgeable and worked hard to meet both the learning and personal needs of students. Their care and individual attention meant that students like me received additional one-on-one training when I missed classes due to family or work commitments. 

Leah

CDU student

CDU student Leah Sloane in front of her pub

The lecturers really care about us, and CDU has really good equipment to support our study. If you really want to join this course, you must know that everyone can cook, but not everyone can be a chef.

Nicholas

CDU student

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the FBP Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Katherine, Palmerston

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
FOOD PROCESSING
Occupation types
Food And Drink Factory Workers Nec
Area of study
Culinary Arts, Tourism and Hospitality

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: 1800 061 963 (free call).

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Admission requirements for domestic students

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How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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