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Where could a qualification in Food Processing get you?

blog-1 To begin a career in the Food Processing Industry it is essential to have a related qualification to get your first foot into the industry. Formation Training offers that related qualification and by successfully completing that qualification you will open up a range of possible occupations you could pursue. But before I start describing what type of occupations you could pursue in the Food Processing Industry lets first answer the burning question on that’s on currently on your mind and that is: what is the Food Processing Industry all about?

The Food Processing industry encompasses the transformation of raw ingredients into food for human consumption, this also includes food safety auditing. An industry related job will generally mean working in warehouses, factories and plants. You will commonly (however not always) be required to oversee and operate various kinds of machinery to carry out food processing related tasks. You may also undertake and oversee many tasks by hand such as high-speed wrapping, case packing, and packaging lines.

The following list includes just some of the industry related jobs you could pursue after completing a food processing course include:

  • Packaging Worker
  • Fruit and Vegetable Production Worker
  • Drinks Processing Operator
  • Dairy Food Processing Operator
  • Advanced Packaging Operator
  • Advanced Production Operator
  • Food Processing Operator (Grain)
  • Food Processing Technician (Poultry)

The overall food manufacturing industry is an important part of the Australian economy. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), in 2013-14, employment in food and beverage manufacturing in Australia was approximately 222,900 people, representing around 23.9 per cent of total manufacturing employment!

Below are some detailed job descriptions of the potential jobs in the food processing industry:

Occupation Description
Food and Drink Factory Hand Food and Drink Factory Hands operate machinery in a manufacturing plant that makes or processes a range of fruit, vegetables, and other foods or beverages.
Grocery Processing Operator Grocery Processing Operators control machines for manufacturing detergents and other cleaning products using a wide range of equipment and methods.
Advanced Food and Drink Packaging Operator Advanced Food and Drink Packaging Operators are responsible for controlling a range of factory packaging operations such as high-speed wrapping, case packing, and packaging lines. They may also supervise or mentor less experienced workers.
Advanced Food and Drink Production Operator Advanced Food and Drink Production Operators oversee the operation of machinery in a factory that makes or processes a range of foods or drinks.

To enquire about completing a food processing course (FDF30111 – Certificate III in Food Processing) with Formation Training please call 1300 889 134 or email info@formationtraining.edu.au. Furthermore you could be elligible for funded training with the Certificate 3 Guarantee, to check eligibility requirements please visit here.

What are you waiting for? Start pursuing a career in the Food Processing Industry today!

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