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Certificate I in Food Processing - Work Education

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Melbourne Polytechnic offers a unique opportunity to specialise in food processing with the enrolment in FBP10117 Certificate I in Food Processing, an option as part of their 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education (Hospitality Stream). If you are...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
FBP10117
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Develop your food production and work skills

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a unique opportunity to specialise in food processing with the enrolment in FBP10117 Certificate I in Food Processing, an option as part of their 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education (Hospitality Stream). If you are a young person with an intellectual disability, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate I in Work Education (Hospitality Stream) will help you find your path to your dream career in hospitality. Join a booming industry that is predicted to grow by another 12% in the next five years. You'll learn in the classroom and on the job through work placement opportunities. You'll work in Melbourne Polytechnic's commercial kitchen, assist in catering for functions and prepare food for sale in our produce shop. Personal management, teamwork and communication skills will set you up for positive outcomes and a strong future in the hospitality workforce.

State-of-the-art facilities and real-world skills

At Melbourne Polytechnic, our qualified careers advisors and educators will develop a customised program tailored to your skills and goals. You will improve your numeracy, literacy, language and teamwork skills, alongside developing work-ready skills for the food processing sector. You will learn about cleaning and maintaining kitchens and equipment, hygiene and food safety, basic food preparation and presentation and venue set-up. Melbourne Polytechnic's unique industry partnerships offer hospitality field trips - plus, our own industry-standard kitchens have been used by Masterchef and the Great Australian Bake Off. You'll have the opportunity to gain real-life experience before you graduate, with 300 hours of practical placement, followed by an evaluation to determine your strengths, weaknesses and future goals. Your teachers will work with you at the end of the program, preparing an action plan to follow once the course is complete and assisting with active job searching. Best of all, class sizes are limited to ten students, so you'll receive individual attention.

Build a career in the food industry

The FBP10117 Certificate I in Food Processing helps you complete the Vocation Elective of the 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education (Hospitality). This course is the first step towards a career in the wide world of hospitality. You may gain employment at entry level in the hospitality industry as a kitchen hand, an events assistant and or a food production assistant. You might also be able to continue to study for higher qualifications to achieve your hospitality dream - whether you want to be a butcher, a baker or a breadmaker.

Entry requirements

To apply, you will need to:
  • complete an application form
  • arrange an interview
  • be 16 years old, or over
  • have potential for employment
  • be motivated to work in a Melbourne Polytechnic-based program
  • have the support of family/advocate

All applicants must have a disability - e.g. Intellectual Disability, Autism, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

The FBP10117 Certificate I in Food Processing helps you complete the Vocation Elective of the Certificate I in Work Education (Hospitality) and can open a number of entry level placements in Hospitality, Retail and Commercial Cookery.

  • Event Assistant
  • Food Production Hand
  • Kitchen Hand

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.