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Certificate II in Food Processing - Work Education

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If you already work in a production or production support role, for example, packaging, machine operations and bottling, you can advance your skills with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Food Processing. If you are a young person with an...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
1 year part-time
Course Code
FBP20117
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Advance your food production skills

If you already work in a production or production support role, for example, packaging, machine operations and bottling, you can advance your skills with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Food Processing. If you are a young person with an intellectual disability, Melbourne Polytechnic's individualised attention will help you learn the skills to 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.

Learn new skills in a program designed for you

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 jobsearching. Best of all, class sizes are limited to ten students, so you'll receive individual attention.

Join the wide world of hospitality

The Certificate II in Food Processing is designed for application in supervised environments where the work is intuitive, but has basic problem solving requirements. 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 for this course, you will need to:
  • fill in an application form
  • arrange an interview
  • be at least 16 years old (or older)
  • have potential for employment
  • be motivated to work in a Melbourne Polytechnic-based program
  • have support of family/advocate
  • If you intend to apply, you must have a disability, e.g. Intellectual Disability, Autism, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

You may gain full-time, part-time or casual work in a range of hospitality areas, including as a kitchen hand, or working in food production

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.