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Food Production Worker Courses

A Food Production Worker performs a range of tasks during the production of food or drink products. You might be involved in preparing and mixing ingredients or checking the quality of finished products. Food Production Workers may package food ready for transport or storage. Your role might involve cleaning and sanitising equipment and work areas.

Food Production Workers should be able to follow correct procedures and maintain hygiene control during their duties. It’s important that you can work as part of a team and follow directions well. Food Production Workers should be able to remain focused and manage their time well.

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Popular Food Production Worker Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Food Production Worker.

FBP30117
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Food Production Worker earn?

In Australia, a full time Food Production Worker generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Food Production Worker?

The number of people working in this industry has increased in recent years. There are currently 30,400 people employed as a Food Production Worker in Australia compared to 28,400 five years ago. Food Production Workers may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly in larger towns and cities where food manufacturing facilities are located.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Food Production Worker?

If you’re interested in a career as a Food Production Worker, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Food Processing. You’ll develop the skills to work in a food processing plant, grain mill, bakery or dairy, including following a food safety plan, OHS and compliance and technical skills. You could also consider completing the Infection Control Skill Set (Food Handling).

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within food processing. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.