Learn the skills you need to gain employment in food production or a kitchen with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate I in Food Processing.
Learn and grow
Our courses are individually designed to suit your requirements. You will gain experience working in our commercial-standard kitchens and develop skills in food preparation, food presentation and kitchen maintenance. You’ll also have the chance to improve your literacy, numeracy and employability in a flexible, non-competitive setting.
Develop your Food Production and work skills
Note: This course is offered as an option if you are undertaking the Certificate I in Work Education, Hospitality stream/Vocation elective. Course is not offered as a stand-alone course. For clarification, please contact the Work Education department.
Through classroom and on-the-job course delivery, you’ll study the following units:
- basic food preparation and presentation
- managing kitchen supplies
- workplace communication
- workplace health and safety
To maximise your success, you’ll also complete study units from foundation study areas, including:
- language, literacy and numeracy
- career development
The benefits continue at the end of the program with exit planning – documenting your strengths and vocational pathways and preparing an action plan for you to follow once the course is complete. We’ll assist you through our alumni program and with active job searching.
Our flexible and inclusive approach is reflected in small class sizes of no more than 10 students and our qualified careers advisor and educators will assist you to build resilience in a continually changing world.
Industry connections and resources
The course is developed and conducted in consultation with industry in order to maintain alignment with current work practices.
You may gain full-time, part-time or casual work in a range of hospitality areas, including:
- kitchen hand
- food production
You will be required to:
- plan and organise a practical placement in consultation with a support person
- participate in the placement according to the requirements negotiated with the workplace
Evaluate the experience in consultation with a support person to identify strengths, weaknesses and future learning requirements to support employment.
(flexible to meet your study needs)
course duration 1-X years (flexible to meet your study needs)
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Thur - AM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsYou may be assessed using an integrated approach, with learning outcomes grouped together and assessment of the module achieved through an activity that takes into account of all achievements. Assessment will respect your individual learning style and may include discussion, demonstration, oral questioning, short answer, practical exercise, role play, recorded report and observation
Materialsclasses are conducted in our commercial-standard kitchens, using industrial equipment You will need to supply:
- black t-shirt
- long black cotton pants
- black closed non-slip shoes
- PVC black bib apron
- flat-top black hat
Entrance RequirementsTo 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
Pathways to further studyPlan further study in consultation with us, we'll help you every step of the way
Career PathwaysThe 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
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|FBPFSY1001||FOLLOW WORK PROCEDURES TO MAINTAIN FOOD SAFETY||20|
|FBPOPR1002||OPERATE AUTOMATED WASHING EQUIPMENT||20|
|FBPOPR1003||COMMUNICATE WORKPLACE INFORMATION||20|
|FBPOPR1005||OPERATE BASIC EQUIPMENT||30|
|FBPOPR1006||MONITOR PROCESS OPERATION||30|
|FBPOPR1007||PARTICIPATE EFFECTIVELY IN A WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT||30|
|FBPOPR1009||FOLLOW WORK PROCEDURES TO MAINTAIN QUALITY||20|
|FBPWHS1001||IDENTIFY SAFE WORK PRACTICES||30|
|MSMENV272||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||30|
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.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 1.