Be a part of growing trade - a first of its kind internationally, our landmark Greengrocery Training Program was developed in consultation with the Melbourne Market Authority and the wider market community will see you top of your game.
A world first in Greengrocery
If you are just starting out in the produce trade, the Certificate II in Greengrocery provides you with hands on experience that will prepare you for a future produce career. You will learn to identify categories of fresh produce, learn correct storage procedures, learn to assist and communicate with customers and be knowledgeable around food labelling and Australian Food Standards.
Industry Connections and Resources
You will work closely with industry experts through a combination of workplace and campus classes, gaining first-hand experience in complete operations of greengrocery trade. If you are seeking work or already work in retail markets, supermarket fresh produce or fruit and vegetable retail operations, this course is for you.
- Greengrocer assistant
- Retail produce assistant
- Produce market sales assistant
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
CampusesWORKPLACE & INDUSTRY
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
18 - 24 months. One to two classes per fortnight.
Modes of Delivery
Workplace, Flexible, Classroom
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
Pathways to further studyOn completion of this course you may further your studies by undertaking the Certificate III in Greengrocery 22340VIC.
Career PathwaysOn completion you will be qualified to work as a Greengrocer Assistant.
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.
|AMPR106||Process sales transactions||10|
|BSBSUS201||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||20|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others||20|
|FDFOP1003A||CARRY OUT MANUAL HANDLING TASKS||30|
|FDFOP1005A||Operate basic equipment||30|
|FDFOP2005A||Work in a socially diverse environment||30|
|HLTAID003||PROVIDE FIRST AID||18|
|SFLSOP004||Receive and store floristry stock||30|
|SIRRFSA001||Handle food safely in a retail environment||40|
|SIRRINV001||Receive and handle retail stock||35|
|SIRXCEG001||Engage the customer||30|
|SIRXCEG002||Assist with customer difficulties||40|
|SIRXCOM001||Communicate in the workplace to support team and customer outcomes||40|
|SIRXDLV001||Deliver food products||20|
|SIRXPDK002||Advise on food products and services||30|
|SIRXSLS001||Sell to the retail customer||20|
|SIRXSLS002||Follow point-of-sale procedures||20|
|TLIA3016||Use inventory systems to organise stock control||30|
|TLID2004||Load and unload goods/cargo||30|
|TLIE1005||Carry out basic workplace calculations||20|
|TLILIC2001||Licence to operate a forklift truck||40|
|VU22011||Work effectively in the fresh produce industry||35|
|VU22012||Identify fruits and vegetables||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.