Courses

Certificate III in Greengrocery

22340VIC

The Certificate III in Greengrocery is designed for workers who are currently working in the industry, can work under limited supervision with some degree of autonomy and are interested in career in the greengrocery and fresh produce trade.

Certificate III Greengrocery

The Greengrocery Training Program provides a hands on approach that will prepare you for a career as a Greengrocer. While undertaking the Greengrocery Training Program, you will learn skills such as:

  • identifying fresh produce
  • identifying categories of fruit and vegetables
  • fresh produce handling
  • storage and display procedures
  • fruit and vegetables product information
  • correct handling and storage of fresh produce
  • weighing and packaging fresh produce
  • handling and displaying fresh produce
  • communicating with customers
  • dealing with customer enquiries
  • assisting customers with their needs
  • providing information to customers
  • provide advice on fresh produce
  • grocery products knowledge
  • placing purchase orders
  • undertaking stock control procedures
  • recording the temperature of the cold storage facilities
  • understanding workplace health and safety (WHS)
  • providing advice on food labelling and supplier information

Industry Connections and Resources

A first of its kind internationally, the landmark Melbourne Polytechnic Greengrocery Training Program was developed in consultation with the Melbourne Market Authority and the Market Community.

Employment Outcomes

Greengrocer Supervisor

Work placement

Work placement is required for non-trainees.

Assessment Methods

A range of assessments including observation, oral questioning, written activities and tests.

Contact

For further information on our Certificate III of Greengrocery please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

22340VIC

Campuses

WORKPLACE & INDUSTRY

Department

Horticulture and Landscaping
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: available
30 to 36 months period. One to two classes per fortnight.

Modes of Delivery

Flexible

Fees

Eligible:$1850
Ineligible:$4000
Concession:$370

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

Find out more on fees and charges

Career Pathways

On completion you will be qualified to work as a Greengrocer Supervisor.

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.

Code Subjects Hours
AMPR106 Process sales transactions 10
BSBITU305 Conduct online transactions 40
BSBSUS201 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 20
BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety 40
FDFOP2005A Work in a socially diverse environment 30
FDFOP2061A USE NUMERICAL APPLICATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE 30
HLTAID003 PROVIDE FIRST AID 18
SFLSOP006 Display and merchandise floristry products 35
SIRRFSA001 Handle food safely in a retail environment 40
SIRRFSA002 Supervise a food safety program 40
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock 35
SIRRINV002 Control stock 35
SIRRMER002 Merchandise food products 25
SIRRRTF001 Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal 20
SIRXCEG001 Engage the customer 30
SIRXCEG002 Assist with customer difficulties 40
SIRXCEG003 Build customer relationships and loyalty 40
SIRXCOM002 Work effectively in a team 30
SIRXCOM003 Promote team cohesion 30
SIRXDLV001 Deliver food products 20
SIRXPDK002 Advise on food products and services 30
SIRXRSK001 Identify and respond to security risks 30
SIRXRSK002 Maintain store security 20
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer 20
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers 25
TLIA2009 Complete and check import/export documentation 40
TLIA3015 Complete receival/despatch documentation 40
TLIA3016 Use inventory systems to organise stock control 30
TLIA3026 Monitor storage facilities 30
TLIA3038 Control and order stock 40
TLIA4025 Regulate temperature controlled stock 20
TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods 20
TLID2004 Load and unload goods/cargo 30
TLILIC2001 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40
VU22011 Work effectively in the fresh produce industry 35
VU22012 Identify fruits and vegetables 30
VU22013 Assess and maintain quality of fresh produce 40