The purpose of this qualification is to provide the food or beverage processing industry with people who have the skills and knowledge to work in entry level operating roles, under general supervision.
This is an entry level qualification, designed for people already working in the industry or people wishing to enter the industry in an entry level role.
The food processing industry includes, but is not limited to: poultry, general food including: frozen products, milling, confectionery, edible oils and fats.
The beverage industry includes, but is not limited to: the production of fermented and unfermented beverages including fruit, and syrup based beverages.
Processing includes handling, preparation, packaging and storage of ingredients and products.