MINOR GROUP 451
FOOD TRADESPERSONS prepare food, applying technical expertise and knowledge.
Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks performed by Food Tradespersons typically include slaughtering livestock and preparing carcasses for further processing; preparing meat for sale by removing bones, trimming fat, cutting to shape and size, and crumbing, marinating and seasoning; curing meat; kneading, maturing, cutting, moulding, mixing and shaping dough; glazing buns and pastries, and decorating cakes with cream or icing; cooking foodstuffs using ovens, hotplates, grills and similar equipment; milling grains; producing butter and cheese, and cooking confectionery.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups: