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83 Factory Process Workers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

83 Factory Process Workers

Factory Process Workers perform routine tasks in processing, manufacturing and packaging food, beverages and other products.

​​​​​​​Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4); or
  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4); or
  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. In the case of some Skill Level 5 occupations, a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification, or no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • sourcing, weighing and mixing raw materials, and loading into machines
  • wrapping products, and filling, labelling and sealing containers by hand and machine
  • storing and stacking finished products, and cleaning machines and work areas
  • inspecting and grading products
  • assembling components and subassemblies for further processing and to make finished products