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831 Food Process Workers

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

Food Process Workers perform routine tasks in processing and manufacturing food and beverages.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor 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:

  • measuring, weighing and mixing ingredients and loading into food and beverage machines
  • operating machines to process and produce food and beverage products
  • cutting, trimming and dressing meat, poultry and seafood
  • checking product quality before packaging
  • packing finished product
  • cleaning machines, storage tanks and floors, and maintaining infestation control programs