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Group
Minor Group

831 Food Process Workers

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

831 Food Process Workers

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