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8311 Food and Drink Factory Workers

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

Food and Drink Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing food and beverages.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

The occupations Dairy Products Maker and Fruit and Vegetable Factory Worker in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • weighing, measuring, mixing, dissolving and boiling ingredients
  • adding materials, such as spices and preservatives, to food and beverages
  • operating heating, chilling, freezing, pasteurising, carbonating, sulphuring and desulphuring plant
  • monitoring product quality before packaging by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions when necessary
  • operating machines to peel, core, slice, dice, pit and juice fruit and vegetables
  • cleaning equipment, pumps, hoses, storage tanks, vessels and floors, and maintaining infestation control programs
  • regulating speed of conveyors and crusher rollers, and adjusting tension of rollers to ensure total extraction of juice from sugar cane
  • moving products from production lines into storage and shipping areas
  • packaging and bottling products

Occupations:

  • 831111 Baking Factory Worker
  • 831112 Brewery Worker
  • 831113 Confectionery Maker
  • 831114 Dairy Products Maker
  • 831115 Fruit and Vegetable Factory Worker
  • 831116 Grain Mill Worker
  • 831117 Sugar Mill Worker
  • 831118 Winery Cellar Hand
  • 831199 Food and Drink Factory Workers nec

831111 Baking Factory Worker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to make bread, cakes and other baked products, and slices and wraps products.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Biscuit Factory Worker
  • Bread Room Hand

831112 Brewery Worker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to make beer, and package, store and despatch beer in bottles, cans and kegs.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

831113 Confectionery Maker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to make and wrap confectionery.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisation:

  • Chocolate Maker

831114 Dairy Products Maker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to make and package milk, milk powder, yoghurt, butter, cheese and other dairy products.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Butter Maker
  • Cheese Factory Worker
  • Cheese Maker
  • Milk Processing Worker
  • Milk Treater
  • Pasteuriser Operator
  • Yoghurt Maker

831115 Fruit and Vegetable Factory Worker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to prepare canned and frozen fruit and vegetables, and make and package sauces, jams and juices.

Skill Level: 5

831116 Grain Mill Worker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to mix, mill and treat grains and by-products to make flour, meal and stockfeed.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisation:

  • Stockfeed Miller

831117 Sugar Mill Worker

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to extract juice from sugar cane to make granular sugar and molasses.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

831118 Winery Cellar Hand

Operates machines and performs routine tasks to make and bottle wine.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

831199 Food and Drink Factory Workers nec

This occupation group covers Food and Drink Factory Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Occupations in this group include:

  • Coffee Roaster
  • Egg Factory Worker
  • Ice-cream Maker
  • Margarine Maker
  • Pasta Maker