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8321 Packers

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

Packers weigh, wrap, seal and label chocolate, fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and other products.

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 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:

  • obtaining supplies of products and assembling bags, package folders and cartons
  • packing containers and bags with products, and counting, weighing and measuring amounts and adjusting quantities
  • wrapping protective material around products, sealing bags and containers, and attaching pre-printed labels
  • counting and placing bags and packages onto trays and racks, and into shipping cartons
  • recording information such as numbers, weight, times and dates
  • monitoring the filling of containers and adjusting machines to maintain volume and seal quality
  • monitoring the supply and quality of containers and contents of holding tanks
  • checking the cleanliness and operation of machines, equipment and containers

Occupations:

  • 832111 Chocolate Packer
  • 832112 Container Filler
  • 832113 Fruit and Vegetable Packer
  • 832114 Meat Packer
  • 832115 Seafood Packer
  • 832199 Packers nec

832111 Chocolate Packer

Weighs, wraps, seals and labels chocolate products.

Skill Level: 5

832112 Container Filler

Fills and seals containers with products, such as food, beverages, paints, oils and lotions, and packages the filled containers.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisations:

  • Bottling Attendant
  • Cannery Worker
  • Labelling Machine Operator

832113 Fruit and Vegetable Packer

Weighs, wraps, seals and labels fruit and vegetables.

Skill Level: 5

832114 Meat Packer

Weighs, wraps, seals and labels meat and meat products.

Skill Level: 5

832115 Seafood Packer

Weighs, wraps, seals and labels seafood products.

Skill Level: 5

832199 Packers nec

This occupation group covers Packers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 5

Occupations in this group include:

  • Biscuit Packer
  • Bread Packer
  • Cheese Packer
  • Egg Packer