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8512 Food Trades Assistants

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

Food Trades Assistants assist Food Trades Workers by performing routine food preparation, cleaning and storage tasks.

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:

  • gathering food ingredients in preparation for cooking and serving
  • gathering pots and pans in preparation for cooking food ingredients
  • weighing and measuring ingredients
  • washing, peeling, cutting, slicing and dicing ingredients for cooking and serving
  • cutting and grinding meat, poultry and seafood in preparation for cooking
  • removing cooked food from ovens and food warmers
  • washing work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware
  • storing food supplies, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware in refrigerators, cupboards, pantries and other storage areas
  • informing Foods Trade Workers when food supplies are low

Occupations:

  • 851211 Pastrycook's Assistant
  • 851299 Food Trades Assistants nec

851211 Pastrycook's Assistant

Assists a Pastrycook by performing routine tasks in the kitchen such as preparing ingredients, and cleaning and storing equipment.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Bakery Assistant

851299 Food Trades Assistants nec

This occupation group covers Food Trades Assistants not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 5

Occupations in this group include:

  • Butcher's Assistant
  • Chef's Assistant
  • Cook's Assistant