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8512 Food Trades Assistants

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

8512 Food Trades Assistants

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