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Food and Beverages Packaging Operations

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Food and Beverages Packaging Operations

This qualification is intended for any individual who wants to peruse a career within an applied technical packaging environment, in the specific contexts of dairy, confectionery, food processing, coffee, tea, spice manufacturing, carbonated soft drinks and distilling and brewing. A person acquiring this qualification will be able to produce a packaged food or beverage product by operating, controlling and maintaining a primary or secondary packaging process within a food manufacturing environment whilst applying food safety, personal safety, quality assurance and monitoring critical control points.
The qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component. To be awarded the qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 120 credits. It is assumed that learners are already competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 Fundamental (36 credits) and Core (41 credits) components are compulsory for this qualification. The learner is required to select 48 credits within the Elective component of the qualification and within this component at least 24 credits must be obtained from Primary Packaging.
Access to this qualification is open. However, it is preferable that learners have already completed the following unit standards:

120417: Understand the control of pests and waste materials as part of a food safety system", NQF Level 2, 3 Credits.

120416: Apply personal safety practices in a food or sensitive consumer product environment", NQF Level 2, 5 Credits.

120403: Apply good manufacturing practices as part of a food safety system", NQF Level 2, 4 Credits.
Assessment is both formative and summative:

o Individual and group exercises: Tasks and assignments
o Integrated summative assessments (practical assessment
Communicate in a variety of ways in a food and beverage manufacturing environment.
Maintain quality assurance and monitor critical control points in a food and beverage packaging manufacturing environment.
Operate a context specific range of automated packaging equipment.
Solve problems and improve an automated packaging process.