Qualification details

FDF11012 - Certificate I in Sugar Milling Industry Operations (Release 1)


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The Deleted usage recommendation was implemented on 13 June 2017 to describe training components that have no replacement. Enrolments in training components and statements of attainment or qualifications issued before 13 June 2017 are valid. For any components marked as deleted after 13 June 2017, the applicable transition/teach-out periods apply. For specific questions regarding the enrolment, delivery or issuance of a statement of attainment/qualification, please contact your training regulator.
DeletedDeleted from FDF10 Food Processing17/Dec/2018
Supersedes SUG10102 - Certificate I in Sugar MillingNew Qualification based on SUG10102 Certificate I in Sugar Milling. Non-equivalent – vocational outcome is equivalent but Packaging Rules differ.30/Apr/2012

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 01/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCBAC101A - Support agricultural crop workSupport agricultural crop work N/A
AHCMOM101A - Assist with routine maintenance of machinery and equipmentAssist with routine maintenance of machinery and equipment N/A
FDFOHS1001A - Work safelyWork safely N/A
FDFOP1005A - Operate basic equipmentOperate basic equipment N/A
FDFOP1006A - Monitor process operationMonitor process operation N/A
FDFOP1007A - Participate effectively in a workplace environmentParticipate effectively in a workplace environment N/A
FDFOP1010A - Communicate workplace informationCommunicate workplace information N/A
FDFSUG101A - Install pre-ballastInstall pre-ballast N/A
FDFSUG102A - Undertake shunting operationsUndertake shunting operations N/A
FDFSUG103A - Move cane bins in a marshalling yardMove cane bins in a marshalling yard N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 831117 Sugar Mill Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9214-19 Food Products Millhand 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Sugar Milling 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Sugar Mill Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 831117 Sugar Mill Worker 01/Nov/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9214-19 Food Products Millhand 01/Nov/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 01/Nov/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 01/May/2012 
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Modification History

This qualification has been derived from SUG10102 Certificate I in Sugar Milling. See Qualification Mapping Guide for notes on equivalence.


Job Roles 

This qualification covers work undertaken by sugar milling industry workers. Job roles may include for example:

Cane Supply Transport 

Yard assistant

Loco driver assistant

Mill Services 


Maintenance worker

Additional Qualification Advice 

Units selected from other Training Packages must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Note: AgriFood Skills Australia expects that the design of any training delivery and assessment program to support the achievement of this qualification is based on:

  • the context required by the industry and/or enterprise
  • a holistic and integrated training delivery and assessment plan that identifies learning activities and evidence required
  • flexible delivery options including on-the-job and work-based training that support the development of competency.

Pathways Information

Pathways  into the Qualification 

The FDF11011 Certificate I in Sugar Milling Industry Operations is an introductory qualification to sugar milling that provides basic skills. The qualification is designed for application in a highly supervised context, such as VET in schools, induction to industry, or other equivalent introduction environments.

Pathways  from the Qualification 

After achieving this qualification, candidates may move into employment in the sugar milling industry and undertake the FDF21012 Certificate II in Sugar Milling Industry Operations or any other suitable qualification according to the needs of the enterprise and higher level job functions.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, all work must comply with food safety, occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


  • Complete all reporting as required
  • Receive and relay oral and written messages
  • Read and apply workplace procedures and instructions
  • Communicate information about problems with work


  • Work as a team member
  • Identify own role and responsibilities within a team
  • Share workplace information


  • Recognise and report any workplace hazards
  • Identify common problems and take required action
  • Follow workplace food safety procedures

Initiative and Enterprise

  • Inspect quality of work on an ongoing basis
  • Take appropriate corrective action to routine work problems
  • Select appropriate equipment
  • Distinguish between urgent and non-urgent tasks

Planning and Organising

  • Identify work requirements
  • Identify work priorities
  • Plan work activities to meet daily work requirements
  • Direct items to the correct area for further processing
  • Identify and use relevant personal protective equipment
  • Organise work area to maintain housekeeping standards
  • Organise relevant equipment and tools


  • Identify personal responsibilities and work requirements
  • Manage time to meet own work requirements
  • Plan activity to meet own work requirements
  • Keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • Monitor the quality of own work against quality standards
  • Follow OHS practices
  • Identify safety requirements for working in food processing industry
  • Seek assistance from other team members where appropriate


  • Check work outcomes against workplace standards and identify inconsistencies
  • Assess own ability to meet job requirements
  • Listen to feedback and advice of supervisors
  • Identify own skill requirements and seek skill development if required
  • Attend training or skill development activities
  • Ask questions to expand own knowledge
  • self-check numerical information


  • Use work tools, machines and equipment safely and according to workplace procedures
  • Use manual handling technologies in the workplace
  • Use information technology devices as required

Packaging Rules

Complete nine (9)  units of competency comprised of:

  • Four (4) Core Units
  • Five (5) Elective Units

Core Units 

Complete all four (4) core units

Unit Code

Unit Title


Work safely


Participate effectively in a workplace environment


Communicate workplace information


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units 

  • Select a minimum of two  (2) units from Group A below.
  • An additional three  (3) units can come from Group A and/or this or any other Training Package or accredited course at Certificate I or II.
  • Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the sugar milling industry.

Group A Units 

Sector Specialist Units 

Rail Infrastructure 


Install pre-ballast

Rail Transport Operations 


Undertake shunting operations

Factory Operations 


Move cane bins in a marshalling yard



Check a cane sample for extraneous matter


Manually clean and maintain housekeeping standards

Factory Maintenance 


Assist with routine maintenance of machinery and equipment


Operate basic equipment


Use hand tools


Use power tools/hand held operations



Monitor process operation


Support agricultural crop work


Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


Shift a load using manually-operated equipment