Qualification details

FDF21012 - Certificate II in Sugar Milling Industry Operations (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to FBP20618 - Certificate II in Sugar Milling SupportUpdated to meet the Standards for Training Packages. Title change to better reflect job outcomes. Changes to core and electives. Imported units updated in core and elective list. 17/Dec/2018
Supersedes SUG20102 - Certificate II in Sugar MillingNew Qualification based on SUG20102 Certificate II 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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AHCMOM203A - Operate basic machinery and equipmentOperate basic machinery and equipment N/A
AHCMOM204A - Undertake operational maintenance of machineryUndertake operational maintenance of machinery N/A
AHCMOM207A - Conduct front-end loader operationsConduct front-end loader operations N/A
CPCCDO3011A - Perform doggingPerform dogging N/A
CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industryApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry N/A
CPCCRI3012A - Perform basic riggingPerform basic rigging N/A
CPCCSC2002A - Erect and dismantle basic scaffoldingErect and dismantle basic scaffolding N/A
FDFOHS2001A - Participate in OHS processesParticipate in OHS processes N/A
FDFOP2030A - Operate a process control interfaceOperate a process control interface N/A
FDFOP2034A - Operate an evaporation processOperate an evaporation process 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 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Sugar Milling 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Sugar Services Operator,Sugar Transport Operator,Sugar Processing Operator 

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 521 Certificate II 01/May/2012 
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Modification History

This qualification has been derived from SUG20102 Certificate II in Sugar Milling. See Qualification Mapping Guide for notes on equivalence.


Job Roles 

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

Sugar Processing 

Sugar boiler assistant

Steam plant attendant

Low grade fugal operator

Laboratory worker

Diffuser attendant

Effet operator

High grade fugal operator

Engine driver in mills

Cane Supply Transport 

Cane rail construction worker

Cane rail maintenance worker

Truck driver

Locomotive operator

Tamping machine operator

Weighbridge clerk

Forklift operator

Mill Services 




Assistant bridge carpenter

Mobile crane operator

Backhoe operator

Dozer/front-end loader operator

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 

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include completion of FDF11011 Certificate I in Sugar Milling Industry Operations or direct entry.

Pathways  from the Qualification 

After achieving this qualification, candidates may move into employment in the sugar milling industry and undertake the FDF31012 Certificate III in Sugar Milling Industry Operations or any other suitable qualification according to the needs of the enterprise and higher level job functions.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

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.

There are elective Units available in this Qualification linked to the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work. Refer to the host Training Package for details about the application of these Units and regulatory frameworks for their use.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


  • Complete work forms and required written documentation
  • Use communication and information technologies to support work operations
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate interpersonal skills
  • Interpret and apply workplace procedures and instructions
  • Share workplace information
  • Communicate information about problems with work
  • Communicate information relating to OHS.


  • Work as part of a team
  • Provide assistance to others in the work area
  • Identify own role and responsibilities within a team
  • Identify team goals
  • Share work related information
  • Maintain health and safety of work area for self and others.


  • Identify and report any workplace hazards
  • Identify workplace problems and make contributions to their solution
  • Identify and apply health and safety issues relating to work in the food industry
  • Apply knowledge of materials, product purpose and processes to work operations
  • Check performance of machines and equipment and identify signs of faulty operations
  • Monitor workplace activities and identify and report non-compliances.

Initiative and Enterprise

  • Provide feedback on procedures and processes
  • Gather and interpret information to support safe and efficient work
  • Ask questions regarding requirements and expectations
  • Make suggestions for continuous improvement
  • Inspect quality of work on an ongoing basis
  • Record basic information on the quality and other indicators of work outcomes.

Planning and Organising

  • Identify work requirements and work load 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
  • Select and organise relevant equipment and tools
  • Identify and report issues affecting ability to meet work outcomes.


  • Understand own work activities
  • Identify personal responsibilities
  • Accept responsibility for quality of own work
  • Participate in OHS practices
  • Apply food safety practices
  • Plan to meet required work outcomes of self and team
  • Monitor own work
  • Maintain own work efficiency
  • Keep the work area clean and tidy at all times.


  • Assess own competencies in meeting 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.


  • Use work tools, machines and equipment safely and effectively
  • Perform minor maintenance on machinery in accordance with workplace practice
  • Use manual handling technologies in the workplace.

Packaging Rules

Complete sixteen (16)  units of competency comprised of:

  • Three (3) Core Units
  • Thirteen (13) Elective Units

Core Unit s

Complete all three (3) core units

Unit Code

Unit Title


Participate in OHS processes


Provide and apply workplace information


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units 

  • Select a minimum of six  (6) units from Group A
  • Seven  (7) additional units can come from Group A and or/this or any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Certificate I, II, or III.
  • Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the sugar milling industry.

Group A Units 

Sector Specialist Units 

Rail Infrastructure 


Lay sleepers for cane rail systems


Lay rails for cane rail systems


Lay skeleton track for cane rail systems


Operate tamping equipment


Construct turnouts *

  • FDFSUG202A Lay rails for cane rail systems


Conduct front end loader operations


Install pre-cast concrete bridge decks


Conduct backhoe/loader operations


Operate self-propelled equipment on track

Rail Transport Operations 


Drive a cane locomotive

Factory Operations 


Conduct cane weighbridge operations


Operate a tipping station


Operate an extraction station


Operate a juice clarification process


Operate a mud filtration process


Chemically clean equipment


Operate a pans station


Operate a low grade fugal station


Operate a high grade fugal station


Operate a crystalliser station process


Operate a turbine


Operate a boiler - basic


Operate a bagasse fuel supply system


Operate a coal fuel supply system


Operate an ash separation system


Operate a waste water treatment system


Operate a cooling water system


Operate a process control interface


Operate an evaporation process



Perform standard tests on cane samples


Collect and prepare samples

Factory Maintenance 


Perform general drilling operations


Perform general lathe operations


Perform general milling operations


Perform general planing and shaping operations


Undertake forming, bending and shaping


Undertake simple fabrication


Operate basic machinery and equipment


Undertake operational maintenance of machinery


Perform dogging*

  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Perform basic rigging *

  • CPCCDO3011A Perform dogging


Erect and dismantle basic scaffolding *

  • CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Operate gantry or overhead crane


Operate a boom type elevating work platform


Lift and move load using a mobile crane


Licence to operate a forklift truck



Licence to drive light rigid vehicle


Licence to drive medium rigid vehicle


Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)