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At Independent Institute we have an exciting opportunity for SACE students from Semester Two – Certificate II in Food Processing! 


The Certificate II in Food Processing can be tailored to suit student needs and career direction:
  • Tailored as an introduction to café, sales & barista
  • Tailored as an introduction to baking & cake decoration
  • Tailored as an introduction to commercial cookery

We have experience with special needs students and mainstream classes. Training can be conducted on-site at your school or alternatively we have an AgriFood Skill Centre located in Salisbury should your students wish to study off-site.

This qualification is currently funded through the SA Governments TGSS WorkReady initiative.


Eligibility criteria is as follows for students wishing to apply for TGSS WorkReady funding:
  • Students will need to attend an enrolment session and a foundation skills assessment prior to acceptance in the qualification.
  • Be aged 16 years or over
  • Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Resident or on an approved VISA.
  • Genuinely interested in the Food/Agriculture industry (students need to persuasively answer a series of questions in their interview)
  • Be on a SACE or modified SACE pathway (this includes FLO and iCan students)
  • Be willing to undertake 140 hours of vocational placement as part of the full qualification (up to 40 hours credit can be given from past experience)
  • Has undertaken career development activities to contribute to their choices, and is looking to pursue the Food/Agriculture industry beyond high school
  • Has undertaken past related training, work placement, volunteer work/community activities or paid work that is related to the training.

The only cost for students who are eligible for TGSS WorkReady funding is $110 for Food Processing (Apron, Bakers Cap, Ingredient Cost).

Should a student be in-eligible or your school does not wish to go through the funded option the total course costs are as follows:

FDF20111 Certificate II in Food Processing – $2400/student

The qualification also contributes towards a student’s SACE credits. For Food Processing the range is 40-65, based on what the student successfully completes. Generally, the qualification is studied 1 day per week over a Semester.


For further information or to register your interest, please contact us on

08 8258 4042 or via






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