Food Manufacturing

What can I do?

There are a wide range of pathways available in Food Manufacturing. Some potential options are production, sales, research and development, and management.

What do I need to be good at?

Food and Fibre industries require you to be

  • Passionate and committed to your chosen industry
  • Willing to learn
  • Able to solve problems creatively
  • A good team worker
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Punctual
How much do I get paid?

Weekly wages range from apprenticeship wages of around $450 per week, to professional and experienced wages of an average of $1,500 per week.

Where can I get trained?

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At school

With a vocational Education and Training (VET) program in

“No matter what subjects you choose – there is a link to a career in food and fibre.” Victorian Farmers Federation, 2014.


Or a private higher education provider where you don’t need an ATAR, and courses take between six months and two years.

  • Certificate II in Food Processing
  • Certificate III in Food Processing
  • Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology

At university where you can choose an undergraduate degree in:

  • Food Processing and Manufacturing
  • Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition)

You can learn on the job

Keep an eye on the Gippsland Volunteering website for other volunteering opportunities..

Where can I get experience?

At school through your year 10 work experience program. Contact your school careers advisor, or ask a local agribusiness for some voluntary work.

Keep an eye on the Gippsland Volunteering website for other volunteering opportunities..

What can this job lead to?

Food Manufacturing can lead to a wide variety of opportunities. This includes management, quality control, marketing and R&D.

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