FDF41012 - Certificate IV in Flour Milling

Know how to mill flour? Get recognised for it.

If you've been working in the Flour Milling industry, chances are you've already learned what you need to know to achieve formal recognition, like leading shift operations, controlling mill processes, and testing grains for processing.

If you'd like to get certified, are looking to build a hiring advantage, or simply wish to enter the field of Flour Milling, your skills in mill logistics, digital technology, trial processing, and cost factors all play an important part in this qualification.

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Completion of

twenty two (22) Units made up of

ten (10) core Units and

twelve (12) elective Units.

Total Units must include a minimum of twelve (12) units coded FDF.

NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of prerequisite Unit/s identified under the Unit.

Core Units

FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFFS3001A Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs *

* FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFGR3003A Lead flour milling shift operations

FDFGR3004A Control mill processes and performance

FDFGR4001A Control power and automation for milling processes

FDFGR4002A Supervise testing processes for wheat and flour

FDFGR4003A Manage mill logistics and support services

FDFGR4004A Establish and supervise dust control procedures in a grain processing enterprise

FDFOHS4002A Maintain OHS processes

MSAENV472B Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units

Elective selection must include a minimum of six (6) Group A specialist technical and cross sector elective Units. The six (6) remaining elective Units may be selected from:

  • Group A
  • Group B
  • Three (3) from Units packaged at Certificate II in Food Processing
  • Five (5) from Units packaged at Certificate III in Food Processing
  • Two (2) from Units packaged at Diploma of Food Processing
  • Four (4) Units from any nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course that are packaged at Certificate II (up to 2 Units), Certificate III (up to 2 Units), Certificate IV (up to 4 Units), and Diploma (up to 2 Units)



BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals

BSBMGT402A Implement operational plan

BSBMGT403A Implement continuous improvement

BSBSMB407A Manage a small team

FDFFST4002A Monitor the development and implementation of a food QA system

FDFFST4003A Apply digital technology in food processing

FDFFST4005A Document processes and procedures for a food product

FDFFST4007A Establish operational requirements for a food processing enterprise

FDFFST4012A Apply water management principles to the food industry

FDFOP3003A Operate interrelated processes in a production system

FDFOP3004A Operate interrelated processes in a packaging system

FDFPPL3002A Report on workplace performance

FDFPPL3005A Participate in audit processes

FDFPPL4001A Manage people in the work area

FDFPPL4002A Plan and coordinate maintenance

FDFPPL4003A Schedule and manage production

FDFPPL4004A Optimise a work process

FDFPPL4005A Establish process capability

FDFPPL4006A Manage a work area within budget

FDFPPL4007A Manage supplier agreements and contracts

FDFTEC4001A Determine handling processes for perishable food items

FDFTEC4002A Manage controlled atmosphere storage

FDFTEC4003A Control food contamination and spoilage

FDFTEC4004A Apply basic process engineering principles to food processing*

* FDFTEC4007A Describe and analyse data using mathematical principles

FDFOP2030A Operate a process control interface

FDFTEC4005A Apply an understanding of food additives

FDFTEC4006A Apply an understanding of legal requirements of food production

FDFTEC4007A Describe and analyse data using mathematical principles

FDFTEC4008A Apply principles of food packaging

FDFTEC4009A Identify the physical and chemical properties of materials, food and related products

FDFTEC4010A Manage water treatment processes

FDFTEC4011A Participate in product recalls

MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing

MEM30011A Set up basic pneumatic circuits

MSAPMOPS400A Optimise process/plant area*

* MSAPMSUP390A Use structured problem solving tools

MSAPMOPS401A Trial new process or product

MSAPMOPS405A Identify problems in fluid power system

MSAPMOPS406A Identify problems in electronic control systems

MSS014003A Optimise sustainability of a process or plant area

MSS014004A Develop team strategies for more sustainable use of resources

MSS015005A Develop required sustainability reports

MSS024003A Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site

MSS403001A Implement competitive systems and practices

MSS403002A Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403011A Facilitate implementation of competitive systems and practices

MSS403030A Improve cost factors in work practices

MSS403032A Analyse manual handling processes

MSS403051A Mistake proof an operational process

MSS404050A Undertake process capability improvements*

* MSS404052A Apply statistics to operational processes

MSS404052A Apply statistics to operational processes

MSS404081A Undertake proactive maintenance analyses

MSS404082A Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

MSS404083A Support proactive maintenance

PMBTECH406A Diagnose production equipment problems

Group B 

AHCBAC204A Prepare grain storages

BSBCUS501C Manage quality customer service

BSBHRM402A Recruit, select and induct staff

BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

BSBMGT401A Show leadership in the workplace

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

BSBWOR403A Manage stress in the workplace

BSBWOR404B Develop work priorities

BSBWRT401A Write complex documents

FDFGR2003A Operate a grain conditioning process

FDFGR2004A Operate a grain cleaning process

FDFGR2005A Operate a purification process

FDFGR2006A Operate a scalping and grading process

FDFGR2007A Operate a scratch and sizing process

FDFGR2008A Operate a break roll process

FDFGR2010A Handle grain in a storage area

FDFOP2030A Operate a process control interface

FDFTEC3002A Implement the pest prevention program

MEM15001B Perform basic statistical quality control

MSAPMSUP390A Use structured problem solving tools

MSS402060A Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402061A Use SCADA systems in operations

MSS402080A Undertake root cause analysis

MSS403005A Facilitate use of a Balanced Scorecard for performance improvement

MSS403010A Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

MSS403013A Lead team culture improvement

MSS403021A Facilitate a Just in Time system

MSS403023A Monitor a levelled pull system of operations

MSS403040A Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

MSS403041A Facilitate breakthrough improvements

MSS404052A Apply statistics to operational processes

MSS404053A Use six sigma techniques*

* MSS404052A Apply statistics to operational processes

MSS404060A Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team

MSS404061A Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area

RIIRIS201B Conduct local risk control

TLIJ2004A Implement grain monitoring measures

Entry into this Qualification requires significant prior work experience at least at the operator level in flour milling in grain receival, grain breaking and grain reduction processes. Preferred work experience is as a shift miller in a flour mill.

There are no specific licences that relate to this Qualification.

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