In this module, you will learn about the food processing industry – career opportunities, work responsibilities, and what to expect in a food processing plant.

You will learn about the fundamental principles of food processing – why it is done, what concepts underlie food processing methods, and more.

Towards the end, you will learn about the basic skills required to perform core competencies for this qualification.

This module will cover the knowledge and skills required to process food by salting, curing, and smoking.

Further concepts behind salting, curing, and smoking will be discussed.

You will also learn how to package and store salted, cured, and smoked products.

This module will cover the knowledge and skills required to process food by fermentation and pickling.

You will discover how wines, vinegars, and yogurts are made through fermentation.

You will learn how to make your favorite pickles at home with simple vinegar and sugar solutions.

Towards the end, you will learn how fermented and pickled products should be packaged and stored.

This module will cover the knowledge and skills required to process food by sugar concentration.

In this module, you will learn how to make jellies, jams, marmalades, and preserves.

You will also learn how these sugar-concentrated products should be packaged and stored before selling.

This module will cover the knowledge and skills required to process food by drying and dehydration.

The process of drying and dehydrating products for preservation will be covered as well as the packaging and storing of dried and dehydrated products.

This module will cover the knowledge and skills required to process food by thermal application.

You will learn how to prepare equipment and apparatus for thermal application.

You will also learn how to process food by pasteurization and pressurization.

Towards the end, you will learn how pasteurized and pressurized products should be packaged and stored.