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Packers weigh, wrap, seal and label chocolate, fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and other products.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required

Tasks Include:

  • obtaining supplies of products and assembling bags, package folders and cartons
  • packing containers and bags with products, and counting, weighing and measuring amounts and adjusting quantities
  • wrapping protective material around products, sealing bags and containers, and attaching pre-printed labels
  • counting and placing bags and packages onto trays and racks, and into shipping cartons
  • recording information such as numbers, weight, times and dates
  • monitoring the filling of containers and adjusting machines to maintain volume and seal quality
  • monitoring the supply and quality of containers and contents of holding tanks
  • checking the cleanliness and operation of machines, equipment and containers

Occupations in this unit group

  • 832111 - Chocolate Packer

    Weighs, wraps, seals and labels chocolate products.

    Skill Level: 5

  • 832112 - Container Filler

    Fills and seals containers with products, such as food, beverages, paints, oils and lotions, and packages the filled containers.

    Skill Level: 5


    • Bottling Attendant
    • Cannery Worker
    • Labelling Machine Operator
  • 832113 - Fruit and Vegetable Packer

    Weighs, wraps, seals and labels fruit and vegetables.

    Skill Level: 5

  • 832114 - Meat Packer

    Weighs, wraps, seals and labels meat and meat products.

    Skill Level: 5

  • 832115 - Seafood Packer

    Weighs, wraps, seals and labels seafood products.

    Skill Level: 5

  • 832199 - Packers nec

    This occupation group covers Packers not elsewhere classified.

    Skill Level: 5

    Occupations in this group include:

    • Biscuit Packer
    • Bread Packer
    • Cheese Packer
    • Egg Packer

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