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Food Processing Specialists offers specific training to those who work in the food processing industry. Mike Moffat and Andrew Scholz both hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment along with many years’ experience on the factory floor and in training. Mike and Andrew are suitably qualified to deliver courses such as the Retort Supervisors and Process Control School, GMP training and Aseptic Processing courses.

To be conducted at our new facility in Adelaide and in Auckland New Zealand, the Retort Supervisors and Process Control School is specifically designed as a “hands on” practical course for retort operators and supervisors. Alternatively it can be designed to be run at your work site where it can be tailored to meet your specific thermal processing infrastructure. Based on a globally recognised standard, we have designed a NZ Retort Supervisors and Process Control School which has approval from the NZ Ministry for Primary Industries and an Australian version that meets all Australian standards. The modules covered in the training are designed to meet the requirements of several Australian units of competency which will assist students in attaining a Certificate II in Food Processing.
Food Processing Specialists can also offer bespoke training at your site in the areas of thermal processing, aseptic processing, GMP and food packaging. Please contact either Mike or Andrew to discuss your specific training requirements.

Sample of past student comments with their permission, the question asked was “Would you recommend this course to others, if so why?”

“Yes. It’s very informative to help others like myself to understand; not only the retort side of things but all the components and areas involved in producing and processing food products in the workplace.” Chelsy, March 2018.

“Yes. The course is flexible enough to meet individual needs but is also comprehensive.” Peter, November 2017.

“Professionally presented course by trainers with real world experience. Took away several ideas that can be applied in my workplace.” John, May 2017.

“Strong background information on the whole process and easy to understand. Would like more of our staff to do it.” Victoria, May 2017.

“The level of detail and accuracy of the information and content of the training. Experienced trainers that can explain the requirements, give examples and present images/photos to aid in the examples given.” Jessika, May 2017.


“Yes. Good presentation by Andrew and Mike, would go back over parts time and time again for people that did not understand.”
Stephen, March 2014

“Yes. I now have a better understanding, which is why I would recommend this course and now will be able to pass on my knowledge to others. Thanks Andrew and Mike.” Caroline, March 2014

“Yes. Very good presenters, a lot was learnt and refreshed and a lot can be applied.” Samuel, March 2014

” Definitely , it has given me a great understanding of the processes in place throughout production, from ingredients, thermal process, packaging and handling and how these things can ensure commercial sterility and hermetic seals or compromise them.”
Lauren October 2013.

“Yes, greater appreciation for overall process not just the job I do. Excellent presentation, great how information was specific to what we do and have. Although a lot to get through in 4 days. All the personal experience by Andrew is not only helpful but amazing and adds to the learning process. Informative and entertaining.”
October 2013.

“Although I walked in with reservations, I walked out with nil, I have learnt a lot (about myself included). Your patience appreciated. Finally feel like I could be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Thank you.” Kellie, October 2013

“Yes, as a non production line worker, the course showed me why and when we do certain tasks and the ramifications if not done correctly as well as the remedies for problems.” Michael, October 2013

“Yes, a very broad course which brought and knitted everything together.” September 2013

“Yes, not just applicable to retorts but canneries in general. Brilliant.” September 2013.

“The course was really helpful to me and easy to understand the operation of retort.” July 2013

“New elements for me to work with, but after passing the theoretical and practical sessions I am now confident to be able to explain to others and also to do alone.” July 2013