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Food Trades Assistants nec – ANZSCO 851299


This occupation group covers Food Trades Assistants not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level


  • Butcher’s Assistant
  • Chef’s Assistant
  • Cook’s Assistant
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 8512 Food Trades Assistants


assist Food Trades Workers by performing routine food preparation, cleaning and storage tasks.

  • gathering food ingredients in preparation for cooking and serving
  • gathering pots and pans in preparation for cooking food ingredients
  • weighing and measuring ingredients
  • washing, peeling, cutting, slicing and dicing ingredients for cooking and serving
  • cutting and grinding meat, poultry and seafood in preparation for cooking
  • removing cooked food from ovens and food warmers
  • washing work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware
  • storing food supplies, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware in refrigerators, cupboards, pantries and other storage areas
  • informing Foods Trade Workers when food supplies are low
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:

NZ Register 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.

Occupations in this Group
  • 851211 Pastrycook’s Assistant
  • 851299 Food Trades Assistants nec
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