FPT Residential Training | Semester One | APR 29-30

Date: April 1, 2020

Start Time: 8:30 am
End Time: 5:00 pm



In today’s challenging packaging environment, you can’t afford to make mistakes or overlook the critical details that cost precious time and money. You need the knowledge-from materials properties and selection to transport packaging issues-that can help you make better decisions regarding your company’s packaging dollars-now.


The Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course content is developed in consultation with packaging subject matter experts at leading global consumer packaged goods companies who face packaging challenges just like yours. Undertake the complete course and learn about all the major segments of packaging-and beyond.


The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in partnership with the IoPP, are bringing the Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course to Australasia as a residential course for the first time in 2020. The residential course is divided into semesters to provide maximum flexibility around your work schedule. This course is also the basis for the examination side of the Certified Packaging Professional Designation; bringing you one step closer to becoming an internationally recognised CPP.

  • Take the entire course
    Participate in the full Fundamentals of Packaging Technology residential course which will be broken up into 8x classroom days as 4x semesters over 12 months.


  • Attend Semesters relating to your subject-interests or knowledge gaps
    Content is divided into 4x Two-Day Semesters with each semester focussed on specific areas of packaging. You have the choice to enrol in one semester, or as many as you wish based on your professional development needs & knowledge gaps.

An extensive array of packaging topics will be covered including graphic design, market research, printing, lithography, gravure, labelling, barcoding, paperboard, folding cartons, corrugate fibreboard, box compression, supply chain and logistics, polymers, extrusion moulding, flexible packaging, thermoforming, blow moulding, injection moulding, closures, bottle design, metal cans, adhesives, containers, glass packaging, packaging machinery, filling machinery, production line equipment and more.

2020 Semester Schedule:

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology Residential Course.


Semester One

Day One – 29 April

Day Two 30 April

Viewpoint, St Kilda, Melbourne

Semester Two

Day One – 22 July

Day Two – 23 July

Viewpoint, St Kilda, Melbourne

Semester Three

Day One –16 September

Day Two – 17 September

Viewpoint, St Kilda, Melbourne

Semester Four

Day One - 18 November

Day Two - 19 November

Viewpoint, St Kilda, Melbourne


COMPLETE FPT Residential Training course (x4 Semesters)

$8,000 + GST AIP Members

$9,000.00 + GST Non Members
*Anyone registering for the "complete" course will receive the Fundamentals of Packaging Technology Textbook as a part of the fee.


PER SEMESTER FPT Residential Training course (x1 Semester)

$2,200.00 + GST AIP Members

$2,500.00 + GST Non Members





* The brochure/registration form PDF has a detailed outline of the subjects covered in each semester.

NB: The 2020 Fundamentals of Packaging Technology Residential Course will be held at Viewpoint, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. A Tax Invoice will be sent upon receipt of your booking.  The attendance fee includes catering for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.  Please note, a workbook will be provided to each participant for future reference and use. Due to catering and venue requirements NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted after one week prior to each Semester.  Replacements during each Semester will however be accepted.  Anyone attending the 4x semesters will receive the Fundamentals of Packaging Technology Textbook as a part of the fee.  All other attendees can purchase the FPT textbook at a discounted rate via the AIP.

Viewpoint Centre

Corner of Octavia St and St Kilda Road
Suites 3/8 40-44, St Kilda Road
St Kilda
Map and Directions

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.