FPT Residential Training | The Complete Course 2024




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 AIP, in partnership with the IoPP, will be introducing a residential version of the Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course for Australasia. 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. In fact, everyone that completes the full course will be able to sit the CPP examination at the end of 2024.

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.

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 focused 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.

For further information the course, including a detailed break-down of learning modules in each semester, please download the brochure below.



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NB: The 2024 Fundamentals of Packaging Technology Residential Course will be held in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
A Tax Invoice will be sent upon receipt of your booking. The attendance fee includes catering for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Due to catering and venue requirements NO CANCELLATIONS are accepted after the registration has been received and an invoice generated. Replacements during each Semester will however be accepted. Anyone attending the 4x semesters will receive the 6th Edition of 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.

* Please scroll to the bottom of this page for on-line registration links.


COMPLETE FPT Residential Training course (All x4 Semesters)


$9,400 + GST AIP Members

$10, 600 + 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)


$2,500 + GST AIP Members

$2,800 + GST Non Members.


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Suite 1402, Level 14
55 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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