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Malting and Brewing

The short course consists of a teaching mix of formal and informal discussions, lectures from University staff and local industry, practical brewing, sensory evaluation sessions, and field trips to one or more breweries.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Ballarat - Mt Helen
On Demand
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5 days
This training covers the science of brewing, from barley physiology to fermentation biochemistry. The malting and brewing short course consists of a teaching mix of formal and informal discussions, brewing practicals and demonstrations, field trips to breweries and a malt-house, and lectures from industry and University staff.
Brewer Maltster: Any person working in the malting, brewing and allied industries would benefit by participating in this program. The course will assist in the following: New graduates entering the malting and brewing industries provide specialised training for suppliers to the malting and brewing industries employees of the industry requiring further skills training upgrading of skills for long term employees of the industry complement existing training courses in the malting and brewing industries provide small brewers (and those planning to commence small brewery operations) with an introduction to the science and technology of malting and brewing.

Contact hours can vary depending on requirements, however typical contact hours for full-time study are around 25-30 hours comprising of on-campus classes, online learning and self-directed study.

All candidates would be expected to have a working knowledge of at least one facet of the industry and a reasonable understanding of scientific principles to upper secondary level would be an advantage.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: 401329

The fee for the program will be at an approximate cost of $2,200 (including GST, excluding accommodation and breakfast). The registration fee for the five day program will include lunches, morning and afternoon teas, dinners and lecture material. You will need to arrange and pay for your own accommodation and breakfast - costs for this will vary dependant on where you chose to stay but generally range between $80-$150 per night. There are options for on campus student accommodation, as well as with local motels. More information on accommodation options will be provided on acceptance into the program. On campus options Off campus local accommodation Scholarships

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CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

Course co-ordinator

Associate Professor Peter Aldred