Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology

Our one-year certificate will give you the skills you need to step up your career or break into the food technology industry.
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18 months
Qualification Code
FBP40418

Create the next chocolate taste sensation. Help prevent food contamination. Start a career in the wine world. Our one-year certificate will give you the skills you need to step up your career or break into the food technology industry. You can work in research and development, quality control, laboratory testing, production supervision, technical services, marketing and management within the huge food manufacturing industry here in Australia or overseas.

You'll use your scientific and analytical skills to learn about storing, processing, preserving, packing and distributing food so that it is safe and hygienic. You'll be responsible for protecting the health of many Australians and you may wish to work overseas to assist with food programs in developing countries.

Food technology deals with the storage, processing, preservation, packaging and distribution of foods. It is about how best to process and store foods safely and hygienically to increase their shelf-life and to retain their best qualities. The food industry employs 50,000 people in Victoria alone. It has the responsibility of providing safe, wholesome food to the Australian population. The Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology provides an initial qualification in food technology for leading hands, supervisors, technical assistants (including quality control technicians), and food operators with relevant experience. This program offers people employed in the industry the opportunity to improve job satisfaction, gain a formal qualification related to work, and improve career opportunities. It also offers people seeking employment in the food technology industry a stronger base for entry.

Plus, if you have a signed training agreement, you can undertake this certificate as a traineeship.

  • Food technologist

Students who successfully complete the program can look forward to a rewarding career as a food technologist. Food technologists work in a wide range of areas including research and development, quality control, laboratory testing, production supervision, technical services, marketing and management within the food manufacturing industry. The food manufacturing industry consists of those places manufacturing food on a large scale, e.g. dairies, canneries, abattoirs, wineries, breweries, manufacturers of confectionery, baked goods, frozen foods, dehydrated foods, cereals, poultry and fish.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR WHS POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS TO MEET LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS
BSBWHS401
PERFORM MICROBIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
FBPFST4004
APPLY THE PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION TO FOOD PROCESSING
FBPFST4011
SUPERVISE AND MAINTAIN A FOOD SAFETY PLAN
FBPFSY4001
CONTROL FOOD CONTAMINATION AND SPOILAGE
FBPTEC4003
DESCRIBE AND ANALYSE DATA USING MATHEMATICAL PRINCIPLES
FBPTEC4007
PERFORM FOOD TESTS
MSL974020
IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
MSMENV472
LEAD AND FACILITATE A TEAM
BSBXTW401
ESTABLISH OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A FOOD PROCESSING ENTERPRISE
FBPFST4007
LABEL FOODS ACCORDING TO LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS
FBPFST4009
APPLY SENSORY ANALYSIS IN FOOD PROCESSING
FBPFST4010
MONITOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF QUALITY AND FOOD SAFETY PROGRAMS
FBPFSY3001
PARTICIPATE IN A HACCP TEAM
FBPFSY3002
APPLY PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL
FBPOPR4001
MANAGE INTERNAL AUDITS
FBPPPL4007
APPLY PRINCIPLES OF FOOD PACKAGING
FBPTEC4002
APPLY AN UNDERSTANDING OF FOOD ADDITIVES
FBPTEC4005
PERFORM BASIC TESTS
MSL973013
USE STRUCTURED PROBLEM-SOLVING TOOLS
MSMSUP390

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

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

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

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LMR

National course code: FBP40418

Entry requirements (year 12)

Online delivery with 8 days of on-campus training held as a 1 x block over 1.5 weeks. This training is compulsory and is held at the Mt Helen campus. Dates of workshop will be provided at time of enrolment.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

Other study costs

All facilities, equipment and materials will be supplied by the trainee's workplace or Federation University as part of the workshops. Students are required to have computer access and provide personal stationery.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

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

 

 

School department

Federation TAFE

Course coordinator

Sharon Cini