Graduate Certificate in Brewing

The course is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the scientific principles and practice of malting and brewing.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Delivered over 2 years. One unit delivered per semester.
(60 credit points = 0.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course

The course is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the scientific principles and practice of malting and brewing. The Graduate Certificate overviews the whole brewing process, it provides significant detail in the areas of raw materials, wort production, fermentation and analysis, which maybe typically required for small scale breweries, suppliers of breweries, and allied industries.


  • Brewer
  • Maltster

Graduates will be able to seek employment in the malting and brewing industries.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

SCBRW5081, 15 credit points

Semester 2

SCBRW5082, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

SCBRW5083, 15 credit points

Semester 2

SCBRW5086, 15 credit points

Entry requirements (year 12)


Entry requirements (non year 12)

Candidates should hold a bachelor degree or a TAFE Diploma, or be able to provide evidence of completion of relevant workplace training.

If participants in the program do not possess a formal qualification or have not participated in workplace training it would be expected that they would normally have a minimum of three years malting or brewing experience and provide a referee's report.

All applicants must provide a current resume with their application.

Extra Requirements

All applicants must provide a current resume with their application.

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: SU4

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$3,975 estimated certificate tuition fee - commencing 2021

This Certificate is 0.5 EFTSL (equivalent full-time study load) or 60 credit points. 1 EFTSL or 120 credit points is equivalent to a standard year of full time study.

The estimated certificate fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

How long does it take to compete the program?

Normally, the program is completed in two years. Students normally complete one subject per semester.

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

School of Science, Psychology and Sport

Course coordinator

David Bean