Graduate Diploma of Brewing

The program is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the scientific principles and practice of malting and brewing.
1 year
(120 credit points = 1.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course

The program is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge of the scientific principles and practice of malting and brewing. The Graduate Diploma includes detailed information in areas relevant to the large scale brewing industry such types of packaging, quality assurance and quality management, and the engineering principles of brewing.

Please note: there are no Commonwealth Supported Places available for this program; this is a full fee paying program.

  • Brewer
  • Brewery owner
  • Maltster

Graduates from this program generally find employment in the malting and brewing industries.  For example, past graduates have opened their own brewery, worked in craft breweries, or worked for major brewing companies.

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
SCBRW5083, 15 credit points
SCBRW5084, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

SCBRW5085, 15 credit points
SCBRW5087, 15 credit points

Semester 2

SCBRW5086, 15 credit points
SCBRW5088, 15 credit points

Entry requirements (year 12)


Entry requirements (non year 12)

You must complete the Graduate Certificate of Brewing prior to commencing this program.

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 and brewing experience and provide a referee's report.

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: SV4

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full Fee Paying

$25,600 annual tuition fee - commencing 2022

Domestic fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

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.

When will I be advised if my application is successful?
Successful applicants are notified in mid December for the following year intake.

What is the duration of the program?
2 years part-time. Students normally complete 1 subject per semester.



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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