Federation University Australia

Graduate Certificate in Brewing

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

This program is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the 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 may be typically required for small scale breweries, suppliers of breweries, and allied industries.

Designed for

Food scientists and/or those interested in or currently employed within the brewing industry


  • The Graduate Certificate in Brewing is a program consisting of four courses (15 credit points each). Delivery of the program material is essentially a distance education or flexible delivery mode, mainly online. This includes mailed readings, access to web-based lectures and tutorials, electronic books and an on-site workshop. When students are on-site they have access to: a 6 hL DME brewing system, for use as a commercial microbrewery and for training purposes
  • a functional 100L teaching brew house
  • a micromalter
  • and a malt and beer analysis laboratory. The workshop teaching mix consists of: formal and informal discussions
  • brewing practicals and demonstration
  • field trips to a malt-house and breweries
  • sensory evaluation training
  • and lectures from industry and/or University staff.


  • Brewing raw materials
  • The brewing process
  • Yeast and fermentation
  • Downstream processing.

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree
  • Or TAFE Diploma
  • Or relevant workplace training
  • Or 3 years' malting or brewing experience and referee's report

Study pathways

Graduates can continue into the Graduate Diploma of Brewing.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No
  • Part-time : 2 years

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