Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology

Federation University

This qualification is part of the Food Processing Training Package. It targets those working in technical and supervisory roles covering product development, food safety and quality, food production and distribution, environmental functions, and the maintenance and monitoring of food processing systems. The job role requires technical skills and knowledge in the science and technology that support food processing.

Course Fee:

Australian: $15,795

Entry Requirements:

Certificate III in Food Processing; or relevant vocational training and/or vocational experience


12 core and electives

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Apply principles of statistical process control; Control food contamination and spoilage; Describe and analyse data using mathematical principles; Establish operational requirements for a food processing enterprise; Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices; Implement the food safety program and procedures; Maintain OHS processes; Monitor the development and implementation of a food quality assurance system; plus more. Electives: Assess and evaluate meat industry requirements and processes; Specify sheep product using AUS-MEAT language; plus more.

Study Pathways:

Diploma of Food Processing

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wimmera (Horsham)
Camp Street (Ballarat)
Mount Rowan (Rural Science)
Mount Helen (Ballarat) Yes Part time 2 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) Yes 2 years
SMB (Ballarat)
Mount Helen (Ballarat) Yes Full time 1 year
Wendouree (Rural Science)
Gippsland (Churchill)
Mount Helen (Ballarat) Yes

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