Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology - FBP40418

Federation University

Subjects you can Study:

Use structured problem-solving tools; Conduct food safety audits; Apply the principles of nutrition to food processing; Apply an understanding of legal requirements of food production; Trial new process or product; Handle food safely in a retail environment; Communicate and negotiate to conduct food safety audits; Apply an understanding of food additives; Label foods according to legislative requirements; Identify, evaluate and control food safety hazards; Participate in product recalls; Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices; Determine handling processes for perishable food items; Supervise and verify supporting programs for food safety; Implement and review the processing of high and low boil confectionery; Apply principles of statistical process control; Apply principles of food packaging; Perform chemical tests and procedures; Perform food tests; Implement and review the manufacturing and processing of edible fats and oils; Identify the physical and chemical properties of materials, food and related products; Produce acid and heat coagulated cheese; Perform biological procedures; Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs; Construct a process control chart for a food processing operation; Produce a range of rennet-coagulated cheeses; Perform microbiological procedures in the food industry; Participate in improvement processes; Apply sensory analysis in food processing; Carry out sampling and interpret tests for cheese production; Control food contamination and spoilage; Implement and review the processing of confectionery products; Perform basic tests; Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements; Apply basic process engineering principles to food processing; Apply food microbiological techniques and analysis; Apply digital technology in food processing; Establish process capability; Apply water management principles to the food industry; Produce acid-coagulated soft cheese; Implement and review manufacturing of cereal products; Manage internal audits; Manage water treatment processes; Apply food preservation technologies; Implement and review the processing of fruit, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices; Assess compliance with food safety programs; Implement and review the processing of market milk and related products; Establish operational requirements for a food processing enterprise; Describe and analyse data using mathematical principles; Supervise and maintain a food safety plan; Implement and review the production of chocolate products; Document food processes and supporting procedures; Preserve food in cans or sealed containers; Implement and review the production of fermented dairy products and dairy desserts

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Laboratory Worker,
Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gippsland (Churchill)
Wimmera (Horsham)
Mount Helen (Ballarat)
SMB (Ballarat)
Mount Rowan (Rural Science)
Wendouree (Rural Science)
Camp Street (Ballarat)

With our number one ranking for teaching quality and an enviable graduate employment rating (The Good Universities Guide 2016), Federation Business School prides itself on being one of the most student-friendly business schools in Australia, and has more than 20,000 domestic and international students.


We offer higher education programs in Ballarat, Gippsland, Berwick and the Wimmera. We also work with a range of partner institutes across Australia and the world.

Federation Business School combines a strong tradition of education with the freedom and dynamism that comes with being a regionally based university. Smaller class sizes mean you’re more than a student — you’re part of the new Federation Generation.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

As part of our commitment to provide you with as many opportunities, networks and experiences throughout your time studying with us, WIL is now a core component of our redesigned Bachelor of Business programs and an elective option in some commerce programs. Work Integrated Learning includes internships, overseas study tours and projects. By undertaking WIL you will benefit from our industry connections, apply your theory based knowledge and be job ready upon graduation.

Support Services

The University understands that starting your life as a university student is exciting, but that it also involves change with a challenge or two along the way. To help you meet these challenges, and to succeed, we have developed the following range of student-focused programs.

  • UniReady
  • Mentor program
  • PASS program
  • Learning skills advisors
  • After hours tutoring
  • ASK program
  • Study skills

For a more detailed list of support services, please visit: federation.edu.au/future-students/study-at-feduni/student-support

For the best start, live on Res.

With first year students guaranteed accommodation during their first year of study, living on Res is ideal for international students. Join us on Res and experience:

  • Proven transition program to help you settle in
  • Formation of lifelong friendships
  • 24-hour access to residential support
  • Planned experiences and instant networks
  • No hidden costs with bills included in rent
  • Residences located on or close to campus


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