Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology

Course Code FDF40311
Campus Werribee - Research Close
Duration 985 hours, 12 Months Part time

This Certificate IV qualification is co-delivered with the Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques MSL40116 and targets those working in technical and management roles within the food industry. It covers product development, food safety and quality, food production and distribution, environmental factors and functions, and the management and review of workplace systems

FDF40311 - Core Units
FDFOP2015A - Apply Principles Of Statistical Process Control
FDFTEC4003A - Control Food Contamination And Spoilage
FDFTEC4007A - Describe And Analyse Data Using Mathematical Principles
FDFFST4007A - Establish Operational Requirements For A Food Processing Enterprise
MSAENV472B - Implement And Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
FDFFS2001A - Implement the food safety program and procedures
FDFOHS4002A - Maintain OHS Processes
FDFFST4002A - Monitor The Development And Implementation Of A Food QA System
FDFFS3001A - Monitor The Implementation Of Quality And Food Safety Programs
MSL974003A - Perform Chemical Tests And Procedures
FDFFST4004A - Perform Microbiological Procedures In The Food Industry
FDFFS4001A - Supervise And Maintain A Food Safety Plan

FDF40311 - Elective Units
FDFFST4010A - Apply Sensory Analysis In Food Processing
FDFFST4011A - Apply The Principles Of Nutrition To Food Processing
FDFFST4012A - Apply Water Management Principles To The Food Industry
FDFFST4020A - Implement And Review The Processing Of Market Milk And Related Products
FDFFST5003A - Construct A Process Control Chart For A Food Processing Operation
FDFOP2061A - Use numerical applications in the workplace
FDFTEC4005A - Apply An Understanding Of Food Additives
MSL973007 - Perform microscopic examination

Enrollment will require a successful selection interview which will include a Pre-Training Review and an online Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) language, literacy and numeracy assessment.
Enrolling students are required to be employed full time in the food processing industry. This program does not provide, or include, industry placement

After successful completion of this course you may wish to progress onto the Diploma of Food Science and Technology FDF50311

This course will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in food technology, marketing and management, production supervision, quality control, research and development or food standards and regulation

Students are required to attend all scheduled classes - online and on campus. On-campus classes are conducted four times a year, and consist of one week residential (5 day) blocks - generally in March, April, June and August.
This program does not provide, or include, industry placement

Assessment may include the following:
- knowledge tests
- presentations
- completion of projects and reports
- work observation
- workplace assessments
- work documents
- third party reports
- demonstration of skills or knowledge
- completion of online assessments
-workplace projects

Type Cost
Full Fees $2,807.25
Concession $561.45
Fee for Service Fee $4,925.00
Material Fee Fees maybe applicable contact 1300 GOTAFE (468 233)


The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Campus Times Start End
Werribee - Research Close Dual Qualification - 4 One Week Residential Blocks as per Study Year 01-01-2018 31-12-2018