The Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Food Safety Systems Officer or Production Line Supervisor.
This course is ideal for people currently working in technical or management roles in the Food Processing industry. You'll gain skills in the following areas:
- Product development
- Food safety and quality
- Food production and distribution
- Environmental factors and functions
- Management and review of workplace systems.
This program does not provide, or include, industry placement.
This course can be delivered on campus, or as a Traineeship.
This course prepares you to work in the Food Processing industry in a senior role. You may choose to pursue a career in one of the following areas:
- Food technology
- Marketing and management
- Production supervision
- Quality control
- Research and development
- Food standards and regulation
After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the FBP50118 Diploma of Food Science and Technology.
Course Dates & Times
Werribee - Research Close
Flexible Learning, Start Monday 1st July / 2019
Starts Monday 13th Jan, Dairy Processing Industry, 18 Months Part Time / 2020
Starts Wednesday 1st July, Dairy Processing Industry, 18 Months Part Time / 2020
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.
Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.
Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:
- Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
- E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.
GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:
- Attend an interview
- Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
- Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Course Study Units
Attendance & Commitment
It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.
Successful applicants are required to attend all scheduled classes, online (attendance at webinars) and on campus.
On-campus classes consist of one week residential (5 day) blocks.
Where to From Here
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Educational Support Services
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.
As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.
Services include on campus supports and remote supports
- employment information
- activities etc.
Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.
Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:
- Aspirations/career goals
- Educational attainment and capability
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.
Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.
You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:
- Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
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