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Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology

FBP40418

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Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology – FBP40418

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Course Overview

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.

Career Pathways

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

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the FBP50118 Diploma of Food Science and Technology.

Course Dates & Times

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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

Fee Information

All applicants fall under one of the following:

To be elegible for a government subsidy you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or
  • A new holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen

1. Subsidised Standard
$3,180.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$636.00
3. Subsidised Trainee
$3,180.00
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
$636.00
5. Full Fee
$7,950.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

Course Materials
$1,060.00

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
  • Excursions

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
Core Units
BSBWHS401
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
FBPFST4004
Perform microbiological procedures in the food industry
FBPFST4011
Apply the principles of nutrition to food processing
FBPFSY4001
Supervise and maintain a food safety plan
FBPTEC4003
Control food contamination and spoilage
FBPTEC4007
Describe and analyse data using mathematical principles
MSL974020
Perform food tests
MSMENV472
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
FBPAUD4001
Assess compliance with food safety programs
FBPAUD4004
Identify, evaluate and control food safety hazards
FBPFST4003
Apply digital technology in food processing
FBPFST4005
Document food processes and supporting procedures
FBPFST4007
Establish operational requirements for a food processing enterprise
FBPFST4010
Apply sensory analysis in food processing
FBPFST5024
Implement and review the production of fermented dairy products and dairy desserts
FBPTEC4002
Apply principles of food packaging
FBPTEC4005
Apply an understanding of food additives
FBPTEC4009
Identify the physical and chemical properties of materials, food and related products
FBPTEC4011
Establish process capability
MSL974019
Perform chemical tests and procedures

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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.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

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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