QUALIFICATION

Certificate III Program in Food Processing (Artisan Cheese)



TAFE SA Code: CP00147

Incorporating: Certificate III in Food Processing (FBP30117)

Description

Gain a solid foundation for a career in the Artisan Cheese industry. You will learn the craft and business of artisan cheese production including safety guidelines and procedures and how to monitor food quality.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Part Time

Cheesemaker Cheesemaker

Locations & Applications

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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$1,387
$2,774
Concession
$475
$949

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$2,555
$5,110

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
    • There may be associated optional short courses which will attract additional fees.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Possible job roles include: Cheesemaker

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Skills Covered

    Certificate III Program in Food Processing (Artisan Cheese)
    During this program, you will participate in courses from milk science and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), through 12 days of cheese making in our factory, to sensory, cheese defects, affinage and more. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 12 elective units. During this program, you will participate in courses from milk science and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), through 12 days of cheese making in our factory, to sensory, cheese defects, affinage and more. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 12 elective units.

    Qualification/Certification

    Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:

    Qualification TAFE SA Code National Code
    Certificate III in Food Processing TP01109 FBP30117

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to OHS processes 40
    Implement the food safety program and procedures 30
    Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs 70
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
    Provide and apply workplace information 30

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply an understanding of food additives 50
    Apply principles of statistical process control 30
    Apply quality systems and procedures 30
    Apply raw materials, ingredient and process knowledge to production problems 60
    Apply statistics to operational processes 40
    Carry out processes for a range of artisan cheeses 60
    Clean equipment in place 30
    Conduct cheese making operations 60
    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 40
    Implement the pest prevention program 40
    Minimise environmental impact 10
    Participate in a HACCP team 50
    Participate in sensory analyses 40
    Participate in work teams and groups 30
    Perform basic tests 60
    Report on workplace performance 30
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