Certificate III Program in Food Processing (Brewing)

TAFE SA Code: CP00238

Incorporating: Certificate III in Food Processing (FBP30117)


This course is designed for existing brewery owners and workers, and those looking for entry into this exciting and rapidly expanding industry. The course is delivered in the Regency Campus Brewery in three intensive blocks, each two weeks long.
It is a nationally recognised certificate III in Food Processing, contextualized specifically for breweries.
Practical skills and technical knowledge are delivered in parallel.
The course content includes:
•Boots-on experience producing commercial beers from ingredients to finished bottles;
•A comprehensive lecture series covering all ingredients, equipment process and product aspects in depth;
•Guest presenters from suppliers, scientists and allied technical experts; •Practical laboratory experience and advice
•Tours and site visits to maltings, breweries and the trade.

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Up to 3 months 

Full Time

Brewer Brewer

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Course Admission Requirements

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.

Total Fees for the 3 month course
$2,622 - $2,774

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
$4,830 - $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.

    • 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.
  • 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: Brewer, Brewhouse Operator, Cellars Operator, Packaging Operator, Brewery Technician, Brewery team leader, Brewery Leading Hand, Craft Brewer, Brewpub operator.
    Previous graduates have found employment in the booming craft brewery sector and gone on to found their own breweries and beer brands.

    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 (Brewing)
    This practical and informative course covers all the necessary skills and knowledge to run a brewery and includes topics relevant to current industry trends and provides a solid grounding for a career in the delete micro brewing industry. You will gain a fundamental knowledge of food safety guidelines and procedures, including how to monitor food quality programs and contribute to Work Health and Safety practices. Assessment includes quizzes, practical participation, and assignments to be completed after course attendance time. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 12 elective units.


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

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

    Apprenticeships and Traineeships (Contracts of Training) You will receive a Trade based qualification and a parchment from TAFE SA.

    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.

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

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
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