Diploma of Food Science and Technology

Duration Up to 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeFDF50311
TAFE SA CodeTP00350
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Description

This course has been designed to provide students with an in-depth level of knowledge and skills that can be practically applied in a wide variety of occupations across the food and beverage processing industry. It will be of interest to students who would like to learn how to create new and innovative food products from raw ingredients, improve their analysis and leadership skills and/or work in one of Australia’s most dynamic and fastest growing industries.

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access VET Student Loans are required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills, or provide evidence of successful completion of SACE Stage 2 or equivalent Australian Year 12 certificate, or completion of Certificate IV or above.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
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    Employment Outcomes

    This Qualification targets those working in technical and management roles covering product development, food safety and quality, food production and distribution, environmental factors and functions, and the management and review of workplace systems. The job role requires technical skills and knowledge in the science and technology that support food processing. Job titles may include food technologist, production manager, food testing manager, quality systems manager, food safety systems manager, product development team leader, processing systems manager, environmental manager (food processing).

    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.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Food Science and Technology (FDF50311)
    During the course you will research and develop your own new food product, participate in industry tours, produce a range of value-added food products including cheese, ice cream, confectionery, olive oils, jams and sauces, experiment with the production of a range of beverages including beer, coffee and soft drinks and you will have the opportunity to work alongside highly qualified industry professionals in world class facilities. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 12 elective units.

    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.

    Credit Transfer

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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    Fees

     Fee Range (approx)
    Total TAFE SA course cost$7,178 - $11,165

    This course also has an incidentals cost of: $60  for Laboratory coat

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