Diploma of Food Science and Technology

Duration (incl. holidays) 45 weeks
Teaching Duration41 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code081468D
National CodeFDF50311
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
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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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    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

    You will only receive a joint offer for TAFE SA and University if you apply for a Packaged University Program. If the University course that you have selected is not part of a Packaged University Offers, you will need to apply separately to the University for your selected degree program.

    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.

    Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    Diploma of Food Science and Technology

    Credit Gained
    UniversityUniversity CoursePointsTime Equiv.Details
    University of AdelaideBachelor of Food and Nutrition Science24 points 12 months Details


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $4500-
    Semester 2AUD $4500-
    Fee TotalsAUD $9000-
    Total Course CostAUD $9000

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Students Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

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    TAFE South Australia International

    Level 1, 120 Currie Street
    Adelaide, South Australia, 5000