Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology
Food Science and Technology course details
Course description and aims
This course is aimed at those working in technical and supervisory roles covering product development, food safety and quality, food production and distribution, environmental functions, and the maintenance and monitoring of food processing systems. It provides the scientific and technological knowledge to support food processing in a range of industries including general food processing, meat, seafood, poultry including chicken meat and egg processing, dairy processing, confectionery, beverages, and baking and cereals.
Course outcomes and careers
Food technologist, production line manager, quality systems coordinator, food safety systems officer, product development team member, processing systems coordinator, environmental systems officer (food processing).
After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake FDF50311 Diploma of Food Science and Technology.
This qualification provides a senior technical level occupational outcome in
food processing and supporting functions and covers a range of food related
industries including but not limited to:
- general food processing
- poultry including chicken meat and egg processing
- dairy processing
- baking and cereals.
This qualification targets those working in technical and supervisory
roles covering product development, food safety and quality, food production and
distribution, environmental functions, and the maintenance and monitoring of
food processing 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 line manager
- quality systems coordinator
- food safety systems officer
- product development team member
- processing systems coordinator
- environmental systems officer (food processing).
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative
and/or regulatory requirements. However, all work must comply with food safety,
occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental regulations and
legislation that apply to the workplace.
Enrol at any location
You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class a week over 4 days. An indication of how yourweekly timetable may look is: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).
Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges
Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance
You will need to purchase a laboratory coat ($20-25), safety goggles ($10-$15) and a scientific calculator ($20-$25), permanent marker ($2) and need to wear fully covered, low heeled shoes.
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Find out more about recognition: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition
Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Ultimo Campus, Building F, Level 7, room 24.
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|FDFFST4006A||Apply food preservation technologies||50|
|FDFFST4001A||Apply food processing technologies||50|
|FDFOP2015A||Apply principles of statistical process control||30|
|FDFAU4002A||Communicate and negotiate to conduct food safety audits||40|
|FDFAU4003A||Conduct food safety audits||80|
|FDFTEC4003A||Control food contamination and spoilage||50|
|FDFTEC4007A||Describe and analyse data using mathematical principles||50|
|FDFFST4007A||Establish operational requirements for a food processing enterprise||50|
|FDFTEC4009A||Identify the physical and chemical properties of materials, food and related products||70|
|FDFAU4004A||Identify, evaluate and control food safety hazards||80|
|FDFFS2001A||Implement the food safety program and procedures||80|
|FDFFST4009A||Label foods according to legislative requirements||30|
|FDFOHS4002A||Maintain OHS processes||50|
|FDFFST4002A||Monitor the development and implementation of a food QA system||70|
|FDFFS3001A||Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs||100|
|FDFFST4004A||Perform microbiological procedures in the food industry||40|
|FDFFS4001A||Supervise and maintain a food safety plan||70|
|FDFOP2061A||Use numerical applications in the workplace||30|