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Course Description

Combining chemistry, biology and microbiology, food science opens up a variety of rewarding careers in the food industry. Learn how to make food healthier, tastier and safer for consumers with the help of our expert teachers, guest lecturers and field trips.

Our teachers have extensive current food manufacturing industry experience and provide expert insights into all aspects of the food industry, its challenges and opportunities.

Take advantage of a varied and detailed learning experience. Your food science studies will include field trips and experiential learning, special guest lectures, networking opportunities and a major product development project where you can showcase your concept to an expert judging panel.

 

The experience

  • Learn from food industry specialists across a range of disciplines 
  • Learn the science and multi-layered factors that create great food and food businesses
  • Take part in our Food Product Innovation Award, where students are challenged to develop an innovative product to be judged by industry professionals.

COURSE DETAILS

Course Code

FDF50311

Study Area

Foods

Course Level

Diploma

Course Structure

Please note that the order of the delivery of units may vary between campuses. Elective units will also differ and not all units listed below will be delivered at all campuses.

Stage 1

FDFFS4001ASupervise and maintain a food safety plan
FDFFST4O04APerform microbiological procedures in the food industry
FDFOP2061AUse numerical applications in the workplace
FDFOP2015AApply principles of statistical process control
FDFTEC4007ADescribe and analyse data using mathematical principles
FDFFST4010AApply sensory analyses in food processing
FDFFST4054AIdentify and implement product safety and quality for manufacturing of cereal products
FDFFST4050AIdentify and implement product safety and quality for fruit, vegetables and other produce
MSL974004APerform food tests
FDFOHS4002AMaintain OHS processes
MSAENV472BImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
FDFFST5030ADevelop, manage and maintain quality systems for food processing
FDFFS5001ADevelop a HACCP based food safety program
FDFFST5005AIdentify the biochemical properties of food
FDFFST5006AApply food microbiological techniques and analysis
FDFFST5002AIdentify and implement required process control for a food processing operation
FDFFST5008ADevelop a new food product
MSL975005AConduct sensory analysis
FDFFST5026AImplement and review the processing of ice creams and frozen dairy products
FDFFST4052AImplement and review the manufacturing and processing of edible fats and oils
FDFFST4036AImplement and review the processing of confectionery products
FDFFST5004ASpecify and monitor the nutritional value of processed foods

Stage 2

FDFFST5030ADevelop, manage and maintain quality systems for food processing
FDFFS5001ADevelop a HACCP based food safety program
FDFFST5005AIdentify the biochemical properties of food
FDFFST5006AApply food microbiological techniques and analysis
FDFFST5002AIdentify and implement required process control for a food processing operation
FDFFST5008ADevelop a new food product
MSL975005AConduct sensory analysis
FDFFST5026AImplement and review the processing of ice creams and frozen dairy products
FDFFST4052AImplement and review the manufacturing and processing of edible fats and oils
FDFFST4036AImplement and review the processing of confectionery products
FDFFST5004ASpecify and monitor the nutritional value of processed foods

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