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Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology

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The Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Food Safety Systems Officer or Production Line Supervisor. This course is ideal for people currently working in technical or management roles in the Food Processing industry.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
18 months part-time
Course Code
FBP40418
Study Mode
Online, In person
Domestic Fees
$3,498 total

About this course

The Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Food Safety Systems Officer or Production Line Supervisor.

This course is ideal for people currently working in technical or management roles in the Food Processing industry. You'll gain skills in the following areas:

  • Product development
  • Food safety and quality
  • Food production and distribution
  • Environmental factors and functions
  • Management and review of workplace systems.

This course can be delivered on campus, or as a traineeship for those currently employed in the Food Processing industry.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.

Study locations

Online Campus

Shepparton - William Orr

Online

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Food Processing industry in a senior role. You may choose to pursue a career in one of the following areas:

  • Food technology
  • Marketing and management
  • Production supervision
  • Quality control
  • Research and development
  • Food standards and regulation

Working in this industry may involve shift and weekend work.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.