Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology

FDF40311

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $4925

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Average Course Duration: 1 Year

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Description

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
  • meat
  • seafood
  • poultry including chicken meat and egg processing
  • dairy processing
  • confectionery
  • beverages
  • baking and cereals.
  • Job roles

    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).
  • Additional Qualification advice

    Units selected from other Training Packages must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the Qualification level.

    Note: AgriFood Skills Australia expects that the design of any training delivery and assessment program to support the achievement of this Qualification is based on:

  • the context required by the industry and/or enterprise
  • a holistic and integrated training delivery and assessment plan that identifies learning activities and evidence required
  • flexible delivery options including on-the-job and work-based training that support the development of competency.
  • Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) who were satisfied with the training.

    Improved Employment Status

    Surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.

    Enrolled in Further Study

    Surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) who have enrolled in additional training or education.

    Median Salary

    Median salary for surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) who received their first ever full-time job after completion of training.

    Top 3 Occupational Outcomes

    Following are the top 3 occupation groups that surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) are employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    39.3%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers

    17.4%

    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Professionals

    9.7%

    Professionals

    Top 3 Employing Industries

    Following are the top 3 industries that surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) are employed in:

    Construction

    19.9%

    Construction
    Manufacturing

    19.1%

    Manufacturing
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing

    17.6%

    Transport, Postal and Warehousing

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Career Pathway

    Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology is in the Engineering and Related Technologies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical.


    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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