Diploma of Food Science and Technology

FDF50311

Course Overview

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Description

This Qualification provides a management level occupational outcome in a technical or quality role 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 management roles covering product development, food safety and quality, food production and distribution, environmental factors and functions, and the management and review of workplace 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 manager
  • food testing manager
  • quality systems manager
  • food safety systems manager
  • product development team leader
  • processing systems manager
  • environmental manager (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

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Diploma) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    30.3%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Professionals

    28.3%

    Professionals
    Labourers

    8.6%

    Labourers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

    Transport, Postal and Warehousing

    21.8%

    Transport, Postal and Warehousing
    Mining

    14.4%

    Mining
    Construction

    10.7%

    Construction

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

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    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

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    Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

    VET Student Loans

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    Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.


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