Course Description

Create the next chocolate taste sensation. Help prevent food contamination. Start a career in the wine world. Our one-year certificate will give you the skills you need to step up your career or break into the food technology industry. You can work in research and development, quality control, laboratory testing, production supervision, technical services, marketing and management within the huge food manufacturing industry here in Australia or overseas. You'll use your scientific and analytical skills to learn about storing, processing, preserving, packing and distributing food so that it is safe and hygienic. You'll be responsible for protecting the health of many Australians and you may wish to work overseas to assist with food programs in developing countries. Food technology deals with the storage, processing, preservation, packaging and distribution of foods. It is about how best to process and store foods safely and hygienically to increase their shelf-life and to retain their best qualities. The food industry employs 50,000 people in Victoria alone. It has the responsibility of providing safe, wholesome food to the Australian population. The Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology provides an initial qualification in food technology for leading hands, supervisors, technical assistants (including quality control technicians), and food operators with relevant experience. This program offers people employed in the industry the opportunity to improve job satisfaction, gain a formal qualification related to work, and improve career opportunities. It also offers people seeking employment in the food technology industry a stronger base for entry. Plus, if you have a signed training agreement, you can undertake this certificate as a traineeship.

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Federation University Australia rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 87.5% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 82.1% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 89.3% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Federation University Australia. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Federation University Australia had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 56.9% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 27.7% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $52,200 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Entry Requirements