National code: FBP30121

Certificate III in Food Processing (Brewing)

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Overview About this course

Dive into the science of what makes a perfect beer, hone your craft and capitalise on industry growth. Operate brewing equipment, hear from industry experts and gain skills that will enable you to follow your passion and make your own artisanal beer.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Monitor and implement food safety programs in brewing

  • Follow work health and safety and good hygiene practices

  • Operate brewing industry equipment

  • Apply control measures to maintain high standard of quality

  • Follow beer production and packaging processes

  • Apply good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements in brewing

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment for units completed

  • A pathway to further study in food processing or food science and technology

  • A sound understanding of food safety practices and procedures in brewing

  • Techniques to creating artisan beer products

  • Exposure to foundational skills for food and beverage production

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • The ability to attend an interview

  • The ability to attend the course at the Ultimo campus, if you're applying as a non-traineeship student

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Employment in the brewing industry. If not, you will need to attend the Ultimo campus to develop your practical skills in our microbrewing pilot plant

  • Good attention to detail

  • Good hand-eye coordination

  • The ability to work individually and as part of a team

  • Computer or similar device and internet access

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success

  • and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Food production or process worker , Food processing technician, Food or beverage industry salesperson, Micro-brewer/brewing assistant , Brewmaster and Food processing operator

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Food Processing (Brewing) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Food Processing (Brewing) does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 2 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Food Processing (Brewing) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 17 Units of competency, including 5 core and 12 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Participate in traceability activities FBPFSY3004

  • Apply good manufacturing practice requirements in food processing FBPOPR3021

  • Monitor the implementation of food safety and quality programs FBPFSY3003

  • Operate and monitor interrelated processes in a production or packaging system FBPOPR3019

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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