National code: FBP40621

    Certificate IV in Artisan Fermented Products

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    OverviewAbout this course

    This course provides deeper technical expertise in brewing operations. Learn the business and planning skills required for roles such as senior brewer, team lead, production manager, head brewer, or owner of your own brewery.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

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

    • Meet legislative requirements for labelling artisan products

    • Conduct in-depth sensory and lab analysis

    • Manage the beer production process

    • Plan production, lead teams, and coordinate operations

    • Design an artisan brewery

    Course outcomes

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

    • A nationally accredited Certificate IV

    • A pathway to further study in Laboratory Technology (Food)

    • Specialist skills to create artisan fermented products

    • The ability to set up your own business

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

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

    • You must be over 18.

    • It is preferred that you either be employed in the industry or have relevant experience, as evidenced by a copy of your resume and a letter from your employer/s outlining your experience.

    • You need to include a cover letter with your application, outlining why you want to do the course and what you would like to achieve.

    Entry recommendations

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

    • The ability to stand on your feet and perform manual tasks

    • Manual dexterity to operate laboratory and brewing equipment

    • An interest and passion in brewing

    • The ability to read and follow standard operating procedures

    • Basic numerical skills to calculate required materials, record data and interpret results

    • Good communication skills

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: brewer, assistant brewer, production manager, laboratory technician, quality control technician and quality control officer.


    Although a licence is not compulsory to work in the brewing industry, you are able to apply for a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) licence when you successfully complete this course. Visit Liquor & Gaming NSW for more information.

    Study pathways

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

    Previous study0 Courses

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

    The Certificate IV in Artisan Fermented Products does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Certificate IV in Artisan Fermented Products does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Related study1 Course

    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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Artisan Fermented Products qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 22 units of competency, including 9 core and 13 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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.

    • Label foods according to legislative requirementsFBPFST4009

    • Interpret and respond to food and/or beverage test resultsFBPFST4013

    • Apply sensory analysis in food and/or beverage productionFBPFST4014

    • Develop a HACCP-based food safety planFBPFSY5001

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities 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

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • 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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