Prepare to make food safe from paddock to plate for millions of Australians as a food technologist. Put on your lab coat and scientifically inspect food and workplaces in a critical, growing industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Apply nutrition principles to food processing
Perform chemical and physical food tests
Monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Supervise and maintain a food safety plan
Control food contamination and spoilage
Apply microbiological procedures
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
Techniques to test food safety
The opportunity to become a Food Safety Auditor in NSW by completing 3 speciality units
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to work independently and as part of a team
A computer or similar device with an internet connection
Personal protective equipment including a laboratory coat, safety glasses/goggles and fully enclosed, low heeled, water repellent shoes
A scientific calculator, permanent marking pens and stationery
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Food technologist, Production line manager, Quality systems coordinator, Food safety systems officer, Product development team member and Environmental systems officer (food processing)
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 units of competency, including 8 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.
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
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.