Develop your laboratory skills and prepare for a career as a laboratory officer or technician in the fascinating food manufacturing sector. Support consumers’ health and safety by ensuring food and its packaging meet quality standards and regulation requirements.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Process and interpret data
Use laboratory application software
Analyse data and report results
Conduct sensory analysis
Provide input to production trials
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience working in a real laboratory
Industry networks and connections
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
That you hold a Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques, evidenced by a transcript or
That you hold a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, in a relevant science discipline, evidenced by a transcript or
That you hold equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant science discipline, emphasising your experience in food related laboratory work
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands and complete course tasks in laboratory and outdoor settings
The ability to manually handle goods up to 20kg (move gas bottles, physical sampling etc)
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Our graduates go onto roles like: technical officer pathology, biotechnology technical officer, laboratory technical officer, forensic science technician, calibration technician, manufacturing testing technical officer, food laboratory technical officer and mineral assay technical officer.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Food) 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 Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Food) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 5 core and 10 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.
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