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You can upgrade your existing skills or start your career in butchery from no experience at all. TAFE NSW butchery facilities incorporate tomorrow's technology. And teachers are connected to industry bodies, the latest regulations and techniques. Apprenticeships may be linked to your course and you may have WorldSkills opportunities.

There is a huge range of food processing careers, from operational to management and strategy. Nationally recognised TAFE NSW courses can pave your career path, from building blocks to specialist skills, and are taught in hands-on environments. Teachers are connected to industry bodies, and know the latest regulations and techniques. This career area has huge potential.

Food technology careers have huge potential and are a source of heavy investment and innovation. Our teachers are connected to industry bodies, and know the latest regulations and techniques, and are experts and ensuring theory and skills are blended to give you the best career boost possible.

Wine industry courses are connected to industry bodies. Explore the latest innovations and regulations. Build your career from any experience level, and make a difference in this key career area linking viticulture and wine-making.

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Food scientists study food in a general way, implementing a range of scientific skills and knowledge to improve safety, production, and nutrition. Food and beverage technology is a more specific kind of food science that different companies employ to help produce new foods, flavours, and products that they hope will be popular with consumers.

Depending on the specific food science career you’re interested in, TAFE NSW can help you to develop the skills and knowledge, as well as the qualification you need to kickstart your career. Contact TAFE NSW on 131 601 today, and discover the perfect course to help you become qualified for your food science career.

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What job opportunities could a laboratory, food sciences or wine course lead to?

Whether you’re just starting out in your laboratory and food sciences career or want to gain more qualifications to add to your previous experience, TAFE NSW offers food science, production and processing courses at multiple levels to suit you.

Qualifications in these courses can lead to job opportunities such as: laboratory technician, laboratory attendant, field assistant, sterilising agent, dietetic assistant, food technologist, or food processing technician.

Our course areas cover:

  • Butchery: Learn butchery skills through a specialised range of tools, materials, and information you need to get ahead in the Australian meat industry.
  • Food Processing: Gain practical skills in food production and processing as well as fundamental knowledge in food safety guidelines and procedures, food quality monitor, and safety practices.
  • Food Technology: Develop technical skills and knowledge in food science and technology, learn about laboratory procedures and food technologist responsibilities.
  • Wine Industry: This course will provide you with knowledge about Australian wines, wine production, wine and food combinations and can lead to job opportunities such as a sommelier or a wine grape grower.