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FBP30121

Certificate III in Food Processing

Brewing

Get the training you need to work in highly skilled brewing jobs with this specialised industry qualification. 

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: South Bank Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 6 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$4,760
Subsidised
$5,390
Full Fee
$8,300
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Course overview

Kick start your career in craft brewing with this entry-level qualification. This course is suitable for both first-time brewers and seasoned professionals wanting to improve their skills.

Queensland is home to a growing number of craft brewers with craft beer production in Queensland worth more than $62 million annually. This course will give you the practical skills you need to get started in this growing industry. 

You'll cover essential industry skills including how to operate wort production, fermentation, filtration and beer packaging processes. You'll learn hands on with training delivered onsite at the new state-of-the-art Queensland BrewLab brewery located at the Coopers Plains Health and Food Sciences Precinct. 

Successful completion of this course will give you a technical and practical understanding of the brewing process and prepare you to work in a range of highly skilled brewing jobs.   

What can I do?

  • Assistant Brewer
  • Packaging Operator
  • Brewery Cellar Hand
  • Brewery Laboratory Assistant

Course outcome:

FPB30121 Certificate III in Food Processing (specialising in brewing)

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of work integrated learning in a commercial brewery.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPFSY3003
    Monitor the implementation of food safety and quality programs
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPFSY3003
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a leadership role in supporting day-to-day implementation of the food safety (including food allergen management) and quality programs and procedures in a work area.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Monitor the implementation of food safety and quality programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPFSY3004
    Participate in traceability activities
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPFSY3004
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in traceability and product recall activities to track food through all stages of production, processing and distribution.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in traceability activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPOPR3019
    Operate and monitor interrelated processes in a production or packaging system
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPOPR3019
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to set up, operate, adjust and monitor interrelated processes in a production, processing or packaging system. A production or packaging system typically involves a series of interrelated processes that must be coordinated and concurrently operated to produce the required outcome.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate and monitor interrelated processes in a production or packaging system

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPOPR3021
    Apply good manufacturing practice requirements in food processing
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPOPR3021
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with relevant good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements and workplace quality standards in a food or beverage processing facility.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply good manufacturing practice requirements in food processing

  • UNIT CODE
  • FBPWHS3001
    Contribute to work health and safety processes
    UNIT CODE :
    FBPWHS3001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to support the implementation of health and safety policies and procedures, and contribute to the development and implementation of risk control measures and safety practices within a workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $4,760
  • Subsidised: $5,390
  • Full fee: $8,300
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
12 months
Part time 1 day and 1 night per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $4,760
  • Subsidised: $5,390
  • Full fee: $8,300

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Certificate III in Food Processing (FBP30121)

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Certificate III in Food Processing

COURSE CODE: FBP30121
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be eligible to apply for this program.

Resources required

You will need the following personal protective equipment:

  • Work boots with steel cap protection or wet area boots with steel cap protection
  • Long work pants
Placement

At the end of your course, you will be required to complete 80 hours (2 weeks full time) of work integrated learning in a commercial brewery. TAFE Queensland will arrange this component of the course for you.

Need to know

Please note that this course will delivered at:

  • TAFE Queensland South Bank campus 1 day per week; and
  • 2 days per week at the Queensland BrewLab brewery located at the Coopers Plains Health and Food Sciences Precinct.

There are only 14 positions available in each course offering due to limited space available and work place health and safety requirements at the Brewlab facility at Coopers Plains.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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