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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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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
LAST CHANCE TO APPLY Start date: 08 Jul 2024 Duration: 6 months View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Fee-Free TAFE

Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

$0
Concession

Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

$5,035
Subsidised

There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

$5,680
Full Fee

This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

$8,725
Eligibility calculator

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 our Mt Gravatt nano brewery and at the new state-of-the-art Queensland BrewLab microbrewery 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)

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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
  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

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CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mt Gravatt
On campus with some online
08 Jul 2024
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $5,035

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $5,680

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $8,725

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Mt Gravatt

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    40%
  • On Campus Time
    60%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 months
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 3 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $5,035

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $5,680

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $8,725

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
Mt Gravatt
On campus with some online
30 Sep 2024
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $5,035

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $5,680

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $8,725

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Mt Gravatt

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    40%
  • On Campus Time
    60%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

30 Sep 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 months
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 3 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $5,035

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $5,680

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $8,725

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
Mt Gravatt
On campus with some online
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Part time 1 day and 1 night per week
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $5,035

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $5,680

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $8,725

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Mt Gravatt

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    40%
  • On Campus Time
    60%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 1 day and 1 night per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $5,035

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $5,680

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $8,725

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

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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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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 to obtain and provide the following personal protective equipment:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Safety Goggles
  • P2 Mask (3 pack)
  • All purpose mask
  • Heat and Chemical safe gloves
  • Lab Coats - Navy
  • Long work pants
  • Work boots, wet area boots that cover the ankles, have steel cap protection and are liquid resistant.

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.

Important information

Please note that this course will delivered at:

  • Online via Zoom 1 day per week; and
  • 2 days per week at the Mount Gravatt Campus Microbrewery for term 1, and 
    The Queensland BrewLab brewery located at the Coopers Plains Health and Food Sciences Precinct for term 2.

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.

Learn more about University Pathways

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

How to apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

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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