Tasmania has a growing reputation as a gourmet paradise, with high quality primary products and a growing fermented food and drink industry. In this unit, students will learn about the full production life cycle for fermented food and drink, from growing raw materials and fermentation basics, through to the packaging, labelling, distribution and marketing of final products. Development of more fermentation businesses in Tasmania may offer an alternative to current wicked problems of high regional unemployment, an economy reliant on extraction, high agricultural food waste, and over-reliance on State-based employment (Tasmania:The Tipping Point, 2013). Our students will examine specific Tasmanian fermented food and drink value chains to evaluate their triple bottom line and efficiency, and compare those with Australian and international competitor products. Students will have the opportunity to develop a structured business model for a new fermented food or drink product, and consider the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the new product's production and distribution chain.
|Unit name||Fermented Food and Drink|
|Faculty/School||DVC Students & Education
Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT)
|Discipline||Tasmanian School of Business & Economics|TIA-Research Institute|
Ms Gail Gnoinski
Dr Gemma Lewis, Mrs Simone Bingham, Dr Jo Jones
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Spring school (extended)||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||29/10/2018||21/11/2018||24/12/2018||17/2/2019|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2017: $1,324.00||2017: $2,438.00||080321|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Hobart: online delivery combined with an intensive, one week block session during November.
Launceston or Cradle Coast: fully online mode via MyLO materials, MyMedia (Echo) recordings, Video Recordings of industry speakers and e-Tutorials.
A total of four assessment tasks: (25%), (25%), (35%) and (15%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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