Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation (Z0P)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1
Cradle Coast
Semester 1

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation is an industry-focused program that provides a great foundation for those wishing to enter the industry, or a stepping stone for those currently working in fermentation who are seeking to progress in their career.

You studies will prepare you to become creative, ethical, adaptable and industry-aware, providing practical skills and knowledge sought after by the fermentation industry. These skills also provide a foundation for establishing home-based fermentation activities such as brewing beer, making cheese, and creating a fine wine. The course content has been developed in consultation with industry experts, and they are actively involved in its delivery.

Completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation will enable you to:

  • apply scientific theory in contemporary industry practice
  • commence employment or enhance career opportunities
  • transition into further study, with credit into an Associate Degree in Applied Science
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  • 1 Describe scientific principles, processes and knowledge relating to fermentation science
  • 2 Apply scientific and design-based approaches to formulate problems and solutions in the fermentation industry
  • 3 Critically reflect on knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes to stimulate, enhance and develop personal and professional growth in fermentation industries
  • Practice-based, experiential learning and portfolio development is a key component of the Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation.

    We help you develop transferable skills by providing an authentic and engaging learning experience with work-based components that you can tailor to your individual circumstances. This means you can contextualise your learning to your personal interests through authentic simulated experiences, or for those already in the industry, you are encouraged to apply and complete relevant assessments within your work environment.

    You will be introduced to:

    • different methods of, and approaches to, practice,
    • how issues such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership are reflected in the workplace and
    • the role of reflection and deliberative thinking in developing workplace-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations.

    Career outcomes

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation will give you the opportunity to learn in a practical environmental, by offering you authentic learning experiences to practice your new skills and knowledge. As a result, you will be developing skills, knowledge and behaviours that employers are looking for in the workforce.

    Opportunities for students include brewing, wine making, fermented food and drink product manufacture, distillation, alkaloids, biodiesel, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, forensics, essential oils and water treatment.

    By completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Science you can transition into further study, with credit towards an Associate Degree in Applied Science, where you will learn how to use science to build a career in the food and beverage industry with our Fermentation and Separation stream.

    Course structure

    Completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation requires 50 credit points.

    Students will select all four core units

    In this unit you will be introduced to the key steps involved in realizing the manufacture of a fermentation product for commercial purposes. These include process design and optimization, scale-up and manufacturing operations such as cleaning and sterilization, substrate preparation,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Select three of the following units:

    This unit provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the nature of science and scientific knowledge, the methods of science, and the communication of science. You will encounter perspectives on the nature and role of science in society and examine what science…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit you will develop your understanding of the key attributes of living things, and of the molecular basis of the processes that sustain life. During the unit’s hands-on workshop you will be introduced to a range of practical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit, you will be introduced to the concept of sustainability starting with the transformations necessary for achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a way that organises them into 6 logical groups. You will examine…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Launceston5 Week Session Jan B
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit, you will acquire and apply foundational knowledge of principles and techniques that underpin applied bio-science industries. During a laboratory workshop you will apply selected techniques for monitoring, measuring, and analysing key parameters relating to biochemistry and water…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Digital innovation is transforming businesses across all sectors of the economy, through implementing new processes or upgrading existing technology. As a result, new business models in Industry 4.0 have emerged. In this unit you will be introduced to key concepts,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides you with opportunities to develop industry-based knowledge and skills that are highly sought out by employers. In addition, it allows you to explore key processes and practices that are used across a broad range of industries. You…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

    This course does not use ATAR as part of the admission process. To be an eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) or an equivalent qualification.

    Applicants with previous higher education study

    To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) at Associate Degree level or higher at any Australian higher education provider.

    If an applicant has failed any units, the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made.

    Applicants with previous VET / TAFE study

    To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed Certificate III or above.

    Applications on the basis of work or life experience

    This course accepts applications based on work or life experience. Applicants who have not completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but who have relevant work and life experience can complete a personal competency statement.

     

    Enrolment Restrictions Students enrolling in this course must complete by the end of 2021. This course will not be offered after this time. Students who have not completed the course by the end of 2021 will be supported to find an alternative course to transfer into.

    Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the undergraduate certificate and a course plan developed to detail the units required by the student to qualify for the undergraduate certificate. The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits stated in the Student Participation and Attainment Ordinance.

    Students completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Fermentation will receive advanced standing for four 12.5 credit point units of the Associate Degree in Applied Science

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

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